Saturday, April 22, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Cody Reed
Great American Ball Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Cody Reed for the Reds.
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Chicago opens at -190 while Cincinnati opens at +178. The Cubs have a 7-7-1 over/under record and a 6-9-0 run line mark. The Reds are 10-6-0 against the run line and have a 6-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 7-7-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 6-9-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 6-9-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 10-6-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/21/17 2B Ben Zobrist Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Cincinnati Reds
04/17/17 2B Tommy La Stella Personal out indefinitely
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/21/17 P Tony Cingrani Oblique 10-day DL
04/16/17 P Brandon Finnegan Shoulder 10-day DL (4/16)
04/12/17 P Rookie Davis Forearm 10-day DL (4/12)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 P Anthony DeSclafa Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 P Austin Brice Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 C Devin Mesoraco Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 8-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.89 and a WHIP of 0.91. He has 21 strikeouts over his 18.2 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 56 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 109 base hits and 54 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 54 batters and struck out 137. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Cubs hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .414. He has 17 hits this season in 58 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .414 and an OPS+ of 132. Kris Bryant is hitting .230 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 61 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Cubs have 131 hits, including 26 doubles and 13 home runs. Chicago has walked 57 times so far this season and they have struck out 137 times as a unit. They have left 120 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 9-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Cody Reed has a 1-0 record and a 0.50 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 8 innings he's pitched. His FIP stands at 2.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.43 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 85 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.25. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 110 base knocks and 52 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 61 hitters and struck out 157 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 13th in the league. The Reds hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .224 with an OBP of .324. He has 13 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 130. Zack Cozart is hitting .400 this season and he has an OBP of .481. He has collected 18 hits in 45 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 211 and a slugging percentage of .667. The Reds as a unit have 129 base hits, including 28 doubles and 20 homers. Cincinnati has walked 43 times this year and they have struck out on 108 occasions. They have had 97 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 72 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +178
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