Friday, June 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Tom Koehler
The Chicago Cubs head to Marlins Park on Friday to take on the Miami Marlins. The probable pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Tom Koehler for the Marlins. The opening line for this game has Chicago at -160 and Miami at +135. The over/under is 7.5. The Cubs have a 34-34-2 over/under mark and a 41-29-0 run line record, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Marlins are 35-37-0 against the run line and have a 36-35-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Cubs head into this game with a 47-23 record, and they are 22-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 5-6 record with an ERA of 2.94 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 73 strikeouts during his 79.2 innings pitched and he has given up 62 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.13. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have allowed 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the pen while they've been struck out 198 times and walked 83 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 6.62 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.03 hitters per nine. They are 1st in the Majors in team earned run average at 2.68. The Cubs pitchers have collectively given up 467 base hits and 192 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 206 batters and struck out 634. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.37.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .255, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .267 average on the road. The Cubs have a .428 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .349 which is good for 2nd in the league. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.59 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .402. He has 67 hits this season along with 43 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 39 times and has walked 41 times. Kris Bryant is hitting .267 and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 71 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 48. He has walked 31 times and has struck out 67 times. The Cubs have 601 hits, including 128 doubles and 87 home runs. They've stolen 29 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Chicago has walked 302 times this season and they've struck out 587 times as a unit. They've left 513 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 371 runs so far this year.
Miami comes into this game with a 18-18 home mark and a 38-34 overall record. With an ERA of 3.92, Tom Koehler has a 6-6 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 78 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 72 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 204 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Marlins bullpen while being struck out 242 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 8.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.57 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 595 base knocks and 281 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 611. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .258 average at home. The Marlins hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.39 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .323 and he has an OBP of .375. He has 86 hits this year along with 45 runs scored and 43 RBI. He's struck out 59 times and has walked on 22 occasions. Martin Prado is hitting .320 and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 85 hits so far while he's scored 31 runs and drove in 22. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 32 times. The Marlins as a unit have 676 base hits, including 118 doubles and 62 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Miami as a team has walked 203 times this year and they have struck out 546 times. They've had 540 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They score 4.1 runs per game and have totaled 295 runs so far this season.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 34-34-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 41-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 36-35-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 35-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/23/16 C Miguel Montero Knee is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Miami Marlins
06/22/16 1B Anthony Rizzo Back "?" Thursday vs. Miami Marlins
06/21/16 P Clayton Richard Finger 15-day DL (6/21)
06/20/16 CF Dexter Fowler Hamstring 15-day DL (6/19)
06/09/16 2B Tommy La Stella Hamstring 15-day DL (6/8)
06/07/16 LF Jorge Soler Hamstring 15-day DL (6/6)
05/18/16 P Joe Nathan Elbow 60-day DL (5/17)
04/08/16 C Kyle Schwarber Knee 60-day DL (4/8); out for season
04/04/16 P Aaron Brooks Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 3B Christian Villanueva Fibula 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Dallas Beeler Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Zac Rosscup Shoulder 60-day DL (2/25)
05/26/16 P Bryan Morris Back 15-day DL (5/25)
05/15/16 P Kendry Flores Shoulder 15-day DL (5/15)
04/29/16 2B Dee Gordon Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/04/16 P Raudel Lazo Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL; out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins
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