Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5-17-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates are gearing up to take on the Chicago Cubs in the second installment of their three-game interleague series this Tuesday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  Before coming into this game, Pittsburgh concluded a set against the Cincinnati Reds, grabbing a couple of wins out of four. 


Recently, the Pirates blew off their first game against the Cubs by a final score of 9-0.  The loss dropped the team’s record to 15-20 this season and ranked third in the National League Central Division.


Leading the team was third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes, who hammered a total of 34 hits on a batting average of .293 and an on-base percentage of .390.  Left fielder Ben Gamel drove in 15 runs for the Pirates, while first baseman Daniel Vogelback swung out six home runs.


As a team, Pittsburgh allowed 119 runs over 252 hits on a .228 team batting average, to go along with an OBP of .300.  Moreover, the team allowed 268 strikeouts, with a 4.62 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.34.


In this Tuesday’s matchup, JT Brubaker will have the start for the Pirates.  Brubaker threw for 30.1 innings and bears an ERA of 5.34, along with a 0-3 mark.


  •   The total went UNDER in four of the Pirates’ six previous matches.
  •   Pittsburgh is at 5-12 SU in 17 of their previous games versus the Chicago Cubs.
  •   The total went OVER in five of the Pirates’ five previous road matches.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 5/17/2022


On the side of the Chicago Cubs, the team welcomed the Pirates to their home stadium last Monday after completing a set against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The team managed to collect a couple of wins out of three.


In this series, Chicago overpowered their visitor as they prevented the Pirates from getting a score throughout the entire match. The win improved their record to 14-20 and ranked fourth in the National League Central Division.


Catcher Willson Contreras took the reins for Chicago, delivering a total of 30 hits on a batting average of .283.  Center fielder Ian Happ posted a team-high OBP of .405, while third baseman Patrick Wisdom contributed 17 runs batted in and wielded six home runs.


Overall, Chicago garnered 130 runs over 250 hits on a batting average of .232 and a .309 OBP.  Furthermore, the Cubs allowed 276 strikeouts on an ERA of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.32. 


For this upcoming event, Keegan Thompson will be pitching for the team.  The right-hander threw for 27.0 innings on a 1.67 ERA and bears a 2-0 mark.


  •   The Chicago Cubs are at 4-1 SU in five of their previous matches.
  •   The total went UNDER in five of Chicago’s 7 last games versus the Pirates.
  •   The Cubs are at 1-6 SU in seven of their previous home games.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs.  The MLB pick is the Pittsburgh Pirates at +117.  Pittsburgh is a struggling team on the road, but Chicago finds difficulty in maintaining a winning trend this season.  Look for Pittsburgh to bounce back in game 2 win by 5-3.


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:40 PM EDT


Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois


Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022




MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -145


MLB Total Odds: 7


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