Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Gerrit Cole
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Gerrit Cole for the Pirates.
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Chicago opens at -124 while Pittsburgh opens at +114. The Cubs have a 10-7-1 over/under record and a 7-11-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 9-9-0 against the run line and have a 7-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 10-7-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 7-11-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 7-11-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 9-9-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/17/17 2B Tommy La Stella Personal out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 10-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.19 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 13 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 70 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 139 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 170. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .252, good for 9th in the league. The Cubs hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 21 hits this season in 71 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .535 and an OPS+ of 159. Kris Bryant is hitting .230 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 74 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The Cubs have 159 hits, including 32 doubles and 20 home runs. Chicago has walked 69 times so far this season and they have struck out 171 times as a unit. They have left 138 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 89 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 8-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.70, Gerrit Cole has a 1-2 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 27 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 46 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 161 base knocks and 63 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 49 hitters and struck out 127 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 20th in the league. The Pirates hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .329. He has 18 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 68 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .456 with an OPS+ of 110. Josh Harrison is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 16 hits in 55 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .364. The Pirates as a unit have 140 base hits, including 22 doubles and 15 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 56 times this year and they have struck out on 127 occasions. They have had 128 men left on base and have an OPS of .667. They have scored 3.44 runs per game and totaled 62 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +114
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