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Cubs Odds & Predictions | 2022 MLB Playoff Futures & Award Props

Posted: Mar 28, 2022Last updated: Mar 29, 2022

The Chicago Cubs had a fire sale before the MLB Trade Deadline last season, dismantling the core of their 2016 championship team by trading away Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Javier Baez. As a result, the Cubs finished 2021 with a losing record (71-91) for the first time since 2014.

As such, many critics are low on the team this season, especially after its poor finish last year (20-36 from Aug. 1 on). The Cubs appear to be rebuilding, but so are their division-mates in Cincinnati.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers haven’t improved much from last season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates project to be one of the worst teams in baseball again. Therefore, the Cubs might actually have a shot at winning the NL Central this season.

Chicago Cubs Top Betting Odds 2022

Chicago Cubs MLB betting odds are current as of Thursday, March 24, at 10 a.m. ET from Caesars Sportsbook.

  • World Series Winners (+10000)
  • Win National League pennant (+5000)
  • Win National League Central title (+1000)
  • 2022 Win Total Over/Under: 74.5 (-110)

Chicago is only expected to win about 75 games this season, which would represent a slight improvement from last year.

The Cubs added solid starting pitching during the offseason with the additions of Marcus Stroman and Wade Miley. They boosted their lineup as well with new, exciting young players like Clint Frazier and Nick Madrigal.


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Chicago also saw breakouts from Frank Schwindel and Patrick Wisdom last year, giving the offense some depth beyond Willson Contreras, Ian Happ, and Jason Heyward.

This team has an interesting blend of pop, swag, and young talent. Last year was rough, but they’re heading in the right direction.

Cubs Futures Bets 2022

Cubs To Win OVER 74.5 Games (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Cubs already look like a .500 team, if not more. Chicago certainly isn’t throwing in the towel this year and can potentially get 25+ home runs from Schwindel, Contreras, Happ, and Wisdom.

The defense also improved with the Andrelton Simmons signing and he should pair nicely with Madrigal, who will man second base.

All in all, I’m optimistic about this Cubs team, especially in a relatively weak division. Barring another fire sale, Chicago will easily surpass 75 wins this season, making this our MLB bet of the day.

Cubs To Win National League Central (+1000) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I don’t think the Cubs will win the World Series or the pennant this year, but they do have a legitimate chance at winning their division. It looks like the Reds are already conceding, while the Cardinals and Brewers haven’t done much this offseason to separate themselves from the pack.

Milwaukee has good pitching, but hitting remains a problem. Meanwhile, the biggest free-agent acquisition for St. Louis was Steven Matz.

With promising young players that could develop quickly, Chicago will put up a fight for the NL Central this season.

Cubs Player Prop Bets 2022

Marcus Stroman To Win NL Cy Young (+10000) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 0.5 Units

The sportsbooks have done Stroman dirty. His odds to win the NL Cy Young are currently sitting at +10000, behind many less accomplished pitchers.

A former All-Star, Stroman is extremely durable and will give the Cubs 200 quality innings. He led the majors in starts (33) last year with a 3.02 ERA and strong peripherals for the New York Mets.

This is a longshot for a reason, but Stroman’s odds are a bit disrespectful, especially for a staff ace who plays in a big city like Chicago.

Patrick Wisdom To Lead MLB In Home Runs (+15000) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 0.5 Units

Wisdom socked 28 home runs last season for the Cubs in just 106 games played. His all-or-nothing approach produced 153 strikeouts as well, but when he connects it’s a sight to see.

If he can make some adjustments in his second full season and take advantage of more regular playing time, Wisdom has the potential for 40+ bombs, especially playing in a homer-friendly park like Wrigley Field. Similar to the Stroman bet above, the value here is worth a sprinkle.

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Jason Radowitz

Jason Radowitz is a jack of all trades when it comes to writing sports. Jason writes and bets the MLB, NFL, NBA, NCAAF, and NCAAB when the sports are in season. Currently, he's a Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day providing daily content in the MLB. Earlier in his sports career, Jason was a graduate assistant for the University of Hartford Men's Basketball team using analytics and numbers to help put together the winningest season in program history. With his articles, you will be sure to get an analytical approach.

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