Chicago Cubs Sports Betting Promos & Bonuses
The Chicago Cubs are one of the most storied franchises in American sports, and bettors can wager on their games throughout the 2022 season. Here, we have put together a list of sportsbook bonuses that bettors can utilize on Cubs games all season long.
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- Chicago Cubs Betting Preview
- 2022 Over/Under Season Win Total Odds
- Chicago Cubs Futures Betting Odds
- Standings Data
- Chicago Cubs Picks, Predictions & Betting News
- Offseason Transactions
- Offensive Stats
- Pitching Stats
- Positives & Negatives
- Chicago Cubs Pick & Prediction: Over 75.5
Chicago Cubs Betting Preview
Last season was a rough one for the Chicago Cubs, as they lost 91 games and got nowhere near the playoffs in the National League, however with a BetMGM bonus betting against them can be profitable. What’s worse is that advanced metrics including BaseRuns saw them as even worse than the 71-win team that they were in 2021. This year, the Cubs will aim to begin their turnaround in the NL Central, and hope has sprung eternal in Chicago once again.
The reason for that hope is some significant upgrades to the roster of the Cubs that could vault the team back into contention rather quickly. Those upgrades were largely made to the pitching staff of the Cubs, which was one of the worst in the league a season ago. While the Reds and Pirates were content to stand pat with their flaws in the offseason, the proactivity of the Cubs could pay major dividends.
2022 Over/Under Season Win Total Odds
Chicago Cubs Futures Betting Odds
|BaseRuns Run Differential||-146 (4.31/5.21)||+10 (4.28/4.12)|
|Record in One-Run Games||24-27||10-9|
Chicago Cubs Picks, Predictions & Betting News
Key Additions: Marcus Stroman, Seiya Suzuki, Wade Miley
Key Departures: None
The Cubs are not expected to be world beaters this season, but at least they tried to make their roster better after a difficult 2021 campaign. By bringing in Marcus Stroman and Wade Miley, the Cubs made an earnest attempt to address their biggest need coming into this year, which is starting pitching. Whether the moves to bring in Stroman and Miley pan out remains to be seen, but the interest in winning is admirable from the Cubs.
Beyond their pitching additions, the Cubs also made a splash in bringing in Seiya Suzuki. Suzuki comes to the Cubs highly touted after hitting for average at a high level in Japan for years. He will need to adjust to some much better pitching in Major League Baseball, but as long as Suzuki doesn’t completely fall apart in the major leagues, he will help the Cubs.
|2021 (Rank)||2020 (Rank)|
|Batting Average (BA)||.237 (T-23rd)||.220 (27th)|
|On-Base Percentage (OBP)||.312 (20th)||.318 (18th)|
|Slugging Percentage (SLG)||.407 (T-15th)||.387 (24th)|
|Weighted On-Base Avg (wOBA)||.311 (18th)||.309 (19th)|
|Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+)||92 (22nd)||92 (20th)|
|Batting Avg on Balls In Play (BABIP)||.296 (T-7th)||.270 (27th)|
|Strikeout Percentage (K%)||26.7% (30th)||25.7% (27th)|
|Walk Percentage (BB%)||8.4% (T-19th)||10.3% (7th)|
The Cubs were not a good offensive team last year, and some of that was by design as they got rid of several impact bats. Javy Baez, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo were a part of the Cubs at the beginning of the season, before being dealt away as a part of the team’s rebuild. With no player notching 70 RBI for the Cubs a season ago, that rebuild will require some batters to provide more of a pop.
Ian Happ, Wilson Contreras, and Patrick Wisdom each hit over 20 home runs a season ago, and will need to produce even more for the Cubs to improve this season. It is expected that the Cubs will not trade away half of their starting lineup again this year, and that continuity should help their offense. But they are still short of what they need to be great from an offensive point of view.
|2021 (Rank)||2020 (Rank)|
|Earned Run Average (ERA)||4.88 (27th)||3.99 (10th)|
|Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||4.88 (T-28th)||4.18 (9th)|
|Adj. Fielding Independent Pitching (xFIP)||4.43 (20th)||4.04 (8th)|
|Strikeout Percentage (K%)||21.9% (T-20th)||24.3% (9th)|
|Walk Percentage (BB%)||9.6% (T-27th)||8.5% (9th)|
|Left On Base Percentage (LOB%)||70.9% (22nd)||75.0% (7th)|
Pitching was also a huge problem for the Cubs last year, as the team was just a shade under an ERA of 5.00 for the year. But the Cubs have attempted to address their pitching deficiency, bringing in Stroman and Miley to bolster their rotation. Miley led the Reds in ERA last season, and the Cubs would be thrilled to have a season like that again in 2022.
No pitcher still with the Cubs from last year’s team had a WAR of over 1.0 last season. That underscores the importance of adding Miley and Stroman, to at least try and breathe some life into a staff that simply was not good enough. Chicago’s pitchers will need to mind their control more than anything else, as their staff walked close to 10% of batters in 2021.
Positives & Negatives
The biggest positive for the Cubs coming into this year is something that is going on off the field, and that is the willingness of the front office to try and patch the holes on this roster. While other front offices have made it clear that their goal is to save money and bottom out, the Cubs’ willingness to add pitching should inspire confidence in the clubhouse that they are not wasting their careers in Chicago.
On the negative side, the Cubs do not have the marquee bats necessary to mount a sincere challenge for a playoff spot. The Cubs traded away so many members of their lineup last year, and those trades combined with a lack of young star power will make the team’s quest to get back to relevance all the more difficult.
Chicago Cubs Pick & Prediction: Over 75.5
This is not going to be a storybook season for the Cubs, as a .500 season would be considered a win for their current roster. But the Cubs should be able to get right up around 80 wins this year, as their additions in the pitching department should help hide an underwhelming batting order. Expect Miley to be especially impactful and for the Cubs to go over their season win total.