Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates: 4/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates: 4/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (1-2) vs Chicago Cubs (2-1)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 12:35 pm (PNC Park)

Jose Quintana (0-1) (1.69) vs Drew Smyly (1-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +110 / Chicago Cubs -147 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Cubs will visit the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second game of their series in the National League Central division matchup from PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon. The weather is expected to be slightly humid with a decent chance of rain and 13.2 mile per hour winds.

The Cubs are coming off of a 1 run win against the Pirates in their last game. Seiya Suzuki homered twice, Drew Smyly pitched five scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh. The series is at 1-0.

Drew Smyly got the start for the Cubs in this one. He has a 0 ERA, with 1 strikes and a .60 whip. Smyly permitted three hits and walked none in his Cubs debut. The left-hander agreed to a one-year contract last month. He pitched 5 innings. 

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Right-hander, Kyle Hendricks will be the starter for this one. Last season he had a 1.69 ERA. He had 7 strikeouts and a 1.5 whip. 

The Pirates are coming off of a 1 run loss against the Cubs in their last game. The series is at 1-0.

Jose Quintana got the start for the Pirates in this one. He has a 1.69 ERA, with 3 strikes and a 1.31 whip. Quintana pitched five effective innings. The veteran lefty joined the Pirates as a free agent in November after posting a 6.43 ERA in an injury-plagued 2021 season

Pirates right-hander, JT Brubaker will be the starter for this one. Last season he had a 12 ERA. He had 2 strikeouts and a 2.33 whip. David Robertson worked a perfect ninth for his second save. 

The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and are 8-3 in their last 11 games as a road favorite. The Cubs are also 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Pirates are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600 and are 0-6 in their last 6 games with the total set at 11 or higher. They are also 12-40 in their last 52 Wednesday games. The Cubs should get the win here as they are simply the better team here.

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