Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/24/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (55-96) vs Chicago Cubs (66-85)

Game Info: Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 6:35 pm (PNC Park)

Johan Oviedo (3-2) (3.69) vs Wade Miley (1-1) (3.48)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -108 / Chicago Cubs -107 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 3 of their series at PNC Park on Saturday night.

The Chicago Cubs are 66-85 this season and have won four games in a row. Chicago has won the first two games of this series by scores of 3-2 and 6-5. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.18 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 607 runs with a .240 batting average and a .312 on base percentage. Ian Happ is batting .269 with 17 home runs and 69 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Wade Miley, who is 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 31 innings pitched this season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 55-96 this season and have lost eight games in a row. Prior to losing the first two games of this series, Pittsburgh lost both games in their mini series against the Yankees. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.74 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and a .261 opponent batting average. The Pirates offense has scored 540 runs with a .220 batting average and a .287 on base percentage this year. Bryan Reynolds is batting .265 with 25 home runs and 59 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Johan Oviedo, who is 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 39 innings pitched this season.

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Chicago is 4-0 in their last 4 games and 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games. The under is 12-5 in Chicago’s last 17 games. Pittsburgh is 20-54 in their last 74 game three’s of a series and 0-8 in their last 8 Saturday games. The under is 8-3 in Pittsburgh’s last 11 Saturday games. Chicago is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Chicago comes into this game on a four game winning streak, while Pittsburgh hasn’t won a game in their last eight. Chicago is starting Wade Miley, who has allowed six earned runs over his last 12 innings pitched. For the Pirates, Johan Oviedo has allowed seven runs over his last 10.2 innings pitched. I like the Cubs to extend their winning streak here.

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