Friday, April 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Drew Pomeranz
The Chicago Cubs head to Fenway Park on Friday, April 28, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -118 and Boston at +108. The Cubs have a 12-8-1 over/under mark and a 8-13-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 10-10-0 against the run line and have a 6-12-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 12-8-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 8-13-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 6-12-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 10-10-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/17/17 2B Tommy La Stella Personal out indefinitely
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/26/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee "?" Thursday vs. New York Yankees
04/25/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Knee 10-day DL (4/24)
04/21/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Tyler Thornbur Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 12-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.01. He has 29 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the bullpen and they've struck out 77 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 161 base hits and 77 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 76 batters and struck out 188. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Cubs hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 23 hits this season in 83 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 148. Kris Bryant is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 85 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .447. The Cubs have 190 hits, including 40 doubles and 22 home runs. Chicago has walked 86 times so far this season and they have struck out 192 times as a unit. They have left 165 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 5.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 109 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 11-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Drew Pomeranz has a 1-1 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 14 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.13 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 61 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 156 base knocks and 69 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 65 hitters and struck out 190 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 3rd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .395. He has 22 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 68 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 139. Mitch Moreland is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 23 hits in 75 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .533. The Red Sox as a unit have 187 base hits, including 36 doubles and 11 homers. Boston has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out on 127 occasions. They have had 150 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 78 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +108
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