Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Wade Miley
The Chicago Cubs visit Oriole Park on Saturday, July 15, 2017 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Wade Miley for the Orioles.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -139 and Baltimore at +129. The Cubs have a 42-44-2 over/under record and a 33-55-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 39-49-0 against the run line and have a 45-40-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 42-44-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 33-55-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 45-40-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 39-49-0 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 Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/14/17 1B Chris Davis Oblique 10-day DL (06/13); expected to be activated Friday vs. Chicago Cubs
07/05/17 2B Ryan Flaherty Shoulder 60-day DL (05/19)
06/19/17 SS J.J. Hardy Wrist 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
05/28/17 CF Anthony Santander Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 43-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 102 strikeouts over his 101.1 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 339 hitters and walked 135 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 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 4.1. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 715 base hits and 358 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 309 batters and struck out 763. 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 4.25.
As a team Chicago is hitting .239, good for 28th in the league. The Cubs hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Ian Happ is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 47 hits this season in 183 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .546 and an OPS+ of 124. Kris Bryant is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .399. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 297 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Cubs have 706 hits, including 147 doubles and 117 home runs. Chicago has walked 337 times so far this season and they have struck out 743 times as a unit. They have left 613 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 399 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 42-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.97, Wade Miley has a 4-7 record and a 1.75 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 88.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 104 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 331 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 289 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 860 base knocks and 441 earned runs this season. They have given up 129 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 326 hitters and struck out 656 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.99.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 17th in the league. The Orioles hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .316. He has 88 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 346 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 97. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 94 hits in 319 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .536. The Orioles as a unit have 779 base hits, including 145 doubles and 123 homers. Baltimore has walked 220 times this year and they have struck out on 779 occasions. They have had 577 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 392 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +129
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