Pirates vs Cubs Game Breakdown

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Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates

19W-25L

Pittsburgh Pirates

May 16, 2024

07:40PM EST

Odds: 7.5 o/u

Cubs

25W-19L

Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs

It’s a showdown at Wrigley Field tonight as the Pittsburgh Pirates sail into Chicago, hoping to plunder a win from the hometown Cubs at 07:40 PM EST. With the Pirates struggling to find their treasure map, sitting 7.5 games back, and the Cubs clawing just 1.5 games behind the top spot in the National League, this matchup is more than just a game—it’s a quest for late May dominance. The stakes are high with the Cubs fresh off a commanding victory and the Pirates looking to shake off the dust of a recent defeat. The weather gods are smiling with a perfect blend of clouds and breeze, setting the stage for what promises to be an explosive encounter. Betting lines are buzzing, and fans are ready, so let’s see if the Cubs can keep their den safe or if the Pirates manage to hoist their flag in enemy territory!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: May 16, 2024 07:40PM EST
Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago
Weather: Partly cloudy with winds from the SSW at 5.6 mph. Temperature is at 64.0° with 60% humidity.

Vegas Odds

PIT ML CHC ML Over/Under Line
Open +117 -140 7.5 1.5/-1.5
Recent +115 -138 8.0 1.5/-1.5
Difference -2 +2 +0.5

Team Performance

pit Team Logo
LAST 10
4W-6L
AWAY
95W-166L

46.5% Win Probability

chc Team Logo
LAST 10
5W-5L
HOME
130W-125L

53.5% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Runs O/U O/U DIFF ATS
05/10/24 Chicago Cubs CHC 7 Over +1.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 2
05/11/24 Chicago Cubs CHC 9 Over +11.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 10
05/12/24 Chicago Cubs CHC 5 Over +1.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 4
06/13/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 3 Over +6.5
Chicago Cubs CHC 11
06/14/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 6 Over +8.5
Chicago Cubs CHC 10
06/15/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 2 Over +1.5
Chicago Cubs CHC 7
06/19/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 8 Over +0.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 0
06/20/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 4 Under -3.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 0
06/21/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 8 Over +3.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 3
08/24/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 5 Over +1.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 4
08/25/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 1 Under -4.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 2
08/26/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 10 Over +8.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 6
08/27/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 10 Over +3.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 1
09/19/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 1 Over +7.5
Chicago Cubs CHC 14
09/20/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 13 Over +12.5
Chicago Cubs CHC 7
09/21/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 8 Over +6.5
Chicago Cubs CHC 6

Pirates Vs Over/Under

Cubs Vs Over/Under

Jared Jones
Jared Jones
ERA 2.681 | IP 47.0 | 2.0W-4.0L | KO 56.0
Date Matchup Result IP Hits Runs KO Over
05-10-24 vsCHC 7-2L 6.0 7 3 4 Over
05-04-24 vsCOL 0-1W 7.0 1 0 10 Under
04-28-24 @SF 2-3L 5.0 6 3 3 Under
04-22-24 vsMIL 2-4W 6.0 4 1 7 Under
04-16-24 @NYM 1-3L 5.0 1 0 7 Under
04-11-24 @PHI 1-5L 6.3 6 3 8 Under
04-05-24 vsBAL 5-2L 6.0 6 2 7 Under
03-30-24 @MIA 9-3W 5.7 3 3 10 Over
Justin Steele
Justin Steele
ERA 4.725 | IP 13.3 | 0.0W-0.0L | KO 11.0
Date Matchup Result IP Hits Runs KO Over
05-11-24 @PIT 9-10L 4.0 6 6 3 Over
05-06-24 vsSD 6-3L 4.7 3 0 2 Over
03-28-24 @TEX 3-4L 4.7 3 1 6 Under
09-26-23 @ATL 6-7L 5.3 6 3 6 Over
09-20-23 vsPIT 13-7L 3.0 8 6 6 Over
09-15-23 @ARI 4-6L 6.0 7 6 5 Over
09-09-23 vsARI 3-2L 7.0 6 1 6 Under
09-04-23 vsSF 0-5W 8.0 2 0 12 Under
08-29-23 vsMIL 0-1W 6.0 6 0 8 Under
08-24-23 @PIT 5-4W 6.0 6 3 6 Over

Pirates Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Hits HR O/U
05/17 vs MIL 2-10L 8 1 Over
05/16 vs MIL 3-4L 3 2 Under
05/15 vs MIL 8-6W 13 3 Over
05/14 @ CHC 4-5L 8 2 Over
05/13 @ CHC 10-9W 11 5 Over
05/12 @ CHC 2-7L 7 0 Over
05/10 @ LAA 4-5L 6 0 Over
05/09 @ LAA 0-9L 3 0 Over
05/08 @ LAA 4-1W 6 1 Under
05/07 @ COL 5-3W 9 1 Push
05/06 @ COL 1-0W 6 0 Under
05/05 @ COL 2-3L 4 1 Under
05/03 vs OAK 0-4L 4 0 Under
05/02 vs OAK 2-5L 5 1 Under
05/01 vs OAK 1-5L 2 0 Under

Cubs Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Hits HR O/U
05/17 vs ATL 7-1W 13 2 Push
05/16 vs ATL 0-7L 3 0 Under
05/15 vs ATL 0-2L 5 0 Under
05/14 vs PIT 5-4W 9 2 Over
05/13 vs PIT 9-10L 10 1 Over
05/12 vs PIT 7-2W 14 1 Over
05/10 @ SD 0-3L 1 0 Under
05/09 @ SD 3-2W 10 2 Under
05/08 @ SD 3-6L 7 2 Over
05/07 @ MIL 5-0W 7 1 Under
05/06 @ MIL 6-5W 8 3 Over
05/05 @ MIL 1-3L 8 1 Under
05/04 vs NYM 6-7L 9 1 Over
05/03 vs NYM 1-0W 5 0 Under
05/02 vs NYM 2-4L 4 0 Under

Team’s Batting Order

Pirates Notable Injuries

  • No notable injuries for players that have played at least once in the last four weeks.

Cubs Notable Injuries

  • No notable injuries for players that have played at least once in the last four weeks.
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