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Cubs vs Pirates Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 16

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Cubs vs Pirates Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 16

Odds updated as of 7:13 PM

The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB action on Thursday.

Before you do any MLB betting on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here's what you need to know.

Cubs vs Pirates Game Info

  • Chicago Cubs (25-19) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (19-25)
  • Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • Venue: Wrigley Field -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: MARQ

Cubs vs Pirates Odds & Moneyline

  • All MLB odds, betting lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CHC: (-122) | PIT: (+104)
  • Spread: CHC: +1.5 (-192) | PIT: -1.5 (+155)
  • Total: 8 -- Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers

Probable Pitchers: Justin Steele (Cubs) - 0-0, 4.73 ERA vs Jared Jones (Pirates) - 2-4, 2.68 ERA

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Cubs will send Justin Steele to the mound, while Jared Jones (2-4) will get the nod for the Pirates. Steele and his team have yet to cover the spread in any of their three chances this season. Steele's team is 0-2 this season when he starts and they're favored on the moneyline. The Pirates have a 2-5-0 record against the spread in Jones' starts. The Pirates were the underdog on the moneyline for four Jones starts this season -- they lost every game.

Cubs vs Pirates Prediction & Pick

All MLB win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Cubs win (67.2%)

Cubs vs Pirates Moneyline

  • Chicago is the favorite, -122 on the moneyline, while Pittsburgh is a +104 underdog on the road.

Cubs vs Pirates Spread

  • The Pirates are 1.5-run favorites against the spread for this matchup with the Cubs. The Pirates are +155 to cover, while the Cubs are -192 to cover as a 1.5-run underdog on the runline.

Cubs vs Pirates Over/Under

  • The Cubs-Pirates contest on May 16 has been given an over/under of 8 runs. The over is set at -114 and the under at -106.

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Cubs vs Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have won in 11, or 64.7%, of the 17 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Chicago has a record of 9-2 in contests when sportsbooks favor them by -122 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Cubs and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 17 of their 43 opportunities.
  • The Cubs are 21-22-0 against the spread in their 43 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Pirates have gone 12-13 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 48% of those games).
  • Pittsburgh has an 8-8 record (winning 50% of its games) when playing as a moneyline underdog of +104 or longer.
  • The Pirates have combined with opponents to go over the total 17 times this season for a 17-23-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Pirates have a 21-21-0 record against the spread this season (covering 50% of the time).

Cubs Player Leaders

  • Nico Hoerner leads Chicago in slugging percentage (.391) thanks to 14 extra-base hits. He has a .269 batting average and an on-base percentage of .361.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks 48th, his on-base percentage ranks 29th, and he is 96th in slugging.
  • Christopher Morel is hitting .212 with three doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 19 walks. He's slugging .417 with an on-base percentage of .298.
  • His batting average ranks 140th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 123rd, and his slugging percentage 74th.
  • Mike Tauchman leads Chicago in OBP (.391) this season, fueled by 34 hits.
  • Cody Bellinger has seven home runs, 21 RBI and a batting average of .263 this season.
  • Bellinger enters this game on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .238 with a double, three walks and two RBI.

Pirates Player Leaders

  • Connor Joe has put up a team-high OBP (.359), while pacing the Pirates in hits (36). He's batting .286 and slugging.
  • Including all qualifying hitters, he ranks 27th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 33rd and he is 19th in slugging.
  • Bryan Reynolds' .413 slugging percentage paces his team. He has a batting average of .250 with an on-base percentage of .342.
  • He ranks 84th in batting average, 47th in on-base percentage and 79th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Oneil Cruz has eight doubles, seven home runs and 11 walks while hitting .266.
  • Andrew McCutchen is hitting .211 with three doubles, five home runs and 17 walks.

Cubs vs Pirates Head to Head

  • 5/12/2024: 5-4 CHC (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9, Favorite Moneyline: -116, Underdog Moneyline: -102)
  • 5/11/2024: 10-9 PIT (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 7, Favorite Moneyline: -116, Underdog Moneyline: -102)
  • 6/21/2023: 8-3 CHC (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9, Favorite Moneyline: -118, Underdog Moneyline: -100)
  • 6/20/2023: 4-0 CHC (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -134, Underdog Moneyline: +114)
  • 6/19/2023: 8-0 CHC (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9, Favorite Moneyline: -136, Underdog Moneyline: +116)
  • 9/25/2022: 8-3 CHC (Favorite: Pirates, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -134, Underdog Moneyline: +114)
  • 9/24/2022: 6-0 PIT (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 7.5, Favorite Moneyline: -110, Underdog Moneyline: -106)
  • 4/23/2022: 21-0 CHC (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 10.5, Favorite Moneyline: -162, Underdog Moneyline: +136)
  • 4/22/2022: 4-2 PIT (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 7.5, Favorite Moneyline: -168, Underdog Moneyline: +142)
  • 4/21/2022: 4-3 PIT (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9, Favorite Moneyline: -168, Underdog Moneyline: +142)

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