Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Jon Lester
The Colorado Rockies visit Wrigley Field on Thursday, June 8, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are German Marquez for the Rockies and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +185 and Chicago at -200. The Rockies have a 27-30-3 over/under record and a 35-25-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 21-36-0 against the run line and have a 31-24-2 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 27-30-3 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 35-25-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 31-24-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 21-36-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
06/07/17 LF Gerardo Parra Quad 10-day DL
06/03/17 P Tyler Anderson Knee 10-day DL (06/01)
04/13/17 P Jonathan Gray Foot 10-day DL (04/14)
03/16/17 P Chad Bettis Illness 60-day DL (03/26)
03/16/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 10-day DL (03/30)
03/16/17 C Tom Murphy Forearm 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/07/17 P Brett Anderson Back 10-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 37-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 44 strikeouts over his 45.2 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 172 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 200 hitters and walked 69 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 498 base hits and 248 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 197 batters and struck out 483. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
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As a team Colorado is hitting .268, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .331 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 81 hits this season in 245 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .608 and an OPS+ of 138. Nolan Arenado is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 65 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 229 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .559. The Rockies have 550 hits, including 107 doubles and 76 home runs. Colorado has walked 169 times so far this season and they have struck out 512 times as a unit. They have left 374 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 311 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 30-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.91, Jon Lester has a 3-3 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 71.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 70 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 224 batters and walked 89 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 464 base knocks and 227 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 203 hitters and struck out 522 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 27th in the league. The Cubs hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .367. He has 50 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 212 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 121. Kris Bryant is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 56 hits in 205 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .541. The Cubs as a unit have 456 base hits, including 91 doubles and 74 homers. Chicago has walked 226 times this year and they have struck out on 484 occasions. They have had 413 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 268 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +185
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