The fans at PNC Park will be treated to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take their seats on Monday. Get your free pick here.
Righthander Rich Harden will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Harden is 4-4 this season with a 5.10 ERA.
Starting this game for the Pirates will be Zach Duke. The lefthander has a 3.2009 ERA to go along with a eight-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Cubs lost to the White Sox 6-0 as a -110 favorite on Sunday. The six runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (9).
Carlos Zambrano allowed four earned runs on nine hits in 5 1-3 innings for the Cubs.
The Pirates lost to Kansas City 3-2 as a +140 underdog on Sunday. The 5 runs scored fell UNDER the posted under total (7.5). Free picks
Adam LaRoche was 3-4 with a run scored for the Pirates and Charlie Morton gave up three runs on seven hits in five innings.
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
Chicago: 35-37 SU
Pittsburgh: 35-40 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-six
After playing Kansas City are 3-7 up
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 7-1 SU in their last Eight games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Chi Cubs’s last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
The total has gone LOWER in six of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
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