Table of Contents

    Nico Hoerner takes a 12-game hitting streak into the Chicago Cubs’ (78-72) matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates (70-80). The Cubs are the moneyline favorite (-142) for this contest against the Pirates (+120), which starts at 7:40 PM ET on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. Pittsburgh has not named a starter while Chicago is projected to start Javier Assad.

    It’s time to get your parents, spouse, co-workers, third cousin and mailman together again. MLB pools are back! Hit your own home run with RunYourPool today.
    Start here >

    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -142 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: MARQ

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs are 14th in MLB play with 178 total home runs.
    • Chicago has the 11th-ranked batting average in the majors (.254).
    • The Cubs’ .328 on-base percentage is eighth-best in MLB.
    • Chicago strikes out 8.6 times per game to rank 15th in baseball.
    • The Cubs average 1.2 homers per home game this season (93 total at home).
    • Chicago has a .426 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .258 with 643 hits (8.6 per game) at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Cody Bellinger leads Chicago in total hits (142) this season while batting .311 with 51 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .356 and a slugging percentage of .534.
    • He is sixth in batting average, 27th in on-base percentage, and eighth in slugging among qualifying batters in MLB.
    • Hoerner has hit nine homers this season while driving in 64 runs. He’s batting .288 this season and slugging .392 with an on-base percentage of .347.
    • Among all qualified, he ranks 12th in batting average, 38th in on-base percentage and 110th in slugging percentage.
    • Hoerner brings a 12-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last 10 games he is batting .381 with a double, three walks and two RBI.
    • Ian Happ leads Chicago in OBP (.360) this season, fueled by 132 hits.
    • Happ has picked up a hit in four straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with two doubles, a home run, three walks and an RBI.
    • Dansby Swanson is batting .249 with a .329 OBP and 74 RBI for Chicago this season.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates have hit just 146 homers this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
    • Pittsburgh has a team batting average of just .236 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates have the 23rd-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.312).
    • Pittsburgh ranks 21st in strikeouts per game (8.8) among MLB offenses.
    • In 72 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 80 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • In 72 road games this season, it is slugging .392 with 224 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.8 base hits per game and batting .229 on the road this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has put up a slugging percentage of .474 and has 144 hits, both team-best numbers for the Pirates. He’s batting .272 and with an on-base percentage of .333.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average puts him 41st, his on-base percentage ranks 58th, and he is 37th in slugging.
    • Reynolds hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .333 with two home runs, three walks and six RBI.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .270 with 26 doubles, seven triples, 13 home runs and 27 walks. He’s slugging .446 with an on-base percentage of .310.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, his batting average puts him 48th, his on-base percentage is 110th, and he is 66th in slugging.
    • Jack Suwinski is batting .214 with 20 doubles, a triple, 25 home runs and 70 walks.
    • Connor Joe is hitting .232 with 27 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 46 walks.

    Cubs vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    The Pirates have not named a probable pitcher as of September 18, 2023.

    Javier Assad (CHC) Pitcher (PIT)*
    3 – 3 W/L
    95.2 IP
    3.10 ERA
    1.254 WHIP
    6.7 K/9
    3.6 BB/9

    Cubs vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Jeimer Candelario: 10 Day IL (Back), Michael Fulmer: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adbert Alzolay: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Nick Madrigal: day-to-day (Hamstring)
    • Pirates: Andrew McCutchen: 10 Day IL (Achilles), Vince Velásquez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Perdomo: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tucupita Marcano: 60 Day IL (Knee), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cubs and Pirates (Last 10 Games)

    Previous

    Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Kent State Golden Flashes Picks & Preview | NCAAFB Week 4

    Next

    CFB Week 4 Preview: Fully Loaded

    About Author

    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

    PGA Golf Squares Pools

    Golf Pick'em

    Featured

    Start Your NCAA CFB Bowl Pick'Em Now!

    Pick'em

    Featured

    UEFA Euro Soccer Pool

    Soccer Pick'em

    Featured

    UEFA Euro Soccer Pool

    Soccer Pick'em

    Featured

    World Cup Survivor Pool

    Pick'em

    Featured

    NHL Survivor Pools

    NHL Pick'em

    Featured

    Check Also