Monday, July 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Julio Teheran
The Chicago Cubs visit Turner Field on Monday, July 17, 2017 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -144 and Atlanta at +134. The Cubs have a 44-44-2 over/under record and a 35-55-0 run line mark. The Braves are 47-42-0 against the run line and have a 47-39-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 44-44-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 35-55-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 47-39-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 47-42-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/06/17 P John Lackey Foot 10-day DL (07/06)
06/09/17 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (05/07)
06/08/17 P Kyle Hendricks Hand 10-day DL (06/05)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/14/17 P Jason Motte Back 10-day DL (07/14)
07/07/17 CF Danny Santana Infection 10-day DL (07/07)
07/06/17 P Arodys Vizcaino Finger 10-day DL (07/03)
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/19/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (02/25)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 45-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 110 strikeouts over his 108 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 345 hitters and walked 141 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 732 base hits and 368 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 320 batters and struck out 774. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team Chicago is hitting .242, good for 25th in the league. The Cubs hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Ian Happ is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 48 hits this season in 190 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 120. Kris Bryant is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 307 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Cubs have 732 hits, including 152 doubles and 125 home runs. Chicago has walked 343 times so far this season and they have struck out 760 times as a unit. They have left 623 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 418 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 44-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.79, Julio Teheran has a 7-6 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 103.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 103 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 271 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 806 base knocks and 414 earned runs this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 311 hitters and struck out 655 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Ender Inciarte comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .354. He has 117 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 380 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 101. Nick Markakis is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 95 hits in 339 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .386. The Braves as a unit have 818 base hits, including 170 doubles and 91 homers. Atlanta has walked 252 times this year and they have struck out on 670 occasions. They have had 604 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 417 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -144
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