In the first of a three game MLB betting lines series between National League Central teams, the Chicago Cubs will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Cubs have dropped two straight games, both against Cincinnati on Tuesday and Wednesday. Coming into the game on Thursday against the Braves, the Cubs held a 52-32 record. The Cubs still sit 8 games ahead of the Pirates in the National League Central. For the Pirates, after their come from behind win, they were 44-41 coming into the Thursday series finale.