Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Sean Newcomb
The Chicago Cubs head to Turner Field on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are John Lackey for the Cubs and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -141 and Atlanta at +131. The Cubs have a 44-45-2 over/under mark and a 36-55-0 run line record. The Braves are 48-42-0 against the run line and have a 47-40-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 44-45-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 36-55-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 47-40-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 48-42-0 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 46-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Lackey has a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 5.20 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 86 strikeouts over his 98.2 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 347 hitters and walked 141 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 735 base hits and 368 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 320 batters and struck out 788. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Chicago is hitting .243, good for 24th in the league. The Cubs hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Ian Happ is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 50 hits this season in 195 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .533 and an OPS+ of 121. Kris Bryant is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .402. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 311 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .534. The Cubs have 747 hits, including 155 doubles and 127 home runs. Chicago has walked 346 times so far this season and they have struck out 766 times as a unit. They have left 631 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 426 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 45-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, Sean Newcomb has a 1-4 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 31.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 32 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 273 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 810 base knocks and 415 earned runs this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 314 hitters and struck out 664 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Ender Inciarte comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .356. He has 119 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 384 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 102. Nick Markakis is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 95 hits in 343 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .382. The Braves as a unit have 826 base hits, including 174 doubles and 93 homers. Atlanta has walked 253 times this year and they have struck out on 680 occasions. They have had 608 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 424 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -141
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