Thursday, October 1, 2015
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel (9-7) vs. John Lamb (1-4)
The Chicago Cubs visit Great American Ball Park on Thursday to play the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs send Jason Hammel to the mound to face John Lamb of the Reds. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -139 and Cincinnati at +129. The over/under was set at 8. The Cubs, with a 77-80 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 69-79 over/under record. The Reds are 78-78 against the run line and have a 80-71 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Cubs show up with a 92-65 record, including 43-33 on the road. Jason Hammel has an earned run average of 3.86 and is 9-7 so far on the season while having a 1.16 WHIP. The Cubs are 14-16 over his 165.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 153 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 15-15. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 439 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.42. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 496 times and walking 179 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.95 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.79 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.44.
As a team, Chicago is batting .243, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Cubs on-base percentage sits at .320, which puts them at 14th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .397. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.23 hits per game and Anthony Rizzo leads the team with 156.
Cincinnati is 34-45 at home while holding a 63-94 overall record on the season. John Lamb is starting this game 1-4 for the season with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.53. The Reds have a record of 2-7 over the 45 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 53 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-3. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 490 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.97. Teams are hitting .240 against the Reds bullpen while being struck out 475 times and walking 223 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Reds on-base percentage sits at .314, which puts them at 18th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .397. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.56 hits per game and Joey Votto leads the team with 167.
In terms of team defense, the Cubs have a fielding percentage of .982 with 107 total errors, 1,613 assists and 4,249 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 89 errors, accumulating 1,581 assists and compiling 4,221 put outs.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 69-79 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 77-80 against the run line so far this season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 80-71 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 78-78 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/25/15 P Jason Motte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
07/29/15 P Neil Ramirez Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/30/15 1B Joey Votto Rest expected to miss Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs
09/30/15 3B Todd Frazier Achilles is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs
09/22/15 CF Billy Hamilton Shoulder out for season
09/22/15 CF Ryan LaMarre Hamstring out for season
09/12/15 2B Kristopher Negron Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list; out for season
06/17/15 P Jon Moscot Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/16)
06/11/15 SS Zack Cozart Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/11); out for season
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23), out for season
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds
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