Cubs vs. Pirates Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 6/23/2022

by | Jun 23, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (26-43), led by Patrick Wisdom on a two-game home run streak, are -130 favorites on the moneyline to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-40). First pitch is set for 12:35 PM ET Thursday, live from PNC Park. Neither team has named a starting pitcher for the contest.

Cubs vs. Pirates Spread and Betting Line

Cubs vs Pirates Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Cubs -130 +110 8 -105 -115 -1.5 +130 -150

Computer Predictions for Cubs vs. Pirates

Our best bet is the Pirates on the moneyline at +110 after looking at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 8 runs.

Our computer pick: Pittsburgh Pirates (+110) and Over (8)

Cubs vs. Pirates Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:35 PM ET
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: PNC Park

Cubs Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Cubs have won eight out of the 20 games, or 40%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • This season, Chicago has won three of its 10 games, or 30%, when favored by at least -130 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 56.5% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 35 of their 69 opportunities.
  • The Cubs have an ATS record of 34-35-0 in 69 games with a spread this season.

Pirates Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Pirates have been victorious in 19, or 36.5%, of the 52 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Pittsburgh has been victorious 16 times in 46 chances when named as an underdog of at least +110 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Pirates have an implied victory probability of 47.6% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Pittsburgh and their opponents have gone over in 28 of their 68 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Pirates have posted a record of 30-38-0 against the spread this season.

Cubs Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Ian Happ leads the Cubs with a team-best batting average of .291.
  • Including all MLB batters, Happ is 25th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage, and 32nd in slugging.
  • Happ brings a hitting streak of five games into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .438 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Willson Contreras is batting .269 with 13 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 26 walks.
  • Contreras is 39th in homers and 115th in RBI in the bigs.
  • Wisdom has racked up a team-best 14 home runs and 36 runs batted in.
  • Wisdom has at least one base hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .250 with a double, two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
  • Nico Hoerner is hitting .272 with five doubles, three triples, three home runs and six walks.
Ian Happ 67 .291 .390 .480 8 34 66
Willson Contreras 60 .269 .383 .505 12 27 58
Patrick Wisdom 65 .227 .315 .472 14 36 52
Nico Hoerner 54 .272 .304 .380 3 18 50
Rafael Ortega 59 .270 .360 .380 3 11 44

Pirates Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Bryan Reynolds paces the Pirates with 11 long balls and runs batted in, driving in 22.
  • Reynolds’ home run total puts him 42nd in the majors, and he is 156th in RBI.
  • Reynolds carries a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .353 with a triple, two walks and an RBI.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has a club-leading 22 runs batted in and .265 batting average.
  • Hayes is currently 280th in home runs and 156th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Daniel Vogelbach has collected a team-high 22 runs batted in.
  • Jack Suwinski has swatted a team- leading 11 home runs.
Bryan Reynolds 65 .259 .333 .453 11 22 63
Ke’Bryan Hayes 62 .265 .342 .372 2 22 62
Daniel Vogelbach 52 .221 .311 .413 8 22 38
Jack Suwinski 50 .224 .301 .474 11 19 35
Michael Chavis 58 .251 .301 .413 6 22 45

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