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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Texas Rangers will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Rangers Ballpark in an interleague contest.
The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Gerrit Cole in this game. Cole has a 6-7 record and a 3.75 ERA this season.
It'll be Yu Darvish toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Righthander Darvish is 12-7 with a 2.91 ERA so far this season.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 9-2 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -133 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -104 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh has lost 4 straight games.
Pittsburgh: 81-61 SU
Texas: 81-61 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing Texas
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Texas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home
Texas home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, September 10