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Chicago favored by -112 against Pittsburgh on Friday

Pittsburgh PiratesChicago Cubs
June 7, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Odds

35-25TEAM RECORD24-33

The visiting Pirates hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs will turn to Travis Wood and his 5-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pirates send Francisco Liriano (3-2) to the hill.

View Pittsburgh vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cubs in this matchup found them as -112 favorites on the MLB money line at GTbets.eu. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 6-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Cubs in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 12 in the National League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 2-rated defense.

Pittsburgh was a 5-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Braves. They lost as +109 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Julio Teheran in a losing cause, 5-0, against Atlanta on Wednesday.

Last time out for Chicago, they were an 8-6 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +146 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Angels on Wednesday as the Cubs defeated them 8-6 at Angel Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 5-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi Cubs' last 17 games at home
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, Saturday, June 8