Chicago Cubs Vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – May 18, 2022

Written By Staff on May 18, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (15-20) and Pittsburgh Pirates (15-21) will meet on Wednesday at Wrigley Field, with first pitch at 7:40 PM ET. The Cubs will hand the ball to Drew Smyly (1-4), but the Pirates’ starting pitcher has not been announced yet. The Pirates (+125) take their show on the road to face the favored Cubs (-145).

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

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Cubs -145 +125

Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Drew Smyly (LHP) TBD
6 GS
1-4 W-L
3.64 ERA
5.0 IP/Start
1.348 WHIP
6.4 K/9
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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 .269 7 1 4 .816
Seiya Suzuki .259 7 0 3 .755
Ian Happ .257 9 0 5 .680
Frank Schwindel .281 9 0 4 .625

Cubs Record Splits

 

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
6-11 9-9 8-5 7-15 9-15 6-5

Cubs vs Pirates Recent Results

Cubs Pirates
6 – 4 Record 4 – 6
4.6 Runs Per Game 2
3.1 Runs Allowed Per Game 5.1
7-3-0 Record ATS 3-7-0
8.69 K/9 7.97

 

Cubs Betting Tips

  • Smyly’s team is 1-1 this season when he starts and they’re favored on the moneyline.
  • Over their last 10 games, Chicago has been favored twice and won each contest.
  • When it comes to the total, the Cubs and their foes are in their previous 10 contests.
  • The Cubs have been victorious in four of the eight contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • Chicago has a win-loss record of 3-3 when favored by -145 or better by bookmakers this year.
  • The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 59.2% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.

Pirates Betting Tips

  • Pittsburgh went 3-4 over the seven games it was the underdog on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings (all had set totals), the Pirates combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total three times.
  • The Pirates have won 11 of the 28 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (39.3%).
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 7-14 when it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +125 or longer (33.3%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Pirates a 44.4% chance to win.
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