Chicago Cubs Vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – May 16, 2022

Written By Staff on May 16, 2022

A pair of clubs in the NL Central — the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-19) and the Chicago Cubs (13-20) — meet on Monday at 7:40 PM ET, at Wrigley Field. The starting pitchers are Wade Miley for the Cubs, and Bryse Wilson (0-2) for the Pirates. The Cubs are moderate favorites on the moneyline (-155) at home over the Pirates (+135).

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

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Cubs -155 +135 9

Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Wade Miley (LHP) Bryse Wilson (RHP)
1 GS 5
0-0 W-L 0-2
9.00 ERA 5.82
3.0 IP/Start 3.2
3.333 WHIP 1.523
3 K/9 8.3
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Cubs Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Willson Contreras .333 11 2 3 1.052
Seiya Suzuki .240 6 0 1 .721
Patrick Wisdom .212 7 2 3 .681
Frank Schwindel .233 7 0 3 .525
Ian Happ .161 5 0 4 .491

Cubs Record Splits


Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
4-11 9-9 8-5 5-15 8-15 5-5

Cubs vs Pirates Recent Results

Cubs Pirates
4 – 6 Record 5 – 5
3.3 Runs Per Game 3
4.2 Runs Allowed Per Game 4.9
6-4-0 Record ATS 4-6-0
8.08 K/9 8.28


Cubs Betting Tips

  • Miley has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline favorite.
  • The Cubs are listed as odds-on favorites for the first time in quite a while, they have been posted as underdogs in their last 10 games.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Cubs and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on four occasions.
  • The Cubs have been chosen as favorites in six games this year and have walked away with the win two times (33.3%) in those games.
  • Chicago has a mark of 1-2 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by -155 or better on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 60.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.

Pirates Betting Tips

  • The Pirates have been the moneyline underdog in four of Wilson’s starts this season, and they went 2-2 in those matchups.
  • Pittsburgh has a 3-2 record from the five games it was the underdog on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings (all 10 of them had set totals), the Pirates and their opponents combined to go over the run total five times.
  • The Pirates have been the moneyline underdog 26 total times this season. They’ve finished 11-15 in those games.
  • In games it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +135 or longer, Pittsburgh has a record of 6-12 (33.3%).
  • The Pirates have an implied moneyline win probability of 42.6% in this game.
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