Courtesy of OddsShark.com:
Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Tuesday when the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.
Righthander Jeff Karstens will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Karstens is 2-10 this season with a 4.89 ERA.
Meanwhile, it'll be Ryan Dempster who starts for the Cubs. Righthander Dempster is 12-8 with a 3.42 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 235-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Aramis Ramirez was 2-for-3 with four runs batted in, as the Cubs drilled the Pirates 14-2 on Monday night.
Carlos Zambrano allowed no earned runs over 5 1-3 innings to get the win for the Cubs, as Zambrano also smashed a two-run shot at the plate for
Ryan Doumit and Pedro Alvarez drove in runs for
Chicago: 56-76 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
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