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Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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

Left hander Jon Lester will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Lester is 9-8 this season with a 4.50 ERA.

The Pirates will counter Lester with Steven Brault. Left hander Brault has a 4.33 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Cubs as -135-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total opened at 10.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at 125 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Cubs were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at 125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Chicago:
Team record: 64-58 SU
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Chi Cubs is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Chi Cubs is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 51-70 SU
Pittsburgh is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
Pittsburgh is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games

Next up:
Chicago at Pittsburgh Sunday, August 18

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