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|Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates|
If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.
Righthander Edwin Jackson will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Jackson is 1-6 this season with a 5.76 ERA.
Jackson's opponent in this one will be Jeanmar Gomez. The Pirates righthander has a 2.89 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.The Cubs were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -137 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. Current streak:
Chicago has lost 3 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 3 straight games.
Chicago: 18-27 SU
Pittsburgh: 28-18 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Friday, May 24
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Friday, May 24