Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Luis Perdomo
Petco Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Luis Perdomo for the Padres.
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Chicago opens at -183 while San Diego opens at +173. The Cubs have a 29-19-2 over/under record and a 18-32-0 run line mark. The Padres are 24-29-0 against the run line and have a 26-24-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 29-19-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 18-32-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 26-24-3 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 24-29-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/30/17 2B Ben Zobrist Respiratory injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. San Diego Padres
05/07/17 P Brett Anderson Back 10-day DL (05/07)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
05/28/17 CF Manuel Margot Calf 10-day DL (5/25)
05/20/17 P Jered Weaver Hip 10-day DL (5/20)
05/17/17 P Trevor Cahill Shoulder 10-day DL (5/14)
05/08/17 C Hector Sanchez Foot 10-day DL (5/6)
04/25/17 CF Travis Jankowski Foot 10-day DL (4/24)
04/08/17 LF Alex Dickerson Back 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (3/31)
04/01/17 P Christian Friedric Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Buddy Baumann Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
03/31/17 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 25-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.92 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 64 strikeouts over his 56.2 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 193 hitters and walked 81 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 425 base hits and 205 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 178 batters and struck out 457. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .238, good for 25th in the league. The Cubs hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 44 hits this season in 187 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .465 and an OPS+ of 122. Kris Bryant is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 181 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .536. The Cubs have 411 hits, including 77 doubles and 65 home runs. Chicago has walked 203 times so far this season and they have struck out 432 times as a unit. They have left 373 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 237 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 20-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.61, Luis Perdomo has a 0-2 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 43.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 51 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 191 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 464 base knocks and 245 earned runs this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 188 hitters and struck out 427 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .329. He has 45 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 184 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .342 with an OPS+ of 81. Wil Myers is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 54 hits in 204 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Padres as a unit have 385 base hits, including 61 doubles and 60 homers. San Diego has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 474 occasions. They have had 333 men left on base and have an OPS of .655. They have scored 3.43 runs per game and totaled 182 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres +173
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