Friday, July 31, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel (5-5) vs. Taylor Jungmann (5-2)
The Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday at Miller Park. Jason Hammel is the probable starter for the Cubs and he'll face Taylor Jungmann of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -105 and Milwaukee at -105. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cubs, with a 43-57 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 40-53 over/under record. The Brewers are 48-54 against the run line and have a 49-47 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Cubs show up with a 53-47 record, including 26-23 on the road. Jason Hammel has an earned run average of 3.20 and is 5-5 so far on the season while having a 1.02 WHIP. The Cubs are 8-11 over his 112.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 93 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-11. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 285 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Cubs bullpen while walking 125 times and striking out 302 times. Chicago is averaging 8.65 strikeouts per game while getting 8.12 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 5th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.49.
Chicago is batting .237 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .247 away from home. The Cubs hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 16th in baseball. Anthony Rizzo leads the team in hits with 101 while the team ranks 27th in baseball with 8.04 hits per game.
Milwaukee is 20-29 at home while holding a 44-58 overall record on the season. Taylor Jungmann is starting this game 5-2 for the season with an earned run average of 2.14 and a WHIP of 1.05. The Brewers have a record of 6-3 over the 59 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 43 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-6. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .233 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 109 times and striking out 314 times. Milwaukee is averaging 7.87 strikeouts per game while getting 8.99 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.10.
They are batting .251 as a team, which is good for 20th in the league and hitting .247 at home. The Brewers hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 24th in baseball. Gerardo Parra leads the team in hits with 104 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.48 hits a game.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 68 errors with 1026 assists and 2,720 put outs for the season. The Brewers have committed 79 errors on the season with 1039 assists and 2,714 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .979 on the year.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 40-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 43-57 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 49-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 48-54 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/29/15 P Neil Ramirez Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
07/17/15 C Miguel Montero Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/12)
06/29/15 P Tsuyoshi Wada Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/23)
04/15/15 2B Tommy La Stella Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs
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