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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 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.

Team records:
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

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Sunday, September 15