Sunday, April 23, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Bronson Arroyo
The Chicago Cubs head to Great American Ball Park on Sunday, April 23, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are John Lackey for the Cubs and Bronson Arroyo for the Reds.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -167 and Cincinnati at +157. The Cubs have a 8-7-1 over/under mark and a 6-10-0 run line record. The Reds are 11-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 8-7-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 6-10-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 7-9-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 11-6-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/22/17 2B Ben Zobrist Back is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday 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 (4/19)
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 9-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Lackey has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 19 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .179 against the bullpen and they've struck out 64 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 119 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 60 batters and struck out 149. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .252, good for 9th in the league. The Cubs hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .408. He has 18 hits this season in 63 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 136. Kris Bryant is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 66 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Cubs have 141 hits, including 28 doubles and 16 home runs. Chicago has walked 61 times so far this season and they have struck out 148 times as a unit. They have left 129 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 72 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 9-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.40, Bronson Arroyo has a 1-2 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 15 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 18 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.76 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 89 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 120 base knocks and 58 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 65 hitters and struck out 168 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 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 14th in the league. The Reds hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .210 with an OBP of .315. He has 13 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 62 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 118. Zack Cozart is hitting .380 this season and he has an OBP of .458. He has collected 19 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 195 and a slugging percentage of .640. The Reds as a unit have 139 base hits, including 31 doubles and 21 homers. Cincinnati has walked 49 times this year and they have struck out on 120 occasions. They have had 106 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 77 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +157
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