Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Taylor Jungmann (6-3) vs. Dan Haren (7-7)
The Chicago Cubs welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The Brewers send Taylor Jungmann to the mound to face Dan Haren of the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +138 and Chicago at -148. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Brewers have a 53-53 over/under record and a 52-61 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Cubs have a 44-58 over/under record and a 51-59 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Brewers head into this matchup with a 48-65 record, including 24-29 on the road. Taylor Jungmann has a 6-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.26 and a 1.07 WHIP. In his starts, the Brewers are 7-4 over his 71.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 56 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-7. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 349 and walked 116 batters this season while opposing teams hit .230 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 8.89 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.91 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.12, they are 24th in the league.
As a team, Milwaukee is batting .250, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Brewers hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 23rd in baseball. With 114 hits, Gerardo Parra leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.42.
With a 31-24 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 62-48 overall mark. Dan Haren has a record of 7-7 while sporting an earned run average of 3.49 on the year with a 1.12 WHIP. In his starts, the Cubs are 10-12 and he has allowed 123 hits over 134 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-9. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. The Cubs bullpen has struck out 328 batters and walked 130 this season while opposing teams have hit .234 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.04 hits per game and are averaging 8.51 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.42, they are 4th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .231 average at home. The Cubs hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 15th in baseball. With 117 hits, Anthony Rizzo leads the team while his team ranks 28th in hits per game with 8.12.
Milwaukee has a team fielding percentage of .981 after having committed 82 errors with 1,142 assists and 3,011 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Cubs have accumlated 72 errors while having 1137 assists and 2,987 put outs leading to a .983 fielding percentage.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 53-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 52-61 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 44-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 51-59 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
08/08/15 C David Ross Personal on bereavement 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers
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