Pirates vs Cubs Game Breakdown

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Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates

21W-25L

Pittsburgh Pirates

May 18, 2024

02:20PM EST

Odds: 8.0 o/u

Cubs

25W-21L

Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs

Get ready to slide into some Daily Fantasy Sports action as the Pittsburgh Pirates set sail for Wrigley Field, hoping to plunder another victory against the Chicago Cubs in what’s shaping up to be a nail-biter of a rematch. With the first pitch at 02:20 PM EST, the Pirates are looking to build on their recent dominant performance, while the Cubs are itching to claw back after their last tumble. The stakes are high with the Cubs just a couple of games shy of the top in the National League, and the Pirates not far behind. Odds makers have the line drawn with an over/under of 8.0, hinting at a potentially tight scoreline under the partly cloudy Chicago sky. As the winds whip from the south-southwest, will the Cubs manage to weather the Pirates’ storm, or will the Pirates ship another win back home? Let’s find out if it’s the Cubs’ den or the Pirates’ cove that holds the treasure today!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: May 18, 2024 02:20PM EST
Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago
Weather: Partly cloudy with winds from the SSW at 6.9 mph. Temperature is at 80.1° with 54% humidity.

Vegas Odds

PIT ML CHC ML Over/Under Line
Open +170 -210 8.0 1.5/-1.5
Recent +169 -208 8.5 1.5/-1.5
Difference -1 +2 +0.5

Team Performance

pit Team Logo
LAST 10
4W-6L
AWAY
97W-166L

37.2% Win Probability

chc Team Logo
LAST 10
4W-6L
HOME
130W-127L

62.8% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Runs O/U O/U DIFF ATS
05/10/24 Chicago Cubs CHC 7 Over +1.0
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 2
05/11/24 Chicago Cubs CHC 9 Over +11.0
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 10
05/12/24 Chicago Cubs CHC 5 Over +1.0
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 4
05/16/24 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 5 Over +1.0
Chicago Cubs CHC 4
05/17/24 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 9 Over +4.0
Chicago Cubs CHC 3
06/13/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 3 Over +6.0
Chicago Cubs CHC 11
06/14/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 6 Over +8.0
Chicago Cubs CHC 10
06/15/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 2 Over +1.0
Chicago Cubs CHC 7
06/19/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 8 Push -0.0
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 0
06/20/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 4 Under -4.0
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 0
06/21/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 8 Over +3.0
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 3
08/24/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 5 Over +1.0
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 4
08/25/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 1 Under -5.0
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 2
08/26/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 10 Over +8.0
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 6
08/27/23 Chicago Cubs CHC 10 Over +3.0
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 1
09/19/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 1 Over +7.0
Chicago Cubs CHC 14
09/20/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 13 Over +12.0
Chicago Cubs CHC 7
09/21/23 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 8 Over +6.0
Chicago Cubs CHC 6

Pirates Vs Over/Under

Cubs Vs Over/Under

Bailey Falter
Bailey Falter
ERA 4.154 | IP 43.3 | 2.0W-2.0L | KO 27.0
Date Matchup Result IP Hits Runs KO Over
05-12-24 vsCHC 5-4L 6.0 5 2 1 Over
05-05-24 vsCOL 3-5W 5.3 6 3 3 Under
04-29-24 @OAK 1-5L 5.0 6 5 5 Under
04-23-24 vsMIL 1-2W 7.0 3 1 8 Under
04-17-24 @NYM 1-9L 5.0 4 2 4 Over
04-12-24 @PHI 5-2W 5.0 4 1 3 Under
04-06-24 vsBAL 4-5W 6.0 1 0 1 Over
03-31-24 @MIA 9-7W 4.0 5 6 2 Over
09-23-23 @CIN 13-12W 2.0 9 8 1 Over
09-19-23 @CHC 1-14L 1.0 1 2 1 Over
Shota Imanaga
Shota Imanaga
ERA 0.964 | IP 46.7 | 5.0W-0.0L | KO 51.0
Date Matchup Result IP Hits Runs KO Over
05-13-24 @ATL 0-2L 5.0 7 0 8 Under
05-07-24 vsSD 2-3W 7.0 7 2 8 Under
05-01-24 @NYM 1-0W 7.0 3 0 7 Under
04-26-24 @BOS 7-1W 6.3 5 1 7 Under
04-20-24 vsMIA 3-5W 6.0 5 3 5 Under
04-13-24 @SEA 4-1W 5.3 5 1 4 Under
04-07-24 vsLAD 1-8W 4.0 2 0 3 Over
04-01-24 vsCOL 0-5W 6.0 2 0 9 Under

Pirates Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Hits HR O/U
05/19 vs CHC 9-3W 15 2 Over
05/18 vs CHC 5-4W 7 2 Over
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 Under
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

Cubs Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Hits HR O/U
05/19 @ PIT 3-9L 4 1 Over
05/18 @ PIT 4-5L 7 1 Over
05/17 vs ATL 7-1W 13 2 Under
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

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

  • Nico Hoerner OUT (2B/SS): Avg: 0.263 SLG:0.385 Last game: 05/15/24. Impact: 3.7
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