Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Max Scherzer
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
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Chicago opens at +148 while Washington opens at -158. The Cubs have a 37-36-2 over/under record and a 28-47-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 37-38-0 against the run line and have a 39-33-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 37-36-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 28-47-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 39-33-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 37-38-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/26/17 SS Addison Russell Shoulder is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Washington Nationals
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 38-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 89 strikeouts over his 84.2 innings pitched and he's given up 84 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 288 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 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 598 base hits and 293 earned runs. They have allowed 94 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 251 batters and struck out 666. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 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 .421 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 .390. He has 71 hits this season in 272 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 135. Kris Bryant is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 259 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .517. The Cubs have 607 hits, including 127 doubles and 101 home runs. Chicago has walked 294 times so far this season and they have struck out 635 times as a unit. They have left 528 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 350 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 45-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.09, Max Scherzer has a 8-5 record and a 0.81 WHIP. He has 145 strikeouts over the 107.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 63 hits. He allows 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 220 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 194 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 640 base knocks and 310 earned runs this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 219 hitters and struck out 672 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .278, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .478 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .342 with an OBP of .393. He has 95 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 278 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .576 with an OPS+ of 147. Bryce Harper is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .420. He has collected 81 hits in 257 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 159 and a slugging percentage of .591. The Nationals as a unit have 737 base hits, including 150 doubles and 117 homers. Washington has walked 262 times this year and they have struck out on 582 occasions. They have had 532 men left on base and have an OPS of .821. They have scored 5.65 runs per game and totaled 424 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -158
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