Pirates vs Cubs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 23, 2022

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The Chicago Cubs (65-85) will visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (54-95), Friday at 6:35 PM ET, with the Pirates on a seven-game losing streak. On the mound for the Pirates will be Bryse Wilson (3-9), opposed by the Cubs’ Javier Assad (1-2).

The moneyline odds for the Pirates (-112) versus the Cubs (-108) indicate a tight game. The contest has an over/under set at 8.

Pirates vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

Pittsburgh Pirates (-1.5)

Moneyline

Pirates (-112)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -114, Under: -107)

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

  • Game Day: Friday, September 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: PNC Park

Pirates Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Eric Stout 15 Day Injury List Undisclosed
JT Brubaker 15 Day Injury List Back
Roberto Pérez 60 Day Injury List Hamstring
Canaan Smith 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Blake Cederlind 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Max Kranick 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Yerry De Los Santos 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Colin Holderman 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Willson Contreras 10 Day Injury List Ankle
Nick Madrigal 10 Day Injury List Groin
Steven Brault 15 Day Injury List Shouder
Justin Steele 15 Day Injury List Back
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jason Heyward 60 Day Injury List Knee
Kyle Hendricks 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 60 Day Injury List Back
Rafael Ortega 60 Day Injury List Finger
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Nico Hoerner Day-to-day Tricep

Last Time Out: Pirates and Cubs

These clubs play again after the Cubs’ 3-2 victory over the Pirates yesterday. Hayden Wesneski (6.00 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 6 K) earned the win for the Cubs. Christopher Morel went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI to lead the team on offense. Mitch Keller (6.00 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 7 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Pirates.

Betting Trends

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have been favorites in 18 games this season and won nine (50%) of those contests. Pittsburgh is 9-9 this season when entering a game favored by -112 or more on the moneyline. The Pirates have a 52.8% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. So far this season, Pittsburgh and its opponents have hit the over in 69 of their 155 games with a total. The Pirates are 80-75-0 against the spread in their 155 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds 134 .263 (57) .342 (41) .457 (41) 4.3% (32) 23.0% (88) 9.2% (53)
Ke’Bryan Hayes 128 .243 (92) .314 (91) .348 (123) 1.3% (123) 22.4% (85) 8.7% (65)
Ben Gamel 107 .230 (-) .320 (-) .364 (-) 2.0% (-) 23.3% (-) 11.0% (-)
Michael Chavis 127 .234 (-) .268 (-) .396 (-) 3.3% (-) 29.7% (-) 4.3% (-)
Oneil Cruz 77 .215 (-) .272 (-) .453 (-) 5.4% (-) 38.3% (-) 7.0% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been chosen as underdogs in 106 games this year and have walked away with the win 48 times (45.3%) in those games. Chicago has a mark of 47-58 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by -108 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 51.9% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 62 of their 153 opportunities. The Cubs have posted a record of 76-77-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 146 .269 (46) .341 (44) .446 (51) 2.9% (76) 23.9% (99) 9.1% (55)
Nico Hoerner 125 .291 (20) .338 (48) .421 (69) 1.9% (111) 10.7% (5) 5.5% (118)
Patrick Wisdom 124 .209 (129) .301 (115) .427 (66) 4.7% (23) 33.8% (133) 10.4% (34)
Christopher Morel 103 .239 (-) .314 (-) .430 (-) 3.6% (-) 32.4% (-) 9.2% (-)
Yan Gomes 82 .231 (-) .258 (-) .358 (-) 2.9% (-) 15.6% (-) 2.9% (-)

Pirates vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Pirates to emerge victorious (-112 on the moneyline), while we project the scoring will go over the total (8 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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