Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 4-22-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 4/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 4/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will meet with the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field, IL, on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 2:20 PM ET. The Pirates are anticipated to finish bottom in the NL Central for the fourth consecutive season after dropping 101 games the previous season, with an over/under victory total of 65.5 forecasts.


The Pirates began this series after being swept in three road matches by the Milwaukee Brewers. Jose Quintana pitched for the Angels and the Giants last year, going 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in 29 games.


Quintana is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in two appearances this season. Quintana is 0-4 with a 3.41 ERA in five career outings against the Cubs. Quintana spent a lot of time in Chicago, starting with the White Sox in 2012 and pitching for them until 2017 when he was moved to the Cubs, where he stayed until 2020.T


The Pittsburgh offense ranks 10th with a .244 overall batting average, 18th with 3.9 runs per game, and 27th with 0.70 home runs per game. With 6 RBI, Michael Chavis tops the club, and Bryan Reynolds and Daniel Vogelbach both have two home runs to lead the team.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 matches.
  • Pittsburgh is 3-10 SU in their last 13 matches against the Chi Cubs.
  • The Pirates are 3-17 SU in their last 20 matches on the road against the Chi Cubs.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 4/22/2022


The Cubs have a .500 record to begin the year, but a decline is predicted as the season develops. The Cubs have a 75.5 over/under victory total, according to DraftKings.


Last year, Chicago only gained 71 games, and the team was in full rebuilding mode after trading away numerous key players. After losing 8-2 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, the Cubs entered this series on a two-game losing run.


The Cubs are third in batting average (.263) and on-base percentage (.774), ninth in scoring (4.8 runs per game), and 11th in home runs (just under one per game).


Seiya Suzuki, a rookie from Japan, excelled in his adjustment to the United States, batting .387 and leading the team with four home runs and 11 RBI. Drew Smyly is 1-0 with no runs surrendered in two starts this season, totaling 9 2/3 innings.


As a member of the Atlanta Braves in 2021, Smyly was 11-4 with a 4.48 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. Since getting into the big leagues with Detroit in 2012, Smyly pitched for seven different teams. Smyly is 2-1 with a 4.01 ERA in 7 career appearances versus Pittsburgh.


  • The Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the Chi Cubs’ last 5 matches against Pittsburgh.
  • The Chi Cubs are 3-13 SU in their last 16 matches at home.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs. The MLB pick for this game is the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates dropped 10 of their previous 12 matches against the Cubs, and they will have a difficult time at Wrigley Field on Friday.


Drew Smyly did not allow a run in his first two starts, and he should have another great outing today, as the Pirates have the third-worst road offense in MLB, allowing only 2.7 runs per game.


The Cubs batters will have a better chance against Jose Quintana, who has a.815 OPS versus left-handed pitchers and is posting 4.8 runs per game at Wrigley Field this year. Take Chicago to keep their winning ways going against a Pittsburgh squad that went 1-5 on the road this year. The Chicago Cubs will win to a predicted score of 5-3


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 4/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:45 PM (EDT)


Location: Wrigley Field, IL


Date: Friday, April 22, 2022




MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -152


MLB Totals: 7.5


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