Sunday, July 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
The Chicago Cubs visit Oriole Park on Sunday, July 16, 2017 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -141 and Baltimore at +131. The Cubs have a 43-44-2 over/under record and a 34-55-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 39-50-0 against the run line and have a 46-40-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 43-44-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 34-55-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-40-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 39-50-0 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
07/05/17 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 44-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 4.49 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 109 strikeouts over his 104.1 innings pitched and he's given up 98 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 248 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 345 hitters and walked 140 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 725 base hits and 366 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 316 batters and struck out 771. 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 .240, good for 28th in the league. The Cubs hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Ian Happ is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 48 hits this season in 186 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .543 and an OPS+ of 124. Kris Bryant is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 302 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .520. The Cubs have 716 hits, including 150 doubles and 122 home runs. Chicago has walked 339 times so far this season and they have struck out 754 times as a unit. They have left 615 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 408 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 42-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.67, Ubaldo Jimenez has a 4-4 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 83.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 84 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 295 batters and walked 122 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 870 base knocks and 450 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 328 hitters and struck out 667 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 5.03.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 15th in the league. The Orioles hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .322. He has 90 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 349 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 102. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 96 hits in 324 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .537. The Orioles as a unit have 789 base hits, including 148 doubles and 125 homers. Baltimore has walked 227 times this year and they have struck out on 787 occasions. They have had 587 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 400 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +131
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