Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Kyle Freeland
The Chicago Cubs visit Coors Field on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are John Lackey for the Cubs and Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -125 and Colorado at +115. The Cubs have a 20-10-1 over/under record and a 10-21-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 18-14-0 against the run line and have a 13-19-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 20-10-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 10-21-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 13-19-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 18-14-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/08/17 1B Anthony Rizzo Forearm injured last game, probable Monday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/08/17 2B Javier Baez Foot "?" Monday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/07/17 P Brett Anderson Back 10-day DL (5/6)
05/07/17 RF Jason Heyward Hand "?" Monday vs. Colorado Rockies
04/17/17 2B Tommy La Stella Personal out indefinitely
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
05/03/17 C Tony Wolters Concussion 7-day DL (5/3)
04/26/17 P Mike Dunn Back 10-day DL (4/23)
04/13/17 P Jonathan Gray Toe 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Jairo Diaz Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
03/16/17 P Chad Bettis Illness 60-day DL
03/16/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 10-day DL (3/30)
03/16/17 C Tom Murphy Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 16-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Lackey has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 5.14 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 36 strikeouts over his 35 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 264 base hits and 127 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 290. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .407. He has 38 hits this season in 126 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .540 and an OPS+ of 151. Jason Heyward is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 99 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .364. The Cubs have 275 hits, including 56 doubles and 36 home runs. Chicago has walked 131 times so far this season and they have struck out 283 times as a unit. They have left 252 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 154 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 20-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.65, Kyle Freeland has a 3-1 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 34 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 31 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 115 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 262 base knocks and 137 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 105 hitters and struck out 242 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 12th in the league. The Rockies hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .346. He has 35 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 120 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .592 with an OPS+ of 125. Gerardo Parra is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 26 hits in 90 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 79 and a slugging percentage of .411. The Rockies as a unit have 279 base hits, including 57 doubles and 45 homers. Colorado has walked 84 times this year and they have struck out on 276 occasions. They have had 198 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 152 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies +115
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