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Charlie Morton vs Randy Wells matchup featured in MLB action

Pittsburgh PiratesChicago Cubs
Sep 4, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Odds

64-75TEAM RECORD59-80

The Chicago Cubs battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

Charlie Morton gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pirates on this day; he's 9-8 on the season. The Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Randy Wells, who will be looking to improve on his 6-4 mark.

View Pittsburgh vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as -125 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 999.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 10-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 16-rated Pirates in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Pirates average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +110 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pirates enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Saturday, with Ross Ohlendorf throwing 4 innings of 7-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pirates at Cubs trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games at home
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Houston, Monday, September 5
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Monday, September 5

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