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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.

Righthander Charlie Morton will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Morton is 1-1 this season with a 2.50 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Edwin Jackson who starts for the Cubs. Righthander Jackson is 4-10 with a 5.75 ERA so far this season.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Cubs on July 5. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 53-32 SU
Chicago: 36-48 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 7