Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Picks & Odds 6-17-2015
by Tony Sink - 6/16/2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1) vs. Shaun Marc (3-1)
The Chicago Cubs take on the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday at Progressive Field. Tsuyoshi Wada is the probable starter for the Cubs and he'll face Shaun Marc of the Indians. The Cubs have a 26-30 over/under record and a 25-36 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Indians have a 30-31 over/under record and a 28-34 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Cubs show up with a 34-27 record, including 16-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada holds a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.84 and a WHIP of 1.43. He's pitched 22.1 innings thus far while surrendering 23 hits over that time and when he starts, the Cubs are 3-2. The Cubs are also 2-3 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen while being struck out 179 times and walking 73 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.75 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59.
As a team, Chicago is batting .245, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Cubs hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Anthony Rizzo leads the team with 69.
Cleveland is 12-18 at home while holding a 29-33 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.09, Shaun Marc will come into this game holding a 3-1 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He's pitched 33 innings thus far while surrendering 26 hits over that time. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 186 times and walking 70 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.72 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.62 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .263 average at Safeco Field. The Indians hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 83.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .979 after having committed 49 errors with 619 assists and 1,661 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 37 errors, accumulating 564 assists and compiling 1,645 put outs.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 26-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 25-36 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 30-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 28-34 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/03/15 RF Jorge Soler Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/2)
04/17/15 3B Mike Olt Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/15)
04/17/15 P Neil Ramirez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/16)
04/15/15 2B Tommy La Stella Ribs Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/9)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
06/14/15 1B Nick Swisher Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
04/06/15 P Josh Tomlin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29)
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs
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