Monday, June 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Eddie Butler vs. Gio Gonzalez
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals on Monday, June 26, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Eddie Butler for the Cubs and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
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Chicago opens at +135 while Washington opens at -145. The Cubs have a 37-35-2 over/under record and a 28-46-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 37-37-0 against the run line and have a 39-32-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 37-35-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 28-46-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 39-32-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 37-37-0 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 Washington Nationals Injuries
06/19/17 P Shawn Kelley Trapezius 10-day DL (06/17)
06/11/17 P Koda Glover Back 10-day DL (06/11)
06/06/17 LF Jayson Werth Foot 10-day DL (06/04)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
05/24/17 LF Chris Heisey Bicep 10-day DL (05/24)
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (04/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 38-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eddie Butler has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 25 strikeouts over his 38.2 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 286 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 593 base hits and 292 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 249 batters and struck out 658. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .240, good for 29th in the league. The Cubs hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 70 hits this season in 268 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 137. Kris Bryant is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 255 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Cubs have 599 hits, including 127 doubles and 101 home runs. Chicago has walked 287 times so far this season and they have struck out 628 times as a unit. They have left 517 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 348 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 45-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.96, Gio Gonzalez has a 7-1 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 94.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 79 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 192 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 628 base knocks and 304 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 217 hitters and struck out 663 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .279, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.9 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .343 with an OBP of .395. He has 94 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 274 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .580 with an OPS+ of 150. Bryce Harper is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .412. He has collected 78 hits in 254 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .583. The Nationals as a unit have 729 base hits, including 149 doubles and 116 homers. Washington has walked 260 times this year and they have struck out on 576 occasions. They have had 525 men left on base and have an OPS of .823. They have scored 5.7 runs per game and totaled 422 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -145
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