Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery vs. R.A. Dickey
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Montgomery for the Cubs and R.A. Dickey for the Braves.
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Chicago opens at -130 while Atlanta opens at +120. The Cubs have a 44-46-2 over/under record and a 36-56-0 run line mark. The Braves are 49-42-0 against the run line and have a 47-41-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 44-46-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 36-56-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 47-41-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 49-42-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/18/17 P John Lackey Foot 10-day DL (07/06); expected to be activated & start Tuesday vs. Atlanta Braves
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)
07/06/17 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)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-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 47-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Montgomery has a 1-6 record with an earned run average of 4.01 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 60 strikeouts over his 74 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 254 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 348 hitters and walked 143 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 741 base hits and 371 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 323 batters and struck out 795. 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 4.21.
As a team Chicago is hitting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Ian Happ is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 52 hits this season in 199 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 123. Kris Bryant is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 316 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .525. The Cubs have 756 hits, including 159 doubles and 128 home runs. Chicago has walked 350 times so far this season and they have struck out 776 times as a unit. They have left 640 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 430 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 45-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.08, R.A. Dickey has a 6-5 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 110.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 108 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 278 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 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 819 base knocks and 419 earned runs this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 318 hitters and struck out 674 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 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Ender Inciarte comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .352. He has 119 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 388 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 100. Nick Markakis is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 96 hits in 346 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .382. The Braves as a unit have 832 base hits, including 174 doubles and 93 homers. Atlanta has walked 256 times this year and they have struck out on 687 occasions. They have had 613 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 427 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -130
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