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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The division rival Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are set to renew hostilities on Sunday when they meet at PNC Park.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Travis Wood in this game. Wood has a 9-11 record and a 3.05 ERA this season.

The Pirates will counter Wood with Francisco Liriano. Lefthander Liriano has a 2.92 ERA to go along with a 16-7 record this season.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Pirates on September 14. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -186 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Chicago: 63-85 SU
Pittsburgh: 86-62 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Monday, September 16
Pittsburgh home to San Diego, Monday, September 16