Friday, June 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Jose Urena
The Chicago Cubs head to Marlins Park on Friday, June 23, 2017 to take on the Miami Marlins. The expected starting pitchers are John Lackey for the Cubs and Jose Urena for the Marlins.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -133 and Miami at +123. The Cubs have a 36-33-2 over/under mark and a 26-45-0 run line record. The Marlins are 35-35-0 against the run line and have a 40-26-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 36-33-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 26-45-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 40-26-4 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 35-35-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/21/17 RF Jason Heyward Hand "?" Thursday vs. Miami Marlins
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 36-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Lackey has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 4.98 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 77 strikeouts over his 81.1 innings pitched and he's given up 83 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 281 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 579 base hits and 287 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 246 batters and struck out 642. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 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 .237, good for 29th in the league. The Cubs hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 69 hits this season in 261 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 139. Kris Bryant is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 246 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .512. The Cubs have 566 hits, including 117 doubles and 98 home runs. Chicago has walked 278 times so far this season and they have struck out 601 times as a unit. They have left 497 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 332 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 32-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.64, Jose Urena has a 5-2 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 64.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 56 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 253 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 247 batters and walked 116 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 4.51. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 579 base knocks and 311 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 275 hitters and struck out 554 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Marlins hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .326 with an OBP of .392. He has 88 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 270 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .585 with an OPS+ of 157. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 72 hits in 261 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .540. The Marlins as a unit have 645 base hits, including 106 doubles and 85 homers. Miami has walked 192 times this year and they have struck out on 547 occasions. They have had 478 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 331 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -133
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