Pirates vs. Cubs MLB Weather Forecast: Strong Wrigley Field Winds in Chicago Moving Saturday’s Over/Under
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images. Pictured: General view of Chicago Cubs flags blowing in the wind
Pirates vs. Cubs Odds
|Date||Saturday, April 23|
|Time||2:20 p.m. ET|
*Odds as of Saturday morning
We have day baseball in Chicago on Saturday, and wouldn’t you know it, the winds will be strong at Wrigley Field.
Wrigley Field is no stranger to breezy conditions, which can make it difficult to set and handicap MLB over/unders.
Obviously, strong winds blowing directly in from center field can knock down potential home runs into long fly-ball outs, while breezes blowing out toward center can carry warning track shots into easy round-trippers.
When it comes to Saturday’s Pirates vs. Cubs matchup, the winds are expected to be extremely strong, so much so that odds are already on the move across the market.
Let’s examine the latest Pirates vs. Cubs MLB weather forecast, including the speed and, more importantly, the direction of Saturday afternoon’s Wrigley Field winds.
Pirates vs. Cubs MLB Weather Forecast
According to the National Weather Service, Saturday’s Wrigley Field forecast is described as “mostly sunny and breezy,” with 20-25 mph winds that could gust up to 35 mph.
Sports Insights’ weather data provides even more insight, showing that consistent 17-18 mph breezes are expected to blow directly out to left-center field throughout Saturday afternoon’s game.
As one can imagine, this Pirates vs. Cubs weather forecast should be helpful for both offenses, and bettors have taken note.
After opening at 9.5, the Pirates vs. Cubs over/under is already up to a consensus total of 10 (click here for live MLB odds), and don’t be surprised to see this number continue to climb throughout the day as more bettors become aware of Saturday’s Wrigley Field weather forecast.