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Pirates 7-2 in Last Nine Liriano Outings

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 7-2 in Francisco Liriano's last nine trips to the mound as the lefthander gets the ball for them on Monday night at home against Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs in baseball odds action at the sportsbooks.

Liriano is 7-6 with a 2.92 ERA on the season, and he held the Twins to three runs (two earned) on 10 hits over 5 2-3 innings in a win last time out. Lester (6-8, 3.26 ERA) beat the Rockies in his most recent trip to the mound last week.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -135 at BetOnline for Monday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.1-3.9 win for the Pirates on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh (61-43) will face the 57-47 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 18-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.12 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 22 and scoring 3.85 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.88 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.03 per nine innings).

Chicago brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 4-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday at Miller Park behind starter C Richard.

C Morton silenced the Reds bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, August 4th