Chicago Cubs Vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – April 21, 2022

Written By Staff on April 21, 2022 - Last Updated on August 16, 2022

At Wrigley Field on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates (5-7) meet the Chicago Cubs (6-6) and fellow NL Central members at 7:40 PM ET. On the mound for the Cubs will be Mark Leiter Jr. (0-1), opposed by the Pirates’ Bryse Wilson. At home, the Cubs are favored to win on the moneyline (-160) over the Pirates (+140).

Cubs vs Pirates Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Cubs -160 +140 9

Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Mark Leiter Jr. (RHP) Bryse Wilson (RHP)
1 GS 2
0-1 W-L 0-0
18.90 ERA 5.40
3.1 IP/Start 4.0
2.7 WHIP 1.56
10.8 K/9 4.3
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Cubs’ Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Seiya Suzuki .385 10 4 8 1.491
Patrick Wisdom .286 8 2 7 1.033
Jonathan Villar .393 11 0 4 .902
Willson Contreras .241 7 2 3 .842
Frank Schwindel .263 10 2 6 .782

Cubs Record Splits

 

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
3-3 3-3 4-2 2-4 2-6 4-0

 

Cubs Betting Tips

  • This showing will be Leiter Jr.’s first start this season with his team as the moneyline favorite.
  • The Cubs have split the two contests they’ve played as odds-on favorites this season.
  • Oddsmakers have given Chicago the best odds of winning they have seen this season, with a -160 moneyline listed for this contest.
  • The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 61.5%, according to the moneyline set for this matchup.

Pirates Betting Tips

  • The Pirates were the underdog on the moneyline for one Wilson start this season — they won.
  • The Pirates have been the moneyline underdog nine total times this season. They’ve gone 3-6 in those games.
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 (winning just 20% of its games) when playing as a moneyline underdog of +140 or longer.
  • The Pirates have an implied moneyline win probability of 41.7% in this game.
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