Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Justin Nicolino
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Justin Nicolino for the Marlins.
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Chicago opens at -148 while Miami opens at +138. The Cubs have a 37-33-2 over/under record and a 27-45-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 35-36-0 against the run line and have a 41-26-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 37-33-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 27-45-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 41-26-4 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 35-36-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/22/17 RF Jason Heyward Hand 10-day DL (06/19)
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
06/23/17 P Brad Ziegler Back 10-day DL (06/21)
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 37-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 93 strikeouts over his 89.1 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 282 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 586 base hits and 288 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 246 batters and struck out 646. 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 .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 70 hits this season in 264 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 139. Kris Bryant is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 250 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Cubs have 582 hits, including 122 doubles and 101 home runs. Chicago has walked 282 times so far this season and they have struck out 611 times as a unit. They have left 505 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 343 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 32-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.06, Justin Nicolino has a 0-1 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 20 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 255 batters and walked 117 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 595 base knocks and 322 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 279 hitters and struck out 564 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 7th in the league. The Marlins hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .328 with an OBP of .393. He has 90 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 274 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .595 with an OPS+ of 159. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 72 hits in 265 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .532. The Marlins as a unit have 652 base hits, including 107 doubles and 86 homers. Miami has walked 192 times this year and they have struck out on 551 occasions. They have had 482 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 332 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +138
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