Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5-18-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates will play game three against the Chicago Cubs at the Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 7:40 PM ET. The Pirates are in fourth place in the NL Central standings with a record of 15-21.

 

The team is entering this match with two straight defeats, following a 0-7 sweep in game two against the Cubs. The Pirates delivered 29 at-bats, 5 hits, and 2 walks. JT Brubaker was charged with the loss, allowing 6 hits, 6 runs, 4 earned, 3 walks, and 10 batters across 3.2 innings.

 

The Pirates have an average of .225 BAA with an on-base percentage of .295. The team collected a total of 119 runs, 255 hits, 27 home runs, 109 RBIs, 113 walks, and 305 strikeouts.

 

3B Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting at .293 BAA with an on-base percentage of .390 and 34 hits. 1B Daniel Vogelbach cranked 6 home runs, while LF Ben Gamel made 15 RBIs.

 

The team will send Mitch Keller to the hill and he posted a  0-5 record this year with a6.61 ERA, 1.531 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts.

 

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 5-13 SU in their last 18 matches against the Chi Cubs.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 matches on the road.
  • The Pirates are 5-15 SU in their last 20 matches on the road against the Chi Cubs.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 5/18/2022

 

The Chicago Cubs are sitting in third place in the NL Central standings with a record of 15-20. The Cubs are riding on a four-game winning streak. Chicago is currently leading the three-game series against Pittsburgh by 2-0.

 

The team won last Tuesday, delivering 31 at-bats, 7 runs, 7 hits, 7 RBIs, and 4 walks. Keegan Thompson got the win, allowing 4 hits and 5 batters across 5.0 innings.

 

The Cubs are batting an average of .236 BAA with an on-base percentage of .313. The team hauled a total of 139 runs, 263 hits, 26 home runs, 125 RBIs, 112 walks, and 303 strikeouts.

 

CF Ian Happ is batting at .280 BAA with an on-base percentage of .400. 3B Patrick Wisdom blasted 6 home runs while SF Seiya Suzuki made 18 RBIs and C Willson Contreras made 30 hits. Drew Smyly will head to the mound and he posted a 1-4 record this year with a 3.64 ERA, 1.348 WHIP, and 21 strikeouts.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the Chi Cubs’ last 8 matches against Pittsburgh.
  • The Chi Cubs are 3-10 SU in their last 13 matches at home.
  • The Chi Cubs are 15-5 SU in their last 20 matches at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Game 3. The MLB pick is the Chicago Cubs. Pittsburgh is struggling as of late and will continue to face issues in its road match on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Cubs are on the roll, winning four of its last five matches straight up. Look for the Chicago Cubs to win at home with a predicted score of 7-1.

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:40 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

 

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 

 

TV: MARQ

 

MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -150

 

MLB Totals: 7.5 

 

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