Chicago Cubs Vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – May 17, 2022

Written By Staff on May 17, 2022

On Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs (14-20) are hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-20), at 7:40 PM ET, in the second game of a three-game series. Keegan Thompson (2-0) is the starter for the Cubs, and JT Brubaker (0-3) for the Pirates. With the Pirates (+120) visiting, the Cubs (-140) are a solid favorite on the moneyline.

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

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Cubs -140 +120 7

Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Keegan Thompson (RHP) JT Brubaker (RHP)
1 GS 7
2-0 W-L 0-3
1.67 ERA 5.34
4.0 IP/Start 4.1
1.074 WHIP 1.385
7.3 K/9 9.8
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Cubs Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Willson Contreras .382 13 3 7 1.247
Rafael Ortega .304 7 1 4 .915
Yan Gomes .320 8 1 3 .800
Seiya Suzuki .269 7 0 1 .768
Ian Happ .258 8 0 5 .701

Cubs Record Splits


Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
5-11 9-9 8-5 6-15 8-15 6-5

Cubs vs Pirates Recent Results

Cubs Pirates
5 – 5 Record 5 – 5
3.9 Runs Per Game 2.8
3.8 Runs Allowed Per Game 4.9
6-4-0 Record ATS 4-6-0
8.18 K/9 7.67


Cubs Betting Tips

  • This will be Thompson’s first start this season with his team as the moneyline favorite.
  • Over the past 10 games, Chicago has been favored just one time and came away with a win in that contest.
  • When it comes to the over/under, the Cubs and their opponents are in their previous 10 games.
  • The Cubs have been chosen as favorites in seven games this year and have walked away with the win three times (42.9%) in those games.
  • This season, Chicago has come away with a win two times in five chances when named as a favorite of at least -140 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 58.3% chance of walking away with the win.

Pirates Betting Tips

  • The Pirates are 2-2 in Brubaker’s four starts this season that they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Pittsburgh went 3-3 across the six games it was the underdog on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Pirates and their opponents combined to hit the over on the run total four times.
  • The Pirates have put together an 11-16 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 40.7% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +120 or longer, Pittsburgh has a 7-14 record (winning just 33.3% of its games).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Pirates’ implied win probability is 45.5%.
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