Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6-21-22

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Chicago Cubs will face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates in an MLB showdown at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 7:05 PM EDT.


The Cubs are heading to this game after a disappointing 12-1 road loss to the Pirates on Monday. Chicago went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, leaving 13 men on base during the defeat.


The team is currently on a 25-42 overall record and have dropped 9 of their preceding 11 contests, 12.5 games off the pace in the division race.


Ian Happ has 62 hits and 31 RBIs to lead the Cubs while Willson Contreras and Frank Schwindel have combined for 112 hits and 60 RBIs. For Tuesday’s game, Matt Swarmer will take the mound for his first career game against the Pirates. He is 1-2 with an ERA 5.23 ERA and 19 KS this season. 


  • The Chi Cubs are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against the Pirates.
  • The Chi Cubs are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games down the road.
  • The total went UNDER in 12 of the Chi Cubs’ last 17 road games against Pittsburgh.

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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 6/21/2022


The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming to this game after notching the win against Chicago. SS ONeil Cruz recorded 2 hits and drove in 4 runs to spark the Pirates’ offense while SP J.T. Brubaker fanned 5 batters across 6 shutout frames to lead Pittsburgh to victory.


The team improved to 27-39 on the year and are sitting a distant 3rd place in the division standings.


Ke’Bryan Hayes has 61 hits and 22 RBIs to lead the Pirates while Bryan Reynolds and Michael Chavis have combined for 105 hits and 43 RBIs. Roansy Contreras will make his second career start for Pittsburgh in Tuesday’s game. He is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.06 ERA and 35 Ks this season. 


  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 10 games against the Chi Cubs.
  • The Pirates are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • The total went UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh’s last 17 games  at home against the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates. Chicago’s offense has struggled to score in their last few games and their bats have been ice-cold, which gives Pittsburgh a higher chance to win their 3rd game in a row.


In addition, the Pirates’ Roansy Contreras has been more reliable on the mound, posting 8 earned runs allowed in his last 24.1 innings. Contreras is also heading into this matchup sitting with an ERA of 3.06.


The Cubs ranked 14th in OPS and 23rd in runs scored through 67 games while the Pirates ranked 28th in OPS and 28th in runs scored for the season. Prediction: The Pittsburgh Pirates will win this game to a predicted score of 6-5.


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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM (EDT)


Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA


Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 




MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -135


MLB Totals: 8.5


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