Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4-12-22

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago Cubs will meet with the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB action in PNC Park, PA, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 4:12 PM ET.

 

The Cubs had a terrific start on the mound, with a team ERA of 3.00, good for 10th in the MLB, and a 1.15 WHIP, good for 13th.

 

At the plate, opposing batters are hitting just .207 against Cub pitchers. With a 0.00 ERA, Justin Steele leads the Cubs early in the year, while veteran right-hander Kyle Hendricks leads the team with 7 strikeouts.

 

Drew Smyly will take the field for the Cubs on Tuesday. While with the Atlanta Braves in 2021, the left-hander went 11-4 with a 4.48 ERA and 117 strikeouts.

 

At the plate, Chicago boasts 18 runs, which ranks ninth in baseball, and a team batting average of .239, which ranks eleventh. The Cubs have a .359 slugging percentage, which ranks 16th in MLB. Jason Heyward leads the Cubs with a .375 batting average, and Ian Happ leads the team with six hits. With six RBIs, Seiya Suzuki leads the Chicago Cubs.

 

Only two home runs were hit by Chicago, one each by Nico Hoerner and Suzuki. Patrick Wisdom gets off to a poor start with the Cubs, with only one hit in ten at-bats and four Ks.

 

  • The total went OVER in 15 of the Chi Cubs’ last 20 matches.
  • The Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their previous 5 matches.
  • Chicago is 9-1 SU in their last 10 matches against Pittsburgh.

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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 4/12/2022

 

With a collective ERA of 6.84 and a WHIP of 1.52, the Pittsburgh Pirates are ranked 28th in baseball. At the plate, opposing batters are hitting .263 against Pirates pitchers. Pittsburgh’s 3 starting pitchers have ERAs of 6.75, 9.00, and 12.00 so far.

 

On Tuesday, the Pirates will toss the ball to Jose Quintana. While throwing for the Los Angeles Angels in 2021, the left-hander went 0-3 with an ERA of 6.43 and 85 strikeouts. Quintana also participated in five matches for San Francisco last season but was not given a decision.

 

Pittsburgh is tied for 4the in the MLB with a .283 team batting average and 14th with a .368 slugging percentage. The Pirates have 11 runs, which is tied for 17th in the league. Ke’Bryan Hayes leads all Pittsburgh batters with a.400 average.

 

After his grand slam on Sunday, Michael Chavis is the sole player for Pittsburgh with a home run and a team-high four RBIs. Through 3 matches, Pittsburgh’s hitters have struck out 26 times.

 

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 matches against the Chi Cubs.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 matches at home.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh is off to a bad start after dropping three consecutive games to St Louis, which they will finish on Monday.

 

The Pirates, on the other hand, put up good numbers at the plate, with a team batting average of.283 and a slugging percentage of .368. Michael Chavis blasted a grand slam home run on Sunday, and third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes is off to a fast start with 4 hits in his first ten at-bats.

 

At the bat, Chicago did not fare as well as Pittsburgh. The Cubs have a batting average of .239 as a club. Through the first 3 matches, Chicago’s batters were struck out 28 times.

 

The Cubs lost 13 of their previous 16 road games versus left-handed starters and 21 of their last 29 games overall when playing a lefty. The Pittsburgh Pirates will win to a predicted score of 4-2.

 

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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:12 PM ET

 

Location: PNC Park, PA 

 

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

 

TV: MARQ

 

MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -107 (-1.5)

 

MLB Totals: 5

 

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