Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks (6-5) vs. Jake Peavy (3-6)
The Chicago Cubs head to AT&T Park on Wednesday to take on the San Francisco Giants. Kyle Hendricks is the probable starter for the Cubs and he'll face Jake Peavy of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +102 and San Francisco at -112. The over/under was set at 7. The Cubs, with a 58-65 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 53-62 over/under record. 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 head into this matchup with a 72-51 record, including 33-25 on the road. Kyle Hendricks has an earned run average of 4.03 and is 6-5 so far on the season while having a 1.22 WHIP. He's pitched 136.1 innings thus far while surrendering 136 hits over that time and when he starts, the Cubs are 14-10. Against the over/under, the Cubs are 12-12 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.42 and they've given up 355 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Cubs bullpen while walking 140 times and striking out 385 times. Chicago is averaging 8.68 strikeouts per game while getting 8.22 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 5th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.51.
Chicago ranks 28th in the league in team batting average at .242 while hitting .249 on the road. Ranked at 11th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cubs sit at .319 and they hold a .394 team slugging percentage. Anthony Rizzo leads the team in hits with 129 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 8.19 hits per game.
With a 35-24 home record, San Francisco will hope to improve on their 66-58 overall mark. Jake Peavy is starting this game 3-6 for the season with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.29. He's pitched 62 innings thus far while surrendering 63 hits over that time in which the Giants are 5-6. Against the over/under, the Giants are 6-5 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.28 and they have given up 333 hits on the season. 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.
They rank 3rd in the league in team batting average with a .269 average while hitting .269 at home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .326 and they hold a .407 team slugging percentage. Buster Posey leads the team in hits with 135 while the team ranks 3rd in baseball with 9.24 hits a game.
The Cubs have committed 82 errors and have combined for 1,268 assists and 3,338 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. 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 53-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 58-65 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
08/25/15 P Jason Motte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/25/15 RF Jorge Soler Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/24/15 2B Addison Russell Groin "?" Tuesday vs. San Francisco Giants
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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