Chicago Cubs 67-86
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
CHC 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 8 10 1
PIT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 6 4
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Pittsburgh Pirates 56-97

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates Lines and Odds

 
 
953 CHC Cubs A. Sampson (R)
954 PIT Pirates L. Ortiz (R)
Betting
Line SU ATS O/U
o8 67-86 78-75 63-77
-134 56-97 75-78 69-74
Scoring
PPG OPPG
4.02 4.69
3.59 5.08
Powerline Rating
Current Estimate Edge
+112 -143
-134 +143
 
Adrian Sampson (R) (CHC)
Luis Ortiz (R) (PIT)
W L K/G BB/G HA/G HRA/G ERA WHIP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Head-to-Head Series History

Pirates
vs.
Cubs

Cubs are 6-4 (60%) in moneyline bets in their last 10 games against PIT for 1.45 total units won

Pirates
vs.
Cubs

Cubs are 4-6 (40%) in runline bets in their last 10 games against PIT for -2.36 total units lost

Pirates
vs.
Cubs

Cubs are 5-5 (50%) in over bets in their last 10 games against PIT for -0.45 total units lost

Cubs vs. Pirates Series Betting Preview

The Chicago Cubs visit the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game NL Central showdown at PNC Park, with action starting on Tuesday, September 1. With both teams coming from states with legal sports betting, the sportsbooks should see plenty of action on this series.

The last time these two teams met in a series was roughly a month ago and the Cubs took all three games.

Chicago got off to a hot start and sits atop the division, well out in front. The Pirates sit in the NL Central cellar, which puts these two squads at opposite ends of the spectrum. Neither team has suffered any long-term losses to key position players, but the Cubs have been without third baseman Kris Bryant as he has a sprained left ring finger and a left wrist injury that required an injection last week. Bryant has not been officially ruled out for the series.

The Cubs vs. Pirates odds see Chicago as the favorite, and the Cubs will likely maintain the role as betting favorite throughout the series unless a catastrophe occurs. One thing that could benefit the Cubs is that they have a day off before this series starts, whereas the Pirates have played 14 games over the past 13 days.

As always, make sure you compare Cubs vs. Pirates lines across various sportsbooks using our odds comparison tool. It can also help you see the best prices from across the entire MLB market, and every sports bettor should want to get the best price they can. The odds comparison tool is a great way to shop the best Cubs vs. Pirates odds.

Cubs Have Edges in Pitching and Hitting

Pittsburgh might get a break and likely will not see Cubs ace Yu Darvish, but the Chicago rotation will feature Jon Lester, who gave up just one run in six innings to the Pirates on August 2. Kyle Hendricks is also expected to start a game in the series. The Cubs bullpen has cooled off since a stellar start to the season and now ranks in the bottom third of MLB in bullpen WHIP.

Offensively, Anthony Rizzo, Ian Happ, and Kyle Schwarber have helped carry the club in the absence of Bryant. The Cubs have been a top-10 unit in ISO and a top-five team in on-base percentage.

The Cubs offense will be a popular one for Cubs vs. Pirates props, especially with Pittsburgh’s issues in its starting rotation and bullpen.

Pittsburgh is expected to start right-hander Chad Kuhl in the first game. Kuhl has been one of the best pitchers in the National League through August. Trevor Williams is also slated to start. Pittsburgh’s rotation has been one of the three worst units in MLB when you look at it through both advanced and old school statistics.

The Pirates bullpen was better than expected early this season, but they’ve nose-dived to the bottom of the league in many categories, including WHIP and xFIP.

Offensively, the Pirates have consistently been one of the two lowest-scoring teams in baseball. They hope to get third baseman Colin Moran back this series. Moran leads the team in home runs but has recently been sidelined with a concussion.

Chicago will likely be favored in every game when you shop Cubs vs. Pirates odds.

Pitching
Pitching IP OUTS HA RA ER BB HRA K
A. Sampson 6 18 4 1 1 0 1 3
K. Thompson 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 3
E. Uelmen 0.2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0
B. Hughes 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hitting
Hitting AB H 1B HR BASES R RBI BB SO SB
Z. McKinstry 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 1 1
E. Quiroz 3 2 2 0 2 2 1 2 0 0
P. Wisdom 4 1 0 1 4 2 3 0 1 1
I. Happ 5 2 1 0 3 1 1 0 2 1
N. Hoerner 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
F. Reyes 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
P. Higgins 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
A. Rivas 5 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
M. Hermosillo 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
N. Velázquez 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Pitching
Pitching IP OUTS HA RA ER BB HRA K
L. Ortiz 4.2 14 1 1 1 2 0 7
M. Bañuelos 0.1 1 2 2 2 1 1 0
D. Bednar 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2
D. Underwood Jr. 0.1 1 2 3 2 0 0 1
M. Yajure 2.2 8 3 2 1 1 0 5
Hitting
Hitting AB H 1B HR BASES R RBI BB SO SB
J. Hwan Bae 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
B. Reynolds 3 1 0 1 4 2 1 0 1 0
O. Cruz 4 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
R. Castro 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
K. Hayes 4 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
J. Suwinski 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
C. Mitchell 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Z. Collins 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
J. Delay 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Castillo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RL ML Team Opp ML RL Score O/U

CHC Cubs

  • Jason Heyward (RF) Heyward has been added to the 10-day injured list due to right knee inflammation and will not take the field for the Cubs. He is not expected to return this season. 06/30 · Out · Knee
  • Rafael Ortega (LF) Ortega has been added to the 60-day injured list due to a fractured finger. He is expected to miss the remainder of the 2022 season. 09/13 · Out · Finger
  • Kyle Hendricks (SP) Hendricks has been added to the 60-day injured list due to a right shoulder strain and will not take the field for the Cubs. He is expected to miss the rest of the season. 07/13 · Out · Shoulder
  • Alec Mills (RP) Mills has been added to the 60-day injured list due to a lower-back strain. It is unclear when he is expected to return for the Cubs. 07/03 · Out · Back
  • Willson Contreras (C) Contreras has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to an ankle injury. He is expected to return in late September. 08/30 · Out · Ankle
  • Steven Brault (SP) Brault has been added to the 15-Day Injured List due to a shoulder strain. He is expected to return in late September. 08/24 · Out · Shouder
  • Justin Steele (SP) Steele has been added to the 15 day Injured list due to a back injury. 08/26 · Out · Back
  • Brad Wieck (RP) Wieck has been added to the 60-day injured list due to left elbow strain and will not take the field for the Cubs. He is expected to miss the remainder of the 2022 MLB season. 03/17 · Out · Elbow
  • Seiya Suzuki (RF) Suzuki has been placed on the Restricted List and will not be available for the Cubs. 09/17 · Out · Personal
  • Nico Hoerner (SS) Hoerner is dealing with a tricep injury but is likely to take the field for the Cubs. 09/11 · Probable · Tricep
  • Nick Madrigal (2B) Madrigal has been added to the 10-day injured list due to a groin injury. It is uncertain when he will be able to return to the Cubs. 09/09 · Out · Groin
  • Ethan Roberts (RP) Roberts has been added to the 60-day injured list due to undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and will not take the field for the Cubs. He will miss the remainder of the 2022 season. 06/23 · Out · Elbow
  • Codi Heuer (RP) Heuer has been added to the 60-day injured list due to undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and will not take the field for the Cubs. He will miss the entire 2022 season. 03/16 · Out · Elbow

PIT Pirates

  • Roberto Pérez (C) Perez has been added to the 60-day injured list with a ruptured left hamstring and will not take the court for the Pirates. He is expected to miss the rest of the season. 05/20 · Out · Hamstring
  • Tyler Heineman (C) Heineman has been added to the 7-day injured list due to a concussion. He is expected to be back with the team sometime next weekend. 09/23 · Out · Concussion
  • Eric Stout (RP) Stout has been added to the 15-day Injury List with an undisclosed injury. His expected return is uncertain. 09/22 · Out · Undisclosed
  • Canaan Smith-Njigba (LF) Smith-Njigba has been added to the 60-day injured list with a fractured right wrist and will not take the field for the Pirates. He is expected to return in late August. 06/30 · Out · Wrist
  • JT Brubaker (SP) Brubaker has been added to the 15-day injured list due to a back injury. There is no time table for his expected return. 09/15 · Out · Back
  • Blake Cederlind (RP) Cederlind has been added to the 60-day injured list with an elbow injury and will not take the field for the Pirates. He is expected to return in late July. 07/11 · Out · Elbow
  • Max Kranick (SP) Kranick has been added to the 60-day injured list with an injured right elbow and will not take the field for the Pirates. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season. 06/27 · Out · Elbow
  • Yerry De Los Santos (RP) De Los Santos has bee shuttled to the 60-day injured list due to a right shoulder muscle strain. 08/12 · Out · Shoulder
  • Colin Holderman (RP) Holderman has been placed on the 60-day injured list due to right shoulder tightness and will not take the field for the Pirates. It is unclear when he is expected to return. 08/26 · Out · Shoulder