Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Jeff Locke
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Jeff Locke for the Marlins.
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Chicago opens at -150 while Miami opens at +140. The Cubs have a 36-32-2 over/under record and a 26-44-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 34-35-0 against the run line and have a 40-25-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 36-32-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 26-44-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 40-25-4 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 34-35-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/21/17 RF Jason Heyward Hand is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. San Diego Padres
06/16/17 2B Ben Zobrist Wrist 10-day DL (06/13)
06/09/17 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (05/07)
06/08/17 P Kyle Hendricks Hand 10-day DL (06/05)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/17/17 P Junichi Tazawa Ribs 10-day DL (05/16)
05/11/17 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Oblique 10-day DL (05/10)
05/09/17 SS Miguel Rojas Thumb 60-day DL (05/09)
05/08/17 3B Martin Prado Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
05/06/17 P Wei-Yin Chen Arm 10-day DL (05/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 36-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 86 strikeouts over his 77.2 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 273 hitters and walked 104 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 571 base hits and 284 earned runs. They have allowed 89 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 241 batters and struck out 630. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .239, good for 29th in the league. The Cubs hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .398. He has 69 hits this season in 257 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 142. Kris Bryant is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 242 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .512. The Cubs have 564 hits, including 116 doubles and 97 home runs. Chicago has walked 276 times so far this season and they have struck out 596 times as a unit. They have left 496 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 330 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 31-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.58, Jeff Locke has a 0-2 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 19.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 20 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 244 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 574 base knocks and 310 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 273 hitters and struck out 545 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 5th in the league. The Marlins hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .330 with an OBP of .396. He has 88 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 267 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .592 with an OPS+ of 159. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 71 hits in 257 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .545. The Marlins as a unit have 643 base hits, including 106 doubles and 85 homers. Miami has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 536 occasions. They have had 475 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 329 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cubs -150 and under 2 total runs
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