Sunday, June 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta (6-5) vs. Kyle Gibson (4-5)
The Chicago Cubs head to Target Field on Sunday to take on the Minnesota Twins. The Cubs send Jake Arrieta to the mound to face Kyle Gibson of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -120 and Minnesota at +110. The over/under was set at 8. The Cubs, with a 27-38 run line record, cover the spread 42% of the time. They also have a 28-32 over/under record. The Twins are 42-25 against the run line and have a 33-33 over/under record. They cover the spread 63% of the time.
The Cubs show up with a 35-30 record, including 17-17 on the road. Jake Arrieta has a 6-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.40 and a 1.16 WHIP. He's pitched 82 innings thus far while surrendering 74 hits over that time and when he starts, the Cubs are 7-6. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-7. He is getting 3.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen while being struck out 187 times and walking 77 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.65 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61.
As a team, Chicago is batting .245, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Cubs hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.38 hits per game and Anthony Rizzo leads the team with 73.
Minnesota is 23-12 at home while holding a 37-30 overall record on the season. Kyle Gibson has a record of 4-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.33 on the year with a 1.25 WHIP. He's pitched 81 innings thus far while surrendering 76 hits over that time in which the Twins are 6-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-7. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 130 times and walking 61 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.85 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .276 average at Safeco Field. The Twins hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.28 hits per game and Brian Dozier leads the team with 67.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .979 after having committed 51 errors with 661 assists and 1,763 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 39 errors, accumulating 709 assists and compiling 1,783 put outs.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 28-32 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 27-38 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 33-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 42-25 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 CF Aaron Hicks Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
04/04/15 P Ervin Santana Suspension expected to miss 80 games
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs
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