Chicago Cubs Vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – April 23, 2022

Written By Staff on April 23, 2022 - Last Updated on August 16, 2022

On Saturday, the Chicago Cubs (6-8) are hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-7), at 2:20 PM ET, in the third game of a four-game series. The Cubs will give the start to Kyle Hendricks (0-1), and the Pirates will counter with Zach Thompson (0-1). The Pirates (+135) take their show on the road to face the favored Cubs (-155).

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

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Cubs -155 +135 10.5

Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Kyle Hendricks (RHP) Zach Thompson (RHP)
3 GS 2
0-1 W-L 0-1
6.08 ERA 9.00
4.1 IP/Start 4.0
1.95 WHIP 2
11.5 K/9 9
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Cubs’ Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Patrick Wisdom .333 9 2 7 1.141
Seiya Suzuki .296 8 1 4 .968
Jonathan Villar .375 12 0 5 .826
Willson Contreras .219 7 2 3 .786
Nico Hoerner .300 9 0 3 .756

Cubs Record Splits

 

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
3-5 3-3 4-3 2-5 2-7 4-1

Cubs vs Pirates Recent Results

Cubs Pirates
3 – 7 Record 6 – 4
4 Runs Per Game 4.1
5.1 Runs Allowed Per Game 4
5-5-0 Record ATS 6-4-0
9.43 K/9 8.69

 

Cubs Betting Tips

  • Hendricks’ team lost his only start as a favorite this season.
  • In three games as the odds-on favorite over the last ten contests, Chicago was upset in every match.
  • In their previous ten games with a total, the Cubs and opponents cleared the over/under four times.
  • The Cubs have been favorites in four games this season and have come away with the win one time (25%) in those contests.
  • Chicago has been listed as a favorite of -155 or more on two occasions this season and lost both games.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 60.8% chance of pulling out a win.

Pirates Betting Tips

  • The Pirates were named the moneyline underdog for two Thompson starts this season — they split the games.
  • Pittsburgh played as the moneyline underdog in seven of its last ten games and finished 4-3 in those matchups.
  • In their last ten matchups (all had set totals), the Pirates combined with their opponents to go over the run total two times.
  • The Pirates have been the underdog on the moneyline 11 times this season. They’ve finished 5-6 in those games.
  • Pittsburgh has a 3-5 record (winning just 37.5% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline underdog of +135 or longer.
  • The implied moneyline probability in this matchup gives the Pirates a 42.6% chance to win.
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