Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
The Chicago Cubs head to Fenway Park on Sunday, April 30, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -105 and Boston at -105. The Cubs have a 13-8-1 over/under mark and a 8-14-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 11-11-0 against the run line and have a 7-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 13-8-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 8-14-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 7-13-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 11-11-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/17/17 2B Tommy La Stella Personal out indefinitely
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/25/17 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 60-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 12-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 16 strikeouts over his 22 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.82 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the bullpen and they've struck out 82 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 174 base hits and 82 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 79 batters and struck out 198. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .258, good for 7th in the league. The Cubs hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .390. He has 24 hits this season in 88 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 139. Kris Bryant is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 89 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Cubs have 201 hits, including 41 doubles and 24 home runs. Chicago has walked 89 times so far this season and they have struck out 206 times as a unit. They have left 175 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 113 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 12-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.12, Eduardo Rodriguez has a 1-1 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 10 hits. He allows 5.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.27 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 68 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 176 base knocks and 75 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 68 hitters and struck out 214 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 3rd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .373. He has 23 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 75 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 129. Mitch Moreland is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 24 hits in 81 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Red Sox as a unit have 203 base hits, including 38 doubles and 12 homers. Boston has walked 68 times this year and they have struck out on 140 occasions. They have had 159 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 3.77 runs per game and totaled 83 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -105
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