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MLB betting line favors Pirates over Cubs

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July 30, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Wrigley Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago Cubs and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

Justin Germano will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 0-0 record into the contest. Erik Bedard gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 5-11 so far this season.

View Pittsburgh vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as 120 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 999 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 14-rated Cubs in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 14 in the National League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 9-5 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh suffered a 9-5 loss against Houston on Sunday, as James McDonald wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Chicago was a 4-2 winner in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They won as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating St. Louis 4-2 in extra innings at Wrigley Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Cubs trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
Chi Cubs are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, July 31