Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks (4-5) vs. Matt Garza (5-11)
The Chicago Cubs head to Miller Park on Saturday to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs send Kyle Hendricks to the mound to face Matt Garza of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -115 and Milwaukee at +105. The over/under was set at 8. The Cubs have a 40-53 over/under record and a 44-57 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Brewers have a 49-47 over/under record and a 48-55 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
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The Cubs head into this matchup with a 54-47 record, including 27-23 on the road. Kyle Hendricks has a 4-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.81 and a 1.17 WHIP. In his starts, the Cubs are 10-10 over his 115.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 112 hits during those innings. The Cubs are also 10-10 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 286 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 304 and walked 125 batters this season while opposing teams hit .234 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.1 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.64 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.48, they are 5th in the league.
Chicago ranks 29th in the league in team batting average at .238 while hitting .247 on the road. The Cubs hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 16th in baseball. With 101 hits, Anthony Rizzo leads the team while his team ranks 28th in hits per game with 8.05.
With a 20-30 home record, Milwaukee will hope to improve on their 44-59 overall mark. Matt Garza has a record of 5-11 while sporting an earned run average of 5.20 on the year with a 1.55 WHIP. In his starts, the Brewers are 7-11 and he has allowed 133 hits over 110.2 innings pitched this season. The Brewers are also 11-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 275 base hits on the year. The Brewers bullpen has struck out 316 batters and walked 109 this season while opposing teams have hit .236 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 8.99 hits per game and are averaging 7.89 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.11, they are 24th in the league.
They rank 22nd in the league in team batting average with a .250 average while hitting .246 at home. The Brewers hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 24th in baseball. With 104 hits, Gerardo Parra leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.46.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 69 errors with 1038 assists and 2,747 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Brewers have accumlated 79 errors while having 1049 assists and 2,741 put outs leading to a .980 fielding percentage.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 40-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 44-57 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 48-55 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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