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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

The division rival Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at Wrigley Field.

Lefthander Francisco Liriano will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Liriano is 16-7 this season with a 2.88 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cubs will be Jake Arrieta. The righthander has a 5.06 ERA to go along with a 4-4 record this season.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were an 8-2 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -166 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.
Chicago has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 91-67 SU
Chicago: 65-93 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 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 at Cincinnati, Friday, September 27
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Friday, September 27