Cubs Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 23, 2022

Written By Staff on June 23, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (26-43) are looking for continued production from a hitter on a hot streak when they match up against the Pittsburgh Pirates (27-40) on Thursday at 12:35 PM ET at PNC Park. Patrick Wisdom is currently on a two-game home run streak. Chicago (-112 to win) has Justin Steele set to start, and Pittsburgh (-106) will counter with Jose Quintana.

The betting trends in what follows reference odds valid as of June 23, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET.

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Cubs vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Steele (CHC) Pitcher Quintana (PIT)
2 – 5 W/L 1 – 4
59.0 IP 64.0
4.27 ERA 3.38
1.475 WHIP 1.313
8.1 K/9 7.7
4.4 BB/9 3.1

Cubs Probable Starter Justin Steele

  • Steele gets the start for the Cubs, his 14th of the season. He is 2-5 with a 4.27 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 59 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday, the lefty went 5 2/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves, giving up two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • The 26-year-old has a 4.27 ERA and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings in 13 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .251 to his opponents.
  • Steele is looking to pick up his fourth quality start of the year.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.358) and ranks 23rd in MLB play with 63 home runs. It has a collective .220 batting average, and is 29th in MLB with 484 total hits and 28th in MLB play scoring 244 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 23, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Steele

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Michael Chavis 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Bryan Reynolds 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Diego Castillo 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ke’Bryan Hayes 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000

Pirates Probable Starter José Quintana

  • Quintana (1-4) will take the mound for the Pirates, his 14th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the San Francisco Giants.
  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 3.38, a 2.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.313 in 13 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start two times in 13 starts this season.
  • The Cubs rank 16th in MLB with a .243 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 16th in the league (.393) and 69 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 23, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Quintana

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yan Gomes 22 .136 3 0 2 .208 .344
Jonathan Villar 16 .312 5 1 2 .333 .895
Nico Hoerner 4 .500 2 0 0 .500 1.000
Willson Contreras 3 .000 0 0 0 .400 .400
Andrelton Simmons 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 .833
Patrick Wisdom 2 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Ian Happ 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Jason Heyward 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500

Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have put together an 8-11 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 42.1% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -112 or shorter, Chicago has a 7-11 record (winning only 38.9% of its games).
  • The Cubs have an implied moneyline win probability of 52.8% in this contest.
  • Chicago has played in 69 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 33 times (33-32-4).
  • The Cubs have collected a 34-35-0 record ATS this season (covering 49.3% of the time).
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • This season, the Pirates have won 19 out of the 52 games, or 36.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Pittsburgh has entered 52 games this season as the underdog by -106 or more and is 19-33 in those contests.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 51.5% chance of a victory for the Pirates.
  • Games involving Pittsburgh have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 27 of 68 chances this season.
  • The Pirates are 31-37-0 against the spread this season.

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ has racked up an on-base percentage of .390 and a slugging percentage of .480. Both lead the Cubs. Overall, he’s hitting .291 with 15 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 36 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB action, Happ’s batting average ranks 26th, his on-base percentage ranks 11th, and he is 35th in the league in slugging.
  • Happ takes a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .438 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Willson Contreras has collected 58 hits to pace his team, and has 13 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 26 walks while batting .269.
  • Contreras ranks 46th in batting average, 16th in on base percentage, and 21st in slugging in baseball.
  • Wisdom is batting .227 with 14 doubles, 14 home runs and 27 walks.
  • Nico Hoerner has five doubles, three triples, three home runs and six walks while batting .272.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Patrick Wisdom 229 .227 35 14 36 .315 .787
Ian Happ 227 .291 32 8 34 .390 .870
Willson Contreras 216 .269 40 12 27 .383 .888
Nico Hoerner 184 .272 16 3 18 .304 .684
Rafael Ortega 163 .270 20 3 11 .360 .740
Jonathan Villar 150 .227 18 2 15 .272 .605
Christopher Morel 134 .261 21 5 15 .327 .790
Jason Heyward 132 .205 15 1 10 .281 .561
Alfonso Rivas 110 .218 14 3 18 .315 .651
Yan Gomes 104 .240 8 3 8 .255 .620

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in slugging percentage (.453) and total hits (63) this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Reynolds is 71st in batting average, his on-base percentage is 69th, and he is 50th in slugging percentage.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes leads Pittsburgh in OBP (.342) this season, fueled by 62 hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Hayes ranks 56th in batting average, 54th in on-base percentage and 125th in slugging percentage.
  • Daniel Vogelbach is batting .221 with a .413 slugging percentage and 22 RBI this year.
  • Michael Chavis has been key for Pittsburgh with 45 hits, an OBP of .301 plus a slugging percentage of .413.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 243 .259 31 11 22 .333 .786
Ke’Bryan Hayes 234 .265 29 2 22 .342 .714
Michael Chavis 179 .251 20 6 22 .301 .714
Daniel Vogelbach 172 .221 21 8 22 .311 .724
Diego Castillo 166 .193 17 5 16 .235 .554
Jack Suwinski 155 .219 24 10 18 .297 .749
Cal Mitchell 78 .192 4 2 7 .229 .562
Tyler Heineman 71 .155 9 0 3 .221 .432
Michael Perez 71 .127 3 3 6 .184 .438
Yu Chang 44 .114 3 1 2 .235 .440

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