Cubs vs Pirates Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 25

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A pair of teams in the NL Central — the Pittsburgh Pirates (39-56) and the Chicago Cubs (38-57) — play on Monday at 8:05 PM ET, at Wrigley Field. Adrian Sampson (0-1) is the starter for the Cubs, and JT Brubaker (2-8) for the Pirates.

The Pirates (+128) are on the road versus the favored Cubs (-151). The total for this contest is 8.5.

Cubs vs. Pirates Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-151)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -119, Under: -102)

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When, Where, at What Time is Cubs vs. Pirates

  • Game Day: Monday, July 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Nick Madrigal 10 Day Injury List Groin
Jason Heyward 10 Day Injury List Knee
Andrelton Simmons 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kyle Hendricks 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 15 Day Injury List Back
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Manuel Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Pirates Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Bryan Reynolds 10 Day Injury List Upper Body
Chase De Jong 15 Day Injury List Knee
Max Kranick 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Nick Mears 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Canaan Smith 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Blake Cederlind 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Roberto Pérez 60 Day Injury List Hamstring

Last Time Out: Cubs and Pirates

The Cubs kocked off the Phillies by a 4-3 score in their most recent game yesterday. Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with two home runs and two RBI to lead them offensively while Drew Smyly earned the win after throwing six innings, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out four.

The Pirates fell to the Marlins 6-5 yesterday. Oneil Cruz led the way offensively after going 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI in the defeat, while David Bednar took the loss on the mound, throwing one inning, giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out two.

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cubs have been favored 26 times and won 10, or 38.5%, of those games. Chicago has entered seven games this season favored by -151 or more and is 2-5 in those contests. The moneyline for this contest implies a 60.2% chance of a victory for the Cubs. Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 42 of 95 chances this season. The Cubs are 49-46-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 93 .279 (40) .366 (23) .441 (62) 2.3% (102) 21.7% (95) 11.0% (40)
Willson Contreras 80 .258 (71) .372 (18) .471 (37) 4.0% (47) 21.8% (96) 10.6% (44)
Nico Hoerner 80 .300 (19) .338 (58) .425 (75) 2.0% (115) 10.5% (6) 3.9% (154)
Patrick Wisdom 91 .219 (138) .315 (100) .438 (63) 4.6% (29) 34.5% (156) 11.1% (38)
Christopher Morel 58 .283 (-) .354 (-) .496 (-) 3.5% (-) 29.5% (-) 9.4% (-)

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have been chosen as underdogs in 80 games this year and have walked away with the win 31 times (38.8%) in those games. This year, Pittsburgh has won 22 of 59 games when listed as at least +128 or worse on the moneyline. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Pirates have a 43.9% chance of pulling out a win. Pittsburgh and their opponents have hit the over in 39 of their 96 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Pirates have posted a record of 50-46-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ke’Bryan Hayes 88 .248 (90) .322 (89) .349 (139) 1.1% (142) 21.2% (87) 9.4% (65)
Michael Chavis 83 .236 (-) .276 (-) .409 (-) 3.7% (-) 28.3% (-) 4.8% (-)
Ben Gamel 62 .244 (-) .335 (-) .373 (-) 1.8% (-) 26.7% (-) 11.8% (-)
Diego Castillo 82 .204 (-) .243 (-) .374 (-) 4.0% (-) 27.1% (-) 4.4% (-)
Josh VanMeter 53 .188 (-) .260 (-) .304 (-) 1.9% (-) 20.8% (-) 9.1% (-)

Cubs vs. Pirates Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Cubs to win (-151 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go over the total (8.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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