Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Richard (1-0) vs. Kyle Lohse (5-12)
The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the Chicago Cubs to Miller Park on Sunday. The probable starters are Clayton Richard for the Cubs and Kyle Lohse for the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -112 and Milwaukee at +102. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cubs, with a 45-57 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 40-54 over/under record. The Brewers are 48-56 against the run line and have a 49-48 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Cubs show up with a 55-47 record, including 28-23 on the road. Clayton Richard has a 1-0 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.40 and a 1.60 WHIP. The Cubs are 1-1 over his 15 innings pitched and he's also given up 19 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-1. The team is averaging 5.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 287 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 308 and walked 126 batters this season while opposing teams hit .233 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.09 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.63 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.46, they are 5th in the league.
Chicago is batting .238 as a team, which is good for 29th in the league and hitting .248 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. With 104 hits, Anthony Rizzo leads the team while his team ranks 28th in hits per game with 8.06.
Milwaukee is 20-31 at home while holding a 44-60 overall record on the season. Kyle Lohse has a record of 5-12 while sporting an earned run average of 6.24 on the year with a 1.44 WHIP. The Brewers have a record of 7-14 over the 119.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 143 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-8. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. The Brewers bullpen has struck out 320 batters and walked 109 this season while opposing teams have hit .235 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 8.99 hits per game and are averaging 7.92 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.10, they are 24th in the league.
They are batting .250 as a team, which is good for 21st in the league and hitting .245 at home. The Brewers hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 23rd in baseball. With 106 hits, Gerardo Parra leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.44.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 69 errors with 1048 assists and 2,774 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Brewers have accumlated 80 errors while having 1056 assists and 2,768 put outs leading to a .980 fielding percentage.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 40-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 45-57 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 49-48 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 48-56 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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