Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Yohan Flande (0-0) vs. Dallas Beeler (0-0)
The Chicago Cubs welcome the Colorado Rockies to Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The Rockies send Yohan Flande to the mound to face Dallas Beeler of the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +155 and Chicago at -165. The Rockies, with a 48-48 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 49-43 over/under record. The Cubs have a 38-52 over/under record and a 43-54 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
The Rockies head into this matchup with a 42-54 record, including 18-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Yohan Flande will be making his first start while holding an earned run average of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.29. He's pitched 17 innings thus far while surrendering 18 hits over that time. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .267 against the Rockies bullpen while walking 117 times and striking out 277 times. Colorado is averaging 6.92 strikeouts per game while getting 9.85 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 30th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.91.
Colorado ranks 4th in the league in team batting average at .273 while hitting .238 on the road. The Rockies hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 5th in baseball. DJ LeMahieu leads the team in hits with 109 while the team ranks 3rd in baseball with 9.33 hits per game.
With a 25-23 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 51-46 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.43, Dallas Beeler will make his first start of the season while holding a 2.00 WHIP. He's pitched 7 innings thus far while surrendering 10 hits over that time. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 273 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Cubs bullpen while walking 123 times and striking out 288 times. Chicago is averaging 8.57 strikeouts per game while getting 8.08 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43.
They rank 28th in the league in team batting average with a .237 average while hitting .225 at home. The Cubs hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 19th in baseball. Anthony Rizzo leads the team in hits with 99 while the team ranks 27th in baseball with 8.04 hits a game.
Colorado has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 59 errors with 1076 assists and 2,524 put outs for the season. The Cubs have committed 67 errors on the season with 995 assists and 2,639 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 49-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 48-48 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 38-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 43-54 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/21/15 P Chad Bettis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/10/15 P David Hale Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
07/01/15 P Christian Bergman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/30)
07/01/15 P John Axford Personal out indefinitely
06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1); out for season
05/30/15 1B Justin Morneau Concussion Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
04/28/15 P Adam Ottavino Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/04/15 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/1)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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