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The Cubs and Pirates are no strangers to games with a low posted total. Chicago has played in 61 games with a total of 7 or less (31-23-7 Under) while Pittsburgh has played in that situation 68 times (32-27-9 Under).
Chicago’s Jake Arrieta has a 1.68 ERA and 0.83 WHIP in nine career starts against the Pirates. He has won two of his last three outings against the Pirates this season with one of those wins coming in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole has lost just once in nine career starts against Chicago. He beat the Cubs the last time he faced them, but Cole struggled in two previous outings against them.
Pittsburgh is currently +115 in this game. The Pirates were home underdogs of +100 to +125 just six times during the regular season; they went 3-3 in those games. This is a fantastic pitching matchup, so we should see a terrific NL Wild Card game on Wednesday night.