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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.

Righthander AJ Burnett will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Burnett is 4-6 this season with a 3.12 ERA.

The Cubs will counter Burnett with Carlos Villanueva. Righthander Villanueva has a 3.93 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

The Pirates were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 53-33 SU
Chicago: 37-48 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 1-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Oakland, Monday, July 8
Chi Cubs at Chi White Sox, Monday, July 8