Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds & Game Analysis | July 26


By Claudio Fortuna | July 26, 2022 3:15 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, taking the field at 2:20pm ET on Tuesday July 26th, 2:20pm ET. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8.5 runs.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs.

Chicago and Pittsburgh Betting Info

  • Six of the Pirates’ last seven games against NL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The Cubs have lost each of their last seven day games against teams that held a losing record.

Pittsburgh Pirates Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .221
Team OBP .289
AVG Runs Scored 3.6
Team ERA 4.63
Team WHIP 1.42
Starters ERA 4.62
Starters WHIP 1.43

Key Players for Pittsburgh

  • David Bednar: 2.96 ERA, 12.02 K/9, 1.09 WHIP
  • Tyler Beede: 3.04 ERA, 6.08 K/9, 1.20 WHIP
  • Bryse Wilson: 6.52 ERA, 6.89 K/9, 1.65 WHIP
  • Bryan Reynolds: .257 Batting Avg, .339 OBP, .459 SLG, .798 OPS, 40 Runs
  • Kevin Newman: .253 Batting Avg, .308 OBP, .354 SLG, .662 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Calvin Mitchell: .204 Batting Avg, .245 OBP, .311 SLG, .556 OPS, 7 Runs
  • Jason Delay: .333 Batting Avg, .385 OBP, .500 SLG, .885 OPS, 4 Runs
  • Benjamin Gamel: .245 Batting Avg, .338 OBP, .378 SLG, .716 OPS, 27 Runs
  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: .173 Batting Avg, .254 OBP, .235 SLG, .489 OPS, 11 Runs
  • Oneil Cruz: .218 Batting Avg, .250 OBP, .418 SLG, .668 OPS, 15 Runs
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes: .251 Batting Avg, .324 OBP, .351 SLG, .675 OPS, 40 Runs
  • Michael Chavis: .236 Batting Avg, .275 OBP, .407 SLG, .682 OPS, 24 Runs

Chicago Cubs Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .246
Team OBP .321
AVG Runs Scored 4.3
Team ERA 4.45
Team WHIP 1.34
Starters ERA 4.68
Starters WHIP 1.35

Key Players for Chicago

  • David Robertson: 1.83 ERA, 11.44 K/9, 0.99 WHIP
  • Justin Steele: 4.02 ERA, 8.34 K/9, 1.42 WHIP
  • Steven Brault: 0.00 ERA, 6.75 K/9, 0.50 WHIP
  • Rafael Ortega: .237 Batting Avg, .330 OBP, .364 SLG, .694 OPS, 25 Runs
  • Yan Gomes: .220 Batting Avg, .237 OBP, .351 SLG, .588 OPS, 13 Runs
  • Nicholas Hoerner: .303 Batting Avg, .343 OBP, .431 SLG, .774 OPS, 32 Runs
  • Willson Contreras: .258 Batting Avg, .374 OBP, .473 SLG, .847 OPS, 50 Runs
  • David Bote: .256 Batting Avg, .333 OBP, .395 SLG, .728 OPS, 8 Runs
  • Patrick Wisdom: .220 Batting Avg, .317 OBP, .440 SLG, .757 OPS, 48 Runs
  • Alfonso Rivas: .225 Batting Avg, .307 OBP, .308 SLG, .615 OPS, 19 Runs
  • Ian Happ: .282 Batting Avg, .367 OBP, .445 SLG, .812 OPS, 43 Runs
  • Seiya Suzuki: .267 Batting Avg, .348 OBP, .446 SLG, .794 OPS, 26 Runs

In the last 5 matchups between the Cubs and Pirates, the Cubs won twice and the Pirates won three times. Their most recent matchup on July 25, 2022 ended 3-2 with the Chicago Cubs taking the win.

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