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The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at PNC Park.
The Cubs will give the ball to starter Scott Baker in this one. Righthander Baker is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.
Starting this game for the Pirates will be Gerrit Cole. The righthander has a 3.48 ERA to go along with a 7-7 record this season.
Chicago won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Pirates on September 13. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +161 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Chicago: 63-84 SU
Pittsburgh: 85-62 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Sunday, September 15