Cubs Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 22, 2022

Written By Staff on June 22, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (25-43) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (27-39) on Wednesday at PNC Park, beginning at 7:05 PM ET. Keegan Thompson starts for Chicago (-133 to win) while Pittsburgh (+111) will counter with Jerad Eickhoff.

The insights in the following article are based off odds valid as of June 22, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Cubs vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Thompson (CHC) Pitcher Eickhoff (PIT)
6 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
55.0 IP 0
3.27 ERA 0.00
1.182 WHIP 0.000
7.9 K/9 0
3.3 BB/9 0

Cubs Probable Starter Keegan Thompson

  • Thompson (6-2 with a 3.27 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched) makes the start for the Cubs, his eighth of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Friday against the Atlanta Braves, the righty threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering two hits.
  • In 15 games this season, the 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.27, with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .228 against him.
  • Thompson has one quality start this season.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.359) and is 23rd in MLB play with 62 home runs. It has a collective .221 batting average, and is 29th in MLB with 479 total hits and 28th in MLB action scoring 239 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 22, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Thompson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 5 .600 3 0 0 .600 1.200
Michael Chavis 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .750
Michael Perez 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Daniel Vogelbach 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Jack Suwinski 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Pirates Probable Starter Jerad Eickhoff

  • Eickhoff will make his first start of the season for the Pirates.
  • The 31-year-old right-hander hasn’t pitched since last season. He last appeared on Tuesday, July 27 against the Atlanta Braves, when he pitched 3 2/3 innings as the starter.
  • He ended last season with an 8.69 ERA and a 2.034 WHIP in five games, finishing with a 0-2 record.
  • The Cubs have scored 277 runs this season, which ranks 24th in MLB. They are batting .242 for the campaign with 66 home runs, 17th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 22, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Eickhoff

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jason Heyward 9 .333 3 0 2 .455 1.011
Jonathan Villar 9 .333 3 0 3 .333 .777
Andrelton Simmons 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Ian Happ 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yan Gomes 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000

Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs are 7-11 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 38.9% of those games).
  • Chicago has a 3-7 record (winning only 30% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -133 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Cubs have an implied win probability of 57.1%.
  • Chicago has played in 68 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 32 times (32-32-4).
  • The Cubs are 33-35-0 ATS this season.
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have entered the game as underdogs 51 times this season and won 19, or 37.3%, of those games.
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 16-30, a 34.8% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +111 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Pirates have a 47.4% chance to win.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have hit the over in 26 of their 67 games with a total this season.
  • The Pirates are 31-36-0 against the spread in their 67 chances this season.

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ has a .467 slugging percentage, which paces the Cubs. He’s batting .289 with 15 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 36 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Happ’s batting average ranks 27th, his on-base percentage ranks 13th, and he is 41st in the league in slugging.
  • Willson Contreras’ 58 hits and .390 OBP both pace his team. He has 13 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 26 walks while batting .275.
  • Among qualified hitters, Contreras’ batting average ranks 40th, his on-base percentage ranks 11th, and he is 15th in the league in slugging.
  • Patrick Wisdom is batting .222 with 14 doubles, 13 home runs and 27 walks.
  • Nico Hoerner has five doubles, three triples, three home runs and six walks while hitting .271.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 225 .289 31 7 32 .387 .854
Patrick Wisdom 225 .222 33 13 32 .312 .770
Willson Contreras 211 .275 40 12 27 .390 .907
Nico Hoerner 181 .271 15 3 17 .305 .686
Rafael Ortega 158 .259 18 3 9 .350 .717
Jonathan Villar 145 .221 16 2 15 .268 .578
Christopher Morel 134 .261 21 5 15 .327 .790
Jason Heyward 129 .202 13 1 10 .270 .549
Alfonso Rivas 106 .208 12 2 13 .303 .605
Yan Gomes 99 .242 8 3 8 .257 .631

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh with 61 hits, batting .254 this season with 21 extra-base hits.
  • Of all the qualifying batters in the majors, Reynolds ranks 79th in batting average, 78th in on-base percentage and 53rd in slugging percentage.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes leads the Pirates with an OPS of .714. He has a slash line of .265/.342/.372 this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Hayes ranks 58th in batting average, 50th in on-base percentage and 123rd in slugging percentage.
  • Daniel Vogelbach has collected 38 base hits, an OBP of .314 and a slugging percentage of .423 this season.
  • Jack Suwinski has been key for Pittsburgh with 34 hits, an OBP of .300 plus a slugging percentage of .458.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 240 .254 31 11 22 .330 .772
Ke’Bryan Hayes 234 .265 29 2 22 .342 .714
Michael Chavis 179 .251 20 6 22 .301 .714
Daniel Vogelbach 168 .226 21 8 22 .314 .737
Diego Castillo 162 .191 15 4 15 .234 .536
Jack Suwinski 153 .222 24 10 18 .300 .758
Cal Mitchell 74 .203 4 2 7 .241 .592
Tyler Heineman 71 .155 9 0 3 .221 .432
Michael Perez 67 .119 3 3 6 .181 .435
Yu Chang 42 .119 2 1 2 .213 .427

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