Thursday, June 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Joe Ross
The Chicago Cubs visit Nationals Park on Thursday, June 29, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Joe Ross for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -121 and Washington at +111. The Cubs have a 37-38-2 over/under record and a 29-48-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 38-39-0 against the run line and have a 39-35-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 37-38-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 29-48-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 39-35-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 38-39-0 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 39-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 97 strikeouts over his 96.1 innings pitched and he's given up 90 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 297 hitters and walked 108 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 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 3.98. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 620 base hits and 305 earned runs. They have allowed 94 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 259 batters and struck out 680. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .239, good for 29th in the league. The Cubs hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 72 hits this season in 279 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .498 and an OPS+ of 133. Kris Bryant is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 266 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .515. The Cubs have 618 hits, including 130 doubles and 102 home runs. Chicago has walked 301 times so far this season and they have struck out 653 times as a unit. They have left 540 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 356 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 46-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Joe Ross has a 4-3 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 56.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 72 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 227 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 198 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 651 base knocks and 316 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 226 hitters and struck out 690 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 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .278, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, 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 .340 with an OBP of .393. He has 97 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 285 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .572 with an OPS+ of 147. Bryce Harper is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .419. He has collected 84 hits in 266 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .583. The Nationals as a unit have 758 base hits, including 155 doubles and 117 homers. Washington has walked 270 times this year and they have struck out on 596 occasions. They have had 550 men left on base and have an OPS of .818. They have scored 5.64 runs per game and totaled 434 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Nationals +111 and over 3 total runs
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