Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Chicago Cubs head to Dodger Stadium on Sunday, May 28, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +102 and Los Angeles at -112. The Cubs have a 28-17-2 over/under mark and a 18-29-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 21-30-0 against the run line and have a 20-28-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 28-17-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 18-29-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 20-28-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-30-0 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
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (3/30)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles Knee 60-day DL (5/10)
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)
05/09/17 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 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 25-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.19 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 64 strikeouts over his 62 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 177 hitters and walked 75 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 400 base hits and 186 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 428. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 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 .242, good for 21st in the league. The Cubs hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .240 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 42 hits this season in 175 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .469 and an OPS+ of 124. Kris Bryant is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 171 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Cubs have 394 hits, including 77 doubles and 62 home runs. Chicago has walked 189 times so far this season and they have struck out 406 times as a unit. They have left 346 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 231 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 29-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.01, Clayton Kershaw has a 7-2 record and a 0.82 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 71.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 51 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.87 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 193 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 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 3.3. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 379 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 137 hitters and struck out 464 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.24.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Yasmani Grandal comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .363. He has 41 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 129. Corey Seager is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 50 hits in 175 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .480. The Dodgers as a unit have 423 base hits, including 104 doubles and 54 homers. Los Angeles has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 410 occasions. They have had 330 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 242 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs +102
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