Friday, May 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Alex Wood
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, May 26, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
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Chicago opens at +115 while Los Angeles opens at -125. The Cubs have a 28-15-2 over/under record and a 17-28-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 21-28-0 against the run line and have a 19-27-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 28-15-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 17-28-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-27-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-28-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/07/17 P Brett Anderson Back 10-day DL (5/6)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/24/17 P Kenta Maeda Hamstring 10-day DL (5/11); expected to be activated and start Thursday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
05/24/17 CF Joc Pederson Neck "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
05/20/17 3B Justin Turner Hamstring 10-day DL (5/19)
05/11/17 CF Andrew Toles Knee 10-day DL (5/10)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Hip 60-day DL (3/30)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 10-day DL (4/18)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (2/15)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 24-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 55 strikeouts over his 50.2 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 174 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 390 base hits and 181 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 415. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Cubs hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .403. He has 48 hits this season in 164 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .561 and an OPS+ of 153. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 168 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Cubs have 383 hits, including 76 doubles and 59 home runs. Chicago has walked 185 times so far this season and they have struck out 386 times as a unit. They have left 338 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 226 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 27-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.88, Alex Wood has a 5-0 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 31 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 189 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 368 base knocks and 158 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 448 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.28.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .384. He has 48 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 169 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 131. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 39 hits in 134 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Dodgers as a unit have 407 base hits, including 100 doubles and 51 homers. Los Angeles has walked 180 times this year and they have struck out on 388 occasions. They have had 323 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 231 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -125
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