Chicago Cubs Vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – April 22, 2022

Written By Staff on April 22, 2022 - Last Updated on August 12, 2022

The Pittsburgh Pirates (6-7) and Chicago Cubs (6-7) will battle on Friday at Wrigley Field, starting at 8:05 PM ET. The Cubs will hand the ball to Drew Smyly (1-0), and the Pirates will counter with Jose Quintana (0-1). At home, the Cubs are favored to win on the moneyline (-170) over the Pirates (+150).

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

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Cubs -170 +150 7.5

Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Drew Smyly (LHP) José Quintana (LHP)
2 GS 2
1-0 W-L 0-1
0.00 ERA 3.86
4.2 IP/Start 4.2
0.828 WHIP 1.607
4.7 K/9 4.8
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Cubs’ Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Seiya Suzuki .333 9 3 6 1.254
Patrick Wisdom .321 9 2 7 1.101
Jonathan Villar .393 11 0 5 .871
Willson Contreras .250 8 2 3 .846
Frank Schwindel .256 10 2 7 .780

Cubs Record Splits

 

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
3-4 3-3 4-2 2-5 2-7 4-0

Cubs vs Pirates Recent Results

Cubs Pirates
4 – 6 Record 5 – 5
4 Runs Per Game 3.8
4.8 Runs Allowed Per Game 4
5-5-0 Record ATS 6-4-0
9.32 K/9 8.59

 

Cubs Betting Tips

  • Smyly’s team won his only start as a favorite this season.
  • Chicago has been favored in three of its past ten games and won one of those matchups.
  • In their previous ten games (with a total), the Cubs and their opponents cleared the over/under four times.
  • The Cubs have won one of three contests as the favorites this season.
  • Chicago has yet to play a game this season with better moneyline odds than -170.
  • The moneyline for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 63% chance of walking away with the win.

Pirates Betting Tips

  • The Pirates were named the moneyline underdog for two Quintana starts this season — they split the games.
  • Pittsburgh has a 3-4 record from the seven games it was the underdog on the moneyline over its last ten matchups.
  • In their last ten matchups, the Pirates and their opponents combined to hit the over on the run total two times.
  • The Pirates have won four of the ten games they were the moneyline underdog this season (40%).
  • Pittsburgh has a 1-3 record (winning only 25% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline underdog of +150 or longer.
  • The Pirates have an implied moneyline win probability of 40% in this game.
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