Sunday, August 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Sean Manaea
The Chicago Cubs head to O.co Coliseum on Sunday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The probable pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Sean Manaea for the Athletics. The opening line for this game has Chicago at -173 and Oakland at +163. The over/under is 8. The Cubs have a 51-51-6 over/under mark and a 56-52-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Athletics are 59-50-0 against the run line and have a 53-51-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Cubs head into this game with a 67-41 record, and they are 30-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 10-7 record with an ERA of 2.22 and a WHIP of 1.06. He has 108 strikeouts during his 125.2 innings pitched and he has given up 98 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.32. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have allowed 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the pen while they've been struck out 324 times and walked 131 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 7.06 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.84 hitters per nine. They are 1st in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.16. The Cubs pitchers have collectively given up 765 base hits and 346 earned runs. They have allowed 109 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 332 batters and struck out 956. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .265 average on the road. The Cubs have a .426 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .346 which is good for 2nd in the league. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.64 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .381. He has 115 hits this season along with 82 runs scored and 68 runs batted in. He's struck out 112 times and has walked 53 times. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 110 hits so far while scoring 66 runs and he's driven in 79. He has walked 58 times and has struck out 77 times. The Cubs have 933 hits, including 198 doubles and 132 home runs. They've stolen 48 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. Chicago has walked 453 times this season and they've struck out 927 times as a unit. They've left 816 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 549 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this game with a 24-30 home mark and a 48-61 overall record. With an ERA of 4.68, Sean Manaea has a 3-6 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 79 strikeouts over the 92.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 98 hits. He has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 357 times and walking 125 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.63 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,019 base knocks and 506 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 340 hitters and struck out 820. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Athletics hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.6 hits per contest. Danny Valencia comes into this matchup batting .300 and he has an OBP of .351. He has 92 hits this year along with 47 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 76 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Jed Lowrie is hitting .263 and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 89 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 65 times. The Athletics as a unit have 937 base hits, including 177 doubles and 120 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Oakland as a team has walked 277 times this year and they have struck out 742 times. They've had 692 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They score 4.11 runs per game and have totaled 448 runs so far this season.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 51-51-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 56-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 53-51-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 59-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/03/16 P Jason Hammel Personal bereavement list
07/16/16 P Trevor Cahill Knee 15-day DL (7/9)
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)
08/06/16 P Jesse Hahn Shoulder 15-day DL (8/5)
08/05/16 2B Jed Lowrie Foot 15-day DL (8/4)
07/23/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 15-day DL (7/2)
07/01/16 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 60-day DL (4/6), likely out for season
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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