Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta (15-6) vs. Matt Cain (2-3)
The Chicago Cubs visit AT&T Park on Tuesday to play the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs send Jake Arrieta to the mound to face Matt Cain of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -130 and San Francisco at +120. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Cubs have a 53-61 over/under record and a 58-64 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Giants are 69-55 against the run line and have a 58-56 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The Cubs come into this game with a 71-51 record, and they are 33-25 away from home. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta holds a 15-6 record with an earned run average of 2.30 and a WHIP of 0.99. He's pitched 168 innings thus far while surrendering 124 hits over that time and when he starts, the Cubs are 17-8. The Cubs are also 7-13 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Cubs bullpen while walking 140 times and striking out 385 times. Chicago is averaging 8.7 strikeouts per game while getting 8.24 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.53.
As a team, Chicago is batting .243, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The Cubs hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 11th in baseball. Anthony Rizzo leads the team in hits with 128 while the team ranks 27th in baseball with 8.21 hits per game.
With a 66-58 overall record, San Francisco will come into this game 35-24 at home. With an earned run average of 5.66, Matt Cain will come into this game holding a 2-3 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He's pitched 47.2 innings thus far while surrendering 58 hits over that time in which the Giants are 4-5. The Giants are also 6-1 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 333 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .234 against the Giants bullpen while walking 106 times and striking out 314 times. San Francisco is averaging 7.32 strikeouts per game while getting 8.43 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .269 average at home. The Giants hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 5th in baseball. Buster Posey leads the team in hits with 135 while the team ranks 3rd in baseball with 9.24 hits a game.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 81 errors with 1,252 assists and 3,311 put outs for the season. The Giants have committed 58 errors on the season with 1281 assists and 3,307 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 53-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 58-64 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 58-56 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 69-55 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/24/15 2B Addison Russell Groin doubtful Monday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/24/15 P Jason Motte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/24/15 RF Jorge Soler Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
07/29/15 P Neil Ramirez Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
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)
San Francisco Giants
08/20/15 RF Hunter Pence Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/18)
08/11/15 CF Angel Pagan Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/11)
08/04/15 2B Joe Panik Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/31/15 P Tim Hudson Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs
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