Sunday, May 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Adam Wainwright
The Chicago Cubs visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, May 14, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -110 and St. Louis at +100. The Cubs have a 21-13-1 over/under record and a 12-23-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 17-17-0 against the run line and have a 20-12-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 21-13-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 12-23-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 20-12-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 17-17-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
5/13/2017 Kris Bryant 3B Illness Expected to be out until at least May 14
5/13/2017 Jon Jay CF Back Probable for May 13
5/12/2017 Jason Heyward RF Hand Expected to be out until at least May 19
5/12/2017 Addison Russell SS Shoulder Probable for May 13
5/11/2017 Eloy Jimenez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 17
5/10/2017 Alec Mills SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least May 17
5/10/2017 Fernando Rodriguez RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 20
5/9/2017 Jemile Weeks 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/7/2017 Brett Anderson SP Back Expected to be out until at least May 16
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
5/12/2017 John Gant RP Groin Expected to be out until at least May 26
5/12/2017 Tyler Lyons RP Side Expected to be out until at least May 19
5/12/2017 Jose Martinez 1B Groin Expected to be out until at least May 23
5/12/2017 Jhonny Peralta 3B Illness Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/12/2017 Stephen Piscotty RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 19
5/11/2017 Michael Wacha SP Rest Expected to be out until at least May 20
5/10/2017 Jacob Evans RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 19
5/10/2017 Chad Huffman LF Hand Expected to be out until at least May 15
5/6/2017 Nick Plummer LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least May 13
4/25/2017 Alex Reyes RP Elbow Out for the season
4/25/2017 Jordan Schafer RP Forearm Out for the season
3/29/2017 Zach Duke RP Elbow Out for the season
2/15/2017 Corey Littrell SP Suspension Suspended until Jun 1
4/13/2016 Marco Gonzales SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 18-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 5.35 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 44 strikeouts over his 38.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.86 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 147 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 295 base hits and 136 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 129 batters and struck out 332. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .239, good for 20th in the league. The Cubs hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 41 hits this season in 137 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .547 and an OPS+ of 151. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .219 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 137 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Cubs have 300 hits, including 60 doubles and 41 home runs. Chicago has walked 147 times so far this season and they have struck out 315 times as a unit. They have left 279 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 169 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 19-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.37, Adam Wainwright has a 2-3 record and a 1.87 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 35.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 53 hits. He allows 13.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 103 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 300 base knocks and 129 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 115 hitters and struck out 288 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 11th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .282. He has 36 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 137 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .416 with an OPS+ of 83. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .340 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 34 hits in 100 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .620. The Cardinals as a unit have 303 base hits, including 65 doubles and 36 homers. St. Louis has walked 127 times this year and they have struck out on 275 occasions. They have had 258 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 155 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +100
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