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Pirates vs Cubs Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 17

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Pirates vs Cubs Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 17

Odds updated as of 2:11 PM

The Friday slate in MLB includes a matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs.

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

Pirates vs Cubs Game Info

  • Pittsburgh Pirates (20-25) vs. Chicago Cubs (25-20)
  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • Venue: Wrigley Field -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: MLB Network

Pirates vs Cubs Odds & Moneyline

  • All MLB odds, betting lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: PIT: (-118) | CHC: (-100)
  • Spread: PIT: -1.5 (+146) | CHC: +1.5 (-176)
  • Total: 7.5 -- Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)

Pirates vs Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers

Probable Pitchers: Paul Skenes (Pirates) - 0-0, 6.75 ERA vs Kyle Hendricks (Cubs) - 0-3, 10.04 ERA

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Pirates will send Paul Skenes to the mound, while Kyle Hendricks (0-3) will get the nod for the Cubs. Skenes helped his team cover the spread in his only opportunity this season as a starter. This will be Skenes' first start this season with his team as the moneyline favorite. The Cubs have a 1-5-0 record against the spread in Hendricks' starts. The Cubs have been the moneyline underdog in four of Hendricks' starts this season, and they went 1-3 in those matchups.

Pirates vs Cubs Prediction & Pick

All MLB win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Cubs win (67.5%)

Pirates vs Cubs Moneyline

  • The Pirates vs Cubs moneyline has Pittsburgh as a -118 favorite, while Chicago is a -100 underdog at home.

Pirates vs Cubs Spread

  • The Cubs are at +1.5 on the runline against the Pirates. The Cubs are -176 to cover the spread, and the Pirates are +146.

Pirates vs Cubs Over/Under

  • Pirates versus Cubs on May 17 has an over/under of 7.5 runs, with the odds on the over -106 and the under set at -114.

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Pirates vs Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have been favorites in 16 games this season and have come away with the win five times (31.2%) in those contests.
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 5-9 when favored by -118 or more this year.
  • The Pirates and their opponents have gone over in 18 of their 43 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Pirates are 21-22-0 against the spread in their 43 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Cubs have won 50% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (13-13).
  • Chicago has a 10-12 record (winning 45.5% of its games) when playing as a moneyline underdog of -100 or longer.
  • The Cubs have played in 44 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 18 times (18-25-1).
  • The Cubs are 22-22-0 ATS this season.

Pirates Player Leaders

  • Connor Joe has 37 hits and an OBP of .356, both of which rank first among Pittsburgh hitters this season. He has a .285 batting average and a slugging percentage of .500.
  • He ranks 28th in batting average, 34th in on-base percentage, and 21st in slugging among qualified hitters in the majors.
  • Bryan Reynolds has an OPS of .755, fueled by an OBP of .340 and a team-best slugging percentage of .415 this season. He's batting .250.
  • Among all qualified, he ranks 82nd in batting average, 48th in on-base percentage and 78th in slugging percentage.
  • Reynolds takes a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .318 with three doubles, a home run and three RBI.
  • Oneil Cruz has collected 42 base hits, an OBP of .306 and a slugging percentage of .438 this season.
  • Edward Olivares has been key for Pittsburgh with 22 hits, an OBP of .297 plus a slugging percentage of .430.
  • Olivares brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with a double, a home run, a walk and two RBI.

Cubs Player Leaders

  • Nico Hoerner has put up a slugging percentage of .391, a team-high for the Cubs. He's batting .269 with an on-base percentage of .361.
  • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average puts him 49th, his on-base percentage is 30th, and he is 96th in slugging.
  • Christopher Morel has three doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 19 walks while batting .208. He's slugging .409 with an on-base percentage of .291.
  • He is currently 143rd in batting average, 132nd in on-base percentage and 83rd in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
  • Mike Tauchman a has .385 on-base percentage to pace the Cubs.
  • Cody Bellinger is hitting .262 with five doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 14 walks.

Pirates vs Cubs Head to Head

  • 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)
  • 7/26/2022: 4-2 CHC (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -188, Underdog Moneyline: +158)
  • 7/25/2022: 3-2 CHC (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -152, Underdog Moneyline: +128)
  • 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)
  • 6/20/2022: 12-1 PIT (Favorite: Pirates, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8.5, Favorite Moneyline: -120, Underdog Moneyline: +102)
  • 5/16/2022: 9-0 CHC (Favorite: Cubs, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9, Favorite Moneyline: -178, Underdog Moneyline: +150)

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