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    Sportsbooks don’t expect the Chicago Cubs (66-85), at -106 on the moneyline, to prolong their four-game winning streak when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-96), at -113, on Saturday at 6:35 PM ET. Pittsburgh’s Johan Oviedo and Chicago’s Wade Miley will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Pirates vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Pirates vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Pirates -113 7.5

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates are 17th in baseball with 153 home runs. They average one per game.
    • The Pirates’ .220 batting average ranks 29th in MLB.
    • The Pirates’ .287 on-base percentage is the third-worst in baseball.
    • The Pirates’ 9.4 strikeouts per game are the second-most in baseball.
    • The Pirates average one home run per home game this season (71 total at home).
    • The Pirates are averaging 2.5 extra-base hits per game while slugging .367 in home contests.
    • The club averages 7.3 hits per game and is batting .224 at home this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has 134 hits and an OBP of .344 to go with a slugging percentage of .463. All three of those stats are best among Pittsburgh hitters this season.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, Reynolds’ batting average ranks 51st, his on-base percentage ranks 38th, and he is 36th in slugging.
    • Reynolds has hit safely in two straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .474 with two doubles, two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .243 with 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks.
    • Hayes’ batting average ranks 94th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 92nd, and his slugging percentage 127th.
    • Ben Gamel has collected 81 base hits, an OBP of .320 and a slugging percentage of .364 this season.
    • Michael Chavis is batting .231 with a .265 OBP and 49 RBI for Pittsburgh this season.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs’ 150 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Cubs rank 18th in MLB with a .240 team batting average.
    • The Cubs have the 19th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.311).
    • The Cubs rank 25th in strikeouts per game (8.9) among MLB offenses.
    • In 76 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 80 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • They are slugging .382 in 76 road games this season.
    • In 76 road games this season, they have a batting average of .230 while averaging 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has totaled 144 hits with a .340 on-base percentage and a .446 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Cubs.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Happ is 46th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage and 53rd in slugging percentage.
    • Nico Hoerner has 21 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 26 walks while hitting .291.
    • Hoerner’s batting average ranks 20th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 50th, and he is 71st in slugging.
    • Patrick Wisdom has 25 doubles, 24 home runs and 52 walks while batting .210.
    • Christopher Morel is hitting .236 with 17 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs and 36 walks.

    Pirates vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Oviedo Miley
    5 GS 7
    3-2 W-L 1-1
    3.69 ERA 3.48
    39.0 IP 31.0
    21 BB 13
    42 SO 25
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