The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader.
Righthander Charlie Morton will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Morton is 4-9 this season with a 5.01 ERA.
Starting this game for the Cubs will be Ted Lilly. The lefthander has a 3.02 ERA to go along with a 12-8 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 280-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Ryan Dempster tossed a complete-game shutout to lead the Cubs over the Pirates 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Chicago won as -245 home favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 8-run total set by sportsbooks.
Derrek Lee, Micah Hoffpauir, and Jeff Baker drove in two runs apiece for the Cubs, as Sam Fuld was 3-for-4 for Chicago.
Delwyn Young went 2-for-3 for Pittsburgh, while Kevin Hart gave up three earned runs over four innings to take the defeat for the Pirates.
Pittsburgh: 59-97 SU
Chicago: 82-74 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Chicago most recently:
A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
Pittsburgh is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, September 30