Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9-22-22

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Chicago Cubs (64-85) will meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-94) in the series opener of the NL Central Division four-game competition at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 6:35 PM ET.


Chicago is in 3rd place at 64-85 in the National League Central Division with a .430 team percentage and 23 outings behind first place after collecting 598 runs but has given away a total of 701 for a -103 run difference this year.


The Cubs ended a series with a victory after winning the last two installments over the Marlins at 2-1 on Tuesday and 4-3 on Wednesday.


In closing the series, Right Fielder Patrick Wisdom scored one run on one hit while driving one RBI in leading Chicago to the win.


SP Marcus Stroman finished 6.0 innings of work with 5 hits, 3 earned runs, and one walk granted while striking out 7 Miami hitters in the game.  


Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom, Left Fielder Ian Happ, and Shortstop Nico Hoerner are the top three batters for the Chi Cubs throughout the season.


Wisdom took the lead in hitting long balls with 22 while Happ racked up a total of 68 RBI and Hoerner sports a team-leading batting average of .291, an OBP of .338, and a slugging percentage of .421 for the year.


The Chicago ball club will be appointing righty Hayden Wesneski (1-1, 2.30 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, 18 Ks) to take on the mound to start the opening match of a series facing the Pirates on Thursday.


Wesneski has given away 9 hits, 2 free walks, and 2 homers in pitching for 15.2 innings in his pro baseball career this season.


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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 9/22/2022


The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped to 5th place at 55-94 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .369 and 32 contests behind first place after gaining 533 runs but losing 760 for a run difference of -227 throughout the campaign.


The Pirates will try to get back after losing six games in a row including a short two-game set to the Yankees at 8-9 on Tuesday and 2-14 on Wednesday.


Second Baseman Rodolfo Castro earned a two-run score on two hits for the Pirates while starter Roansy Contreras had difficulty in controlling the ball after yielding 6 hits, 5 earned runs, and 2 walks but fanned out 10 New York hitters in the losing effort. 


Center Fielder Bryan Reynolds topped all batters in the Pirates’ batting unit after achieving 24 dingers and 56 runs batted in records for the year.


Pittsburgh’s ace center fielder marked a team-leading batting average of .261, an on-base percentage of ..261, an on-base percentage of .339, and slugging .453 throughout the campaign.


The Pirates’ right-hander thrower Mitch Keller (5-11, 4.03 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 121 Ks) will be starting game 1 of a series versus the Chicago Cubs on Thursday evening.


Keller relinquished 147 hits, 53 bases on balls, and 13 homers in finishing 143.0 innings in the major league this season.     


Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is Chicago TBA. These teams have already lost their chance in the playoffs and both also struggled to win games just recently.


However, The Cubs gained momentum after winning their last two matches while the Pirates lost six consecutive outings including a horrible road series against the Yankees. The prediction: Chicago Cubs will win 3-1.


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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM ET


Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022                




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago Cubs  -135             


MLB Totals: 7.5


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