Pirates vs Cubs - DraftKings Promo and Predictions 05/17/2022

May 17, 2022

12:30 PM ET May 17
Pirates vs Cubs

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs will continue their series on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. The first pitch will be at 7:30 PM. This will be the third series between these two teams this season. The first game of their series found Chicago blew past Pittsburgh 9-0.

The Chicago Cubs are coming off a series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, where they were able to win two of three games. With that record, DraftKings predict the Cubs to win the first match against Pittsburgh at -140. On top of that, DraftKings also offers a Bet $5, Win $200 on any MLB money line bet.

Cubs to win at -140
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Why bet on Cubs?

✅ Chicago is 4th in NL Central with a 14-20 record
✅ Patrick Wisdom leads the team with 6 home runs while batting a .216
✅ Chicago has an ATS record of 19-15

Teams:Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs
When: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Betting Pick:Chicago Cubs to win | Moneyline at -140

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Pirates vs Cubs


Despite the start that they have had this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still in third place in the NL Central. They have plenty of time to turn this around.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Pirates are currently only scoring 3.50 runs per game. They are also hitting .228 as a team, which is the 21st lowest in the league. They are struggling to get on base, and having a hard time scoring runs.

The team's defense has also been struggling, as they are currently allowing 4.62 runs per game. Aside from their offensive struggles, the Pirates' starting pitcher has also not been able to make quality starts this season.


The Chicago Cubs started the season with a bang on the offensive side of the ball, but they have since cooled off. They are currently in fourth place in the NL Central, and they will need to start producing runs if they want to compete in these games.

The team's offensive output has been running, as they are currently only scoring 3.94 runs per game. This is the 20th most runs that they have scored per game, and they have the 18th highest batting average among all teams at .232.

The team's defense has also been a concern, as they are currently allowing over four runs per game. They are 22nd in most allowed runs, and it is making it hard for their pitchers to get out of jams.

Jake Williams
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