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Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates odds, tips and betting trends | June 23

At PNC Park on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-40) play the Chicago Cubs (26-43), with first pitch at 12:35 PM ET.

As the favorite, the Cubs (-130 moneyline odds to win) visit the Pirates (+110). A starting pitcher has yet to be announced by either team.

These squads meet again following the Cubs’ 14-5 victory over the Pirates yesterday. Keegan Thompson (6.0 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 7 K) earned the win for the Cubs. Alfonso Rivas went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI to lead the team on offense. Jerad Eickhoff (4.1 IP, 10 R, 10 H, 4 K) took the loss on the mound for the Pirates.

Prepare for the Cubs vs. Pirates with everything you need to know about Thursday’s baseball action.

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 2:03 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Cubs (-130, bet $130 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Pirates (+110, bet $100 to win $110)
  • Over/under: 8

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Cubs Stats and Trends

Cubs Betting Records

  • This season, the Cubs have been favored 20 times and won eight, or 40%, of those games.
  • Chicago has a record of 3-7, a 30% win rate, when favored by -130 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 56.5%.
  • Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 35 of 69 chances this season.
  • The Cubs are 34-35-0 against the spread in their 69 chances this season.

Cubs Batting Stats

  • The Cubs have hit 69 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
  • Hitters for the Cubs combine for a team rank 16th of in the majors with a .393 team slugging percentage.
  • Chicago ranks 15th in MLB with a .243 team batting average.
  • The Cubs rank 21st in the league with 291 total runs scored this season.
  • Chicago has an on-base percentage of .319 this season, which ranks 10th in the league.
  • The Cubs rank 22nd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 whiffs per contest.

Pirates Stats and Trends

Pirates Betting Records

  • The Pirates have been chosen as underdogs in 52 games this year and have walked away with the win 19 times (36.5%) in those games.
  • Pittsburgh has a win-loss record of 16-30 when favored by +110 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Pirates have a 47.6% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 28 of their 68 opportunities.
  • The Pirates have posted a record of 30-38-0 against the spread this season.

Pirates Batting Stats

  • The Pirates are 22nd in MLB play with 64 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.
  • This season, the Pirates’ .360 slugging percentage is the third-lowest average in the league.
  • Pittsburgh ranks 28th in MLB with a .220 batting average.
  • The Pirates are the third-lowest scoring team in MLB play averaging 3.6 runs per game (245 total).
  • Pittsburgh is 28th in the league with an on-base percentage of .291.
  • The Pirates’ 9.0 strikeouts per game rank 25th in baseball.

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Cubs vs. Pirates: Live Streaming Info & Game Time

  • Game Day: Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:35 PM ET
  • Stadium: PNC Park
  • TV Channel: ATT Sportsnet Pittsburgh
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)

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