Pirates vs Cubs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 25, 2022

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The Pittsburgh Pirates (55-96) and Chicago Cubs (66-86) will battle on Sunday at PNC Park, starting at 1:35 PM ET. On the hill for the Pirates will be Luis Ortiz, matched up against the Cubs’ Adrian Sampson (2-5).

Per the moneyline, the matchup between the Pirates (-115) and Cubs (-103) looks like a close one. The game has an over/under set at 8 runs.

Pirates vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

Pittsburgh Pirates (-1.5)

Moneyline

Pirates (-115)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -105, Under: -114)

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

  • Game Day: Sunday, September 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:35 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
Tyler Heineman 7 Day Injury List Concussion

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 meet again following the Pirates’ 6-0 victory over the Cubs yesterday. Juan Carlos Oviedo (7.00 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 7 K) earned the win for the Pirates. Jack Suwinski went 1-for-2 with a home run and three RBI to lead the team on offense. Wade Miley (4.00 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 K) took the loss on the mound for the Cubs.

Betting Trends

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Pirates have been favored 19 times and won nine, or 47.4%, of those games. Pittsburgh has entered 18 games this season favored by -115 or more and is 8-10 in those contests. The moneyline for this contest implies a 53.5% chance of a victory for the Pirates. Pittsburgh and its opponents have hit the over in 70 of their 157 games with a total this season. The Pirates have an ATS record of 81-76-0 in 157 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds 136 .266 (50) .346 (35) .463 (37) 4.4% (31) 23.2% (90) 9.2% (52)
Ke’Bryan Hayes 129 .243 (94) .314 (89) .348 (124) 1.3% (123) 22.4% (84) 8.7% (65)
Ben Gamel 108 .231 (-) .322 (-) .363 (-) 2.0% (-) 23.0% (-) 11.1% (-)
Michael Chavis 129 .229 (-) .265 (-) .389 (-) 3.3% (-) 29.6% (-) 4.5% (-)
Oneil Cruz 78 .212 (-) .270 (-) .447 (-) 5.3% (-) 37.7% (-) 7.2% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been underdogs in 107 games this season and have come away with the win 49 times (45.8%) in those contests. This season, Chicago has come away with a win 46 times in 101 chances when named as an underdog of at least -103 or worse on the moneyline. The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 50.7% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Chicago and their opponents have hit the over in 63 of their 155 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. In 155 games with a line this season, the Cubs have a mark of 77-78-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 148 .269 (46) .340 (45) .445 (54) 2.8% (80) 23.5% (96) 9.0% (57)
Nico Hoerner 125 .291 (20) .338 (48) .421 (71) 1.9% (113) 10.7% (5) 5.5% (120)
Patrick Wisdom 126 .208 (129) .301 (115) .429 (65) 4.8% (21) 33.9% (134) 10.4% (35)
Christopher Morel 105 .240 (-) .314 (-) .432 (-) 3.5% (-) 32.7% (-) 9.1% (-)
Franmil Reyes 110 .222 (-) .270 (-) .364 (-) 3.0% (-) 34.3% (-) 6.1% (-)

Pirates vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our top pick for Pirates vs. Cubs sees the Pirates (-115 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the total, we pick the over on 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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