Cubs vs Pirates Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 26

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The Chicago Cubs (39-57) will host the Pittsburgh Pirates (39-57), Tuesday at 2:20 PM ET, with the Cubs on a five-game winning streak. The scheduled starters are Keegan Thompson (7-4) for the Cubs, and Bryse Wilson (1-5) for the Pirates.

The Cubs are moderate favorites on the moneyline (-188) at home over the Pirates (+159). The game has an over/under of 8.5 runs.

Cubs vs. Pirates Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)


Cubs (-188)


8.5 Runs (Over: -113, Under: -107)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Cubs Injury Report

Nick Madrigal10 Day Injury ListGroin
Andrelton Simmons10 Day Injury ListShoulder
Jason Heyward10 Day Injury ListKnee
Alec Mills15 Day Injury ListBack
Wade Miley15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Kyle Hendricks15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Codi Heuer60 Day Injury ListElbow
Manuel Rodriguez60 Day Injury ListElbow
Michael Hermosillo60 Day Injury ListQuadricep
Ethan Roberts60 Day Injury ListElbow
Adbert Alzolay60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Brad Wieck60 Day Injury ListElbow

Pirates Injury Report

Jake Marisnick10 Day Injury ListFoot
Chase De Jong15 Day Injury ListKnee
Max Kranick60 Day Injury ListElbow
Nick Mears60 Day Injury ListElbow
Canaan Smith60 Day Injury ListWrist
Blake Cederlind60 Day Injury ListElbow
Roberto Pérez60 Day Injury ListHamstring

Last Time Out: Cubs and Pirates

These clubs meet again after the Cubs took down the Pirates 3-2 yesterday. Mychal Givens earned the win for the Cubs (1.00 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 K), and Rafael Ortega led the way offensively (2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI). Yerry De Los Santos (1.00 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K) was credited with the loss for the Pirates.

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cubs have won 11 out of the 27 games, or 40.7%, in which they’ve been favored. Chicago has not been a bigger favorite this season than the -188 moneyline set for this game. The implied probability of a win from the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 65.3%. Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 42 of their 96 chances. The Cubs have an ATS record of 49-47-0 in 96 games with a spread this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ94.282 (38).367 (22).445 (58)2.3% (102)21.4% (92)10.9% (40)
Willson Contreras81.258 (69).374 (17).473 (35)4.0% (45)21.5% (94)10.5% (46)
Nico Hoerner81.303 (16).343 (53).431 (68)1.9% (119)10.4% (6)4.2% (151)
Patrick Wisdom92.220 (136).317 (98).440 (64)4.5% (31)34.4% (155)11.2% (34)
Christopher Morel59.281 (-).354 (-).491 (-)3.5% (-)29.6% (-)9.7% (-)

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have won in 31, or 38.3%, of the 81 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. Pittsburgh has a mark of 11-16 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +159 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Pirates have a 38.6% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Pittsburgh and their opponents have gone over in 39 of their 97 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Pirates have posted a record of 51-46-0 against the spread this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds84.257 (72).339 (55).459 (47)4.3% (36)23.0% (102)10.1% (54)
Ke’Bryan Hayes89.251 (84).324 (86).351 (137)1.1% (143)21.0% (85)9.3% (66)
Michael Chavis84.236 (-).275 (-).407 (-)3.6% (-)27.9% (-)4.7% (-)
Ben Gamel63.245 (-).338 (-).378 (-)1.8% (-)26.2% (-)12.0% (-)
Diego Castillo82.204 (-).243 (-).374 (-)4.0% (-)27.1% (-)4.4% (-)

Cubs vs. Pirates Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Cubs will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-188). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (8.5 runs).

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Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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