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

Written By Staff on May 18, 2022

On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-21) are visiting the Chicago Cubs (15-20), at 7:40 PM ET, in the final game of a three-game set. The Cubs will hand the ball to Drew Smyly (1-4), and the Pirates will counter with Wil Crowe (2-2). The Pirates (+145) are on the road versus the favored Cubs (-165).

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

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Cubs -165 +145 8

Pirates at Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Drew Smyly (LHP) Wil Crowe (RHP)
6 GS 0
1-4 W-L 2-2
3.64 ERA 2.57
5.0 IP/Start 0.0
1.348 WHIP 1.143
6.4 K/9 8.6

Pirates Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Daniel Vogelbach .222 6 2 2 .919
Michael Perez .167 4 2 3 .676
Jack Suwinski .161 5 2 3 .622
Ke’Bryan Hayes .214 6 0 2 .619
Ben Gamel .194 7 1 2 .581

Pirates Record Splits

 

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
9-10 6-11 8-10 7-11 8-17 7-4

Pirates vs Cubs 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

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Pirates Betting Tips

  • Crowe and his team put together a 10-13 record in games he appeared in when they were the underdog on the moneyline a season ago.
  • Pittsburgh was the underdog on the moneyline in seven of its last 10 games, and finished 3-4 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Pirates and their opponents combined to hit the over three times.
  • The Pirates have put together an 11-17 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 39.3% of those games).
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 3-10 when playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +145 or longer (23.1%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Pirates a 40.8% chance to win.

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 over/under, the Cubs and their opponents are in their last 10 games.
  • The Cubs have been favorites in eight games this season and have come away with the win four times (50%) in those contests.
  • This season, Chicago has come away with a win one time in three chances when named as a favorite of at least -165 or better on the moneyline.
  • The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 62.3% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
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