Monday, June 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Jacob deGrom
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets on Monday, June 12, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are John Lackey for the Cubs and Jacob deGrom for the Mets.
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Chicago opens at +105 while New York opens at -135. The Cubs have a 32-27-2 over/under record and a 21-40-0 run line mark. The Mets are 25-35-0 against the run line and have a 35-17-8 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 32-27-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 21-40-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 35-17-8 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 25-35-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
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 New York Mets Injuries
06/10/17 P Seth Lugo Elbow expected to start Sunday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/24/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 10-day DL (05/22)
05/12/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (05/11)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 30-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Lackey has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 5.12 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 72 strikeouts over his 70.1 innings pitched and he's given up 75 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 247 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 503 base hits and 251 earned runs. They have allowed 76 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 212 batters and struck out 564. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .231, good for 29th in the league. The Cubs hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 55 hits this season in 223 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 127. Kris Bryant is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 217 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .535. The Cubs have 477 hits, including 94 doubles and 77 home runs. Chicago has walked 244 times so far this season and they have struck out 521 times as a unit. They have left 444 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 278 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 27-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.75, Jacob deGrom has a 4-3 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 94 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 74 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 230 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 231 batters and walked 99 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 580 base knocks and 293 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 229 hitters and struck out 538 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 21st in the league. The Mets hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Michael Conforto comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .410. He has 54 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 187 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .588 with an OPS+ of 164. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 19 hits in 68 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .647. The Mets as a unit have 510 base hits, including 114 doubles and 87 homers. New York has walked 219 times this year and they have struck out on 460 occasions. They have had 414 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 297 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets -135
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