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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 06/23/2022 Game Preview, Top Picks and Predictions
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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 06/23/2022 – The Chicago Cubs are expected to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Thursday afternoon. The Chicago Cubs are in the fourth position of the NL Central with a record of 26-43, three spots below the ruling Cardinals. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in the third position of the division with a record of 28-40. The Cubs will try to repeat their win from the previous matchup. The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to win Thursday’s game against the Cubs as per the MLB betting data.
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 06/23/2022
The Chicago Cubs won only one game in this series. In the first game, the Cubs lost 12-1 and lost again with a score of 7-1 in the second game. In the third game, the Cubs managed to win spectacularly with a score of 14-5 with Keegan Thompson throwing for 6.0 innings and giving up four hits and a single walk. The Chicago Cubs will be handing the ball to Justin Steele against the Pirates. Steele is currently 2-5 with a 4.27 ERA.
Players to watch: Frank Schwindel 1B (GP 62, AB 228, R 21, H 54, 2B 10, 3B 0, HR 8, RBI 33, TB 88, BB 15, SO 49, SB 0, AVG 0.237, OBP 0.282, SLG 0.386, OPS 0.668, WAR -0.4), Ian Happ CF (GP 66, AB 225, R 31, H 65, 2B 15, 3B 2, HR 7, RBI 32, TB 105, BB 36, SO 52, SB 5, AVG 0.289, OBP 0.387, SLG 0.467, OPS 0.854, WAR 2.4).
The Pittsburgh Pirates won the game on Wednesday with five runs and then went on to post only 13 hits in the third game which resulted in a loss. In the third game, the Pirates threw for 4.1 innings and gave up 10 hits along with four walks. On the mound against the Chicago Cubs, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be posting Jose Quintana who is 1-4 with a 3.66 ERA and has thrown 64.0 innings overall.
Players to watch: Bryan Reynolds LF (GP 64, AB 240, R 31, H 61, 2B 8, 3B 2, HR 11, RBI 22, TB 106, BB 26, SO 64, SB 3, AVG 0.254, OBP 0.33, SLG 0.442, OPS 0.771, WAR 1.2), Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B (GP 62, AB 234, R 29, H 62, 2B 15, 3B 2, HR 2, RBI 22, TB 87, BB 26, SO 60, SB 8, AVG 0.265, OBP 0.342, SLG 0.372, OPS 0.714, WAR 2.7).
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers
Chi Cubs are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games.
Pittsburgh are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games.
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
The Chicago Cubs are banking on Steele on the mound who has given very strong performances in the latest outings. However, the Pittsburgh Pirates are much stronger and expected to win this game as per the latest baseball picks and predictions.
Score Prediction: Pirates 5, Cubs 3.