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Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs 5/18/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds & Info

Game Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time Wednesday May 18, 2022, 7:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Wrigley Field Wrigley Field, Chicago, USA
Latest odds
CHC -151 ; O/U OFF
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will continue a series at Wrigley Field Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs. Pittsburgh is five games below .500 on the year after a 9-0 blowout loss to Chicago in game one of this series ended a two game win streak. Dillon Peters got the start for Pittsburgh giving up five runs on four hits after recording only two outs leading to the loss period the Pittsburgh bullpen struggled as well allowing four more runs on nine hits over the final 7.1 innings of the game.

Ke’Bryan Hayes leads the Pittsburgh offense with a .293 batting average to go along with a team leading 34 hits. Daniel Vogelbach leaves the team with six home runs and Ben Gamel posts a team high 15 RBI’s.

The Chicago Cubs continue a homestand Wednesday night running hot as of late after winning four of the last five games played including three in a row following the opening game win against Pittsburgh. Wade Miley dominated on the mound for Chicago allowing only one hit and no runs across 7 innings of work leading to the victory.

The Chicago offense was on full display as the Cubs went 13-37 from the plate including 5-16 with runners in scoring position to score nine runs. Wilson Contreras led the way for the Chicago offense with two hits in five at bats including a Grand Slam in the first inning of the game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games.
  • Pittsburgh are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games against Chi Cubs.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road.
  • Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games against Pittsburgh.

Free MLB Pick:

Chicago Cubs -151

The Pittsburgh Pirates have struggled this season and will continue that trend Wednesday night. Look for Chicago to control this game from the opening pitch as Chicago is running hot as of late period take Chicago to extend their win streak Wednesday night with a home win over a bad Pittsburgh team. Final Score Prediction, Chicago wins 7-1.

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