Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Brandon McCarthy
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are John Lackey for the Cubs and Brandon McCarthy for the Dodgers.
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Chicago opens at -101 while Los Angeles opens at -109. The Cubs have a 28-16-2 over/under record and a 18-28-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 21-29-0 against the run line and have a 19-28-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 28-16-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 18-28-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-28-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-29-0 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
05/26/17 P Luis Avilan Tricep 10-day DL (5/24)
05/26/17 CF Joc Pederson Neck 7-day DL (5/24)
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 25-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Lackey has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.82 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 55 strikeouts over his 52.1 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 174 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 395 base hits and 182 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 163 batters and struck out 416. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Cubs hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .244 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 42 hits this season in 172 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 126. Kris Bryant is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 168 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Cubs have 392 hits, including 77 doubles and 62 home runs. Chicago has walked 186 times so far this season and they have struck out 396 times as a unit. They have left 342 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 231 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 28-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.76, Brandon McCarthy has a 4-1 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 40.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 37 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 191 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 377 base knocks and 161 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 134 hitters and struck out 454 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.27.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Yasmani Grandal comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .359. He has 40 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 137 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 128. Corey Seager is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 48 hits in 172 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Dodgers as a unit have 418 base hits, including 103 doubles and 52 homers. Los Angeles has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 398 occasions. They have had 327 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 238 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -101
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