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Cubs vs Pirates Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 18

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Cubs vs Pirates Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 18

Odds updated as of 10:12 AM

MLB action on Saturday includes the Chicago Cubs taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Before checking out the MLB betting lines on FanDuel Sportsbook, we've got you covered, in terms of the most important info about this matchup.

Cubs vs Pirates Game Info

  • Chicago Cubs (25-21) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (21-25)
  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 2:20 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: (-198) | PIT: (+166)
  • Spread: CHC: -1.5 (+110) | PIT: +1.5 (-132)
  • Total: 8.5 -- Over: (-100) | Under: (-122)

Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers

Probable Pitchers: Shota Imanaga (Cubs) - 5-0, 0.96 ERA vs Bailey Falter (Pirates) - 2-2, 4.15 ERA

The Cubs will give the ball to Shota Imanaga (5-0, 0.96 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 6 on the season, and the Pirates will turn to Bailey Falter (2-2, 4.15 ERA). Imanaga's team is 5-3-0 against the spread this season in his starts. Imanaga and his team have won each of the six games he's started as the moneyline favorite. The Pirates have a 6-2-0 record against the spread in Falter's starts. The Pirates have a 4-2 record in Falter's six starts this season when they were the moneyline underdog.

Cubs vs Pirates Prediction & Pick

All MLB win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Cubs win (65.7%)

Cubs vs Pirates Moneyline

  • Looking at the moneyline for Cubs-Pirates, Chicago is the favorite at -198, and Pittsburgh is +166 playing on the road.

Cubs vs Pirates Spread

  • The Pirates are at +1.5 on the runline against the Cubs. The Pirates are -132 to cover the spread, and the Cubs are +110.

Cubs vs Pirates Over/Under

  • A total of 8.5 runs has been set for the Cubs-Pirates contest on May 18, with the over available at -100 and the under at -122.

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Cubs vs Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have won in 11, or 61.1%, of the 18 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Chicago has not lost in three games when named as a moneyline favorite of -198 or better.
  • The Cubs' games have gone over the total in 19 of their 45 opportunities.
  • The Cubs are 22-23-0 against the spread in their 45 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Pirates have compiled a 13-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games).
  • Pittsburgh has never played a game this season with moneyline odds of +166 or longer.
  • The Pirates have combined with opponents to go over the total 19 times this season for a 19-23-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Pirates have a 22-22-0 record against the spread this season (covering 50% of the time).

Cubs Player Leaders

  • Nico Hoerner leads Chicago with a slugging percentage of .391, fueled by 14 extra-base hits. He has a .269 batting average and an on-base percentage of .361.
  • Among all qualified hitters in baseball, he is 48th in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage, and 98th in slugging.
  • Christopher Morel is batting .215 with four doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 19 walks, while slugging .417 with an on-base percentage of .296.
  • He is 139th in batting average, 129th in on-base percentage and 76th in slugging in the majors.
  • Mike Tauchman has 36 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .382.
  • Tauchman heads into this game with three games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .227 with a home run and an RBI.
  • Cody Bellinger leads Chicago in total hits (32) this season while batting .256 with 13 extra-base hits.

Pirates Player Leaders

  • Connor Joe has 40 hits with a .364 on-base percentage, leading the Pirates in both statistics. He's batting .296 and slugging .504.
  • Including all the qualifying players in the majors, his batting average ranks 21st, his on-base percentage is 29th, and he is 23rd in slugging.
  • Bryan Reynolds is slugging .414 to pace his team. He has a batting average of .254 with an on-base percentage of .341.
  • His batting average ranks 76th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 53rd, and he is 79th in slugging.
  • Oneil Cruz is batting .251 with eight doubles, seven home runs and 11 walks.
  • Andrew McCutchen is batting .213 with three doubles, six home runs and 18 walks.

Cubs vs Pirates Head to Head

  • 5/17/2024: 9-3 PIT (Favorite: Pirates, Spread: -1.5, Total: 7.5, Favorite Moneyline: -118, Underdog Moneyline: -100)
  • 5/16/2024: 5-4 PIT (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -122, Underdog Moneyline: +104)
  • 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)
  • 9/21/2023: 8-6 PIT (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8.5, Favorite Moneyline: -174, Underdog Moneyline: +146)
  • 9/20/2023: 13-7 PIT (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 7.5, Favorite Moneyline: -184, Underdog Moneyline: +154)
  • 7/26/2022: 4-2 CHC (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -188, Underdog Moneyline: +158)
  • 6/23/2022: 8-7 PIT (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8.5, Favorite Moneyline: -110, Underdog Moneyline: -106)
  • 6/22/2022: 14-5 CHC (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9, Favorite Moneyline: -142, Underdog Moneyline: +120)
  • 6/21/2022: 7-1 PIT (Favorite: Pirates, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9, Favorite Moneyline: -152, Underdog Moneyline: +128)

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