Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jarred Cosart (1-3) vs. Donn Roach (0-1)
The Miami Marlins take on the Chicago Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Jarred Cosart is the probable starter for the Marlins and he'll face Donn Roach of the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +123 and Chicago at -133. The over/under was set at 7. The Marlins have a 37-39 over/under record and a 37-43 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Cubs have a 30-41 over/under record and a 34-43 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
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The Marlins come into this game with a 34-46 record, and they are 13-24 away from home. Jarred Cosart has an earned run average of 4.12 and is 1-3 so far on the season while having a 1.26 WHIP. The Marlins are 2-5 over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 38 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Marlins are 3-3 in his starts. He is getting 2.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 242 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen while being struck out 250 times and walking 92 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 8.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98.
As a team, Miami is batting .255, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Marlins hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.62 hits per game and Dee Gordon leads the team with 114.
With a 42-35 overall record, Chicago will come into this game 20-15 at home. Donn Roach is starting this game 0-1 for the season with an earned run average of 10.80 and a WHIP of 2.70. The Cubs have a record of 0-1 over the 3.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 8 hits. Against the over/under, the Cubs are 1-0 when he starts. He is getting 1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.96 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Cubs bullpen while being struck out 228 times and walking 94 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.64 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.39.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .236 average at Safeco Field. The Cubs hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.32 hits per game and Anthony Rizzo leads the team with 85.
Miami has a team fielding percentage of .989 after having committed 33 errors with 822 assists and 2,122 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .981 team fielding percentage while committing 55 errors, accumulating 783 assists and compiling 2,093 put outs.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 37-39 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 37-43 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 30-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 34-43 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/01/15 RF Giancarlo Stanton Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/16/15 3B Martin Prado Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/15)
06/04/15 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/22)
05/26/15 1B Michael Morse Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
04/14/15 3B Don Kelly Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/13)
04/08/15 P Aaron Crow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29) out for season
06/29/15 P Tsuyoshi Wada Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/23)
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)
04/15/15 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs
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