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    Oddsmakers give the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-94) the edge, -120 on the moneyline, to halt their six-game losing streak when they face the Chicago Cubs (64-85), at +100, on Thursday at 6:35 PM ET. Pittsburgh has Mitch Keller starting, and Chicago counters with Hayden Wesneski.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Pirates vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 22, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Pirates vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Pirates -120 7.5

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates average 1.0 home run per game to rank 17th in baseball with 150 total home runs .
    • The Pirates’ .221 batting average ranks 29th in MLB.
    • The Pirates’ .287 on-base percentage is the third-worst in baseball.
    • Pirates hitters strike out 9.4 times per game, the 29th-most in baseball.
    • The Pirates have hit 68 home runs at home this season (1.0 per game).
    • The Pirates have a .366 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.5 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 7.3 hits per game and is batting .225 at home this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh with 129 hits and an OBP of .336, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .450.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Reynolds is 68th in batting average, 53rd in on-base percentage, and 50th in slugging.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .243 with 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks.
    • Hayes ranks 95th in batting average, 100th in on-base percentage and 126th in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Ben Gamel has collected 81 base hits, an OBP of .321 and a slugging percentage of .367 this season.
    • Michael Chavis has 14 home runs, 49 RBI and a batting average of .234 this season.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 18th in Major League Baseball with 149 home runs.
    • The Cubs have a team batting average of .239 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.
    • The Cubs have the 18th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.311).
    • The Cubs rank 25th in strikeouts per game (8.9) among MLB offenses.
    • In 74 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 79 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .382 in away games this season with 217 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .230 with 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has racked up a slugging percentage of .449, a team-best for the Cubs.
    • Happ is 39th in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage and 52nd in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Nico Hoerner is batting .291 with 21 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 26 walks.
    • Including all qualified players, Hoerner’s batting average puts him 21st, his on-base percentage ranks 49th, and he is 70th in slugging.
    • Patrick Wisdom is batting .209 with 25 doubles, 23 home runs and 51 walks.
    • Christopher Morel is hitting .235 with 16 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs and 35 walks.

    Pirates vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Keller Wesneski
    26 GS 1
    5-11 W-L 1-1
    4.03 ERA 2.30
    143.0 IP 15.2
    53 BB 2
    121 SO 18

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