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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at PNC Park.

The Cubs will trot Jeff Samardzija out to the mound in this one. Righthander Samardzija has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be AJ Burnett. The righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -121 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Braves at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at +132 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Chicago: 0-0 SU
Pittsburgh: 0-0 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Wednesday, April 3