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Pirates face Chicago Cubs: MLB odds preview and stats

Pittsburgh Pirates

Chicago Cubs
4-2 April 08, 2014, 08:05 PM | Wrigley Field 2-4

Pittsburgh pays a visit to Chicago on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Cubs bats in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

It's a pitching duel between Edwin Jackson for the Cubs (0-0 on the year) and Charlie Morton for Pittsburgh (0-0 so far). View Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Cubs and the league No. 8-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Pirates were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +152 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals 2-1 on Sunday at PNC Park.

In their last action, Chicago was an 8-3 winner at home against the Phillies. Bettors on Chicago at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago rolled to an 8-3 win against Philadelphia on Sunday, as Carlos Villanueva and the Cubs' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

A few Pirates at Cubs trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
Chi Cubs is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Chicago, Wednesday, April 9th