Monday, August 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tom Koehler vs. Kyle Hendricks
The Miami Marlins head to Wrigley Field on Monday to take on the Chicago Cubs. The probable pitchers are Tom Koehler for the Marlins and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs. The Marlins have a 54-48-2 over/under mark and a 53-51-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Cubs are 53-50-0 against the run line and have a 48-49-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Marlins head into this game with a 56-48 record, and they are 28-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Tom Koehler has a 8-8 record with an ERA of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 89 strikeouts during his 114 innings pitched and he has given up 113 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.27. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have allowed 287 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the pen while they've been struck out 364 times and walked 153 times this year. As a unit, Miami has given up 8.27 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.76 hitters per nine. They are 10th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.91. The Marlins pitchers have collectively given up 852 base hits and 403 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 362 batters and struck out 903. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team, Miami is hitting .272, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .284 average on the road. The Marlins have a .411 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .330 which is good for 7th in the league. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.45 hits per contest. Martin Prado comes into this game hitting .327 and his on-base percentage is at .379. He has 127 hits this season along with 47 runs scored and 43 runs batted in. He's struck out 45 times and has walked 32 times. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 113 hits so far while scoring 59 runs and he's driven in 56. He has walked 31 times and has struck out 82 times. The Marlins have 982 hits, including 183 doubles and 88 home runs. They've stolen 34 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. Miami has walked 292 times this season and they've struck out 788 times as a unit. They've left 773 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 446 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 33-17 home mark and a 62-41 overall record. With an ERA of 2.39, Kyle Hendricks has a 9-7 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 103 strikeouts over the 116.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 91 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.35. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 229 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Cubs bullpen while being struck out 303 times and walking 127 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.84 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.20. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 721 base knocks and 333 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 321 hitters and struck out 909. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Cubs hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345 which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.59 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .289 and he has an OBP of .384. He has 112 hits this year along with 82 runs scored and 68 RBI. He's struck out 104 times and has walked on 49 occasions. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 104 hits so far while he's scored 61 runs and drove in 79. He has earned a walk 53 times and has punched out 71 times. The Cubs as a unit have 885 base hits, including 188 doubles and 130 homers. They have 44 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Chicago as a team has walked 431 times this year and they have struck out 872 times. They've had 770 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They score 5.07 runs per game and have totaled 522 runs so far this season.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 54-48-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 53-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 48-49-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 53-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/25/16 P Wei-Yin Chen Elbow 15-day DL (7/21)
07/06/16 1B Justin Bour Ankle 15-day DL (7/3)
07/01/16 P Bryan Morris Back 60-day DL (5/25)
05/15/16 P Kendry Flores Shoulder 15-day DL (5/15)
04/04/16 P Raudel Lazo Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
07/16/16 P Trevor Cahill Knee 15-day DL (7/9)
06/07/16 LF Jorge Soler Hamstring 15-day DL (6/6)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs
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