Friday, June 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Kyle Hendricks
The Colorado Rockies visit Wrigley Field on Friday, June 9, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are German Marquez for the Rockies and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +165 and Chicago at -175. The Rockies have a 27-31-3 over/under record and a 36-25-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 21-37-0 against the run line and have a 32-24-2 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 27-31-3 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 36-25-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 32-24-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 21-37-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
06/07/17 LF Gerardo Parra Quad 10-day DL (06/07)
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 38-23 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 3.89 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 201 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 505 base hits and 249 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 198 batters and struck out 489. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
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As a team Colorado is hitting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 83 hits this season in 249 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .610 and an OPS+ of 140. Nolan Arenado is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 234 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .573. The Rockies have 561 hits, including 110 doubles and 76 home runs. Colorado has walked 178 times so far this season and they have struck out 519 times as a unit. They have left 385 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 5.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 319 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 30-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.09, Kyle Hendricks has a 4-3 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 61.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 53 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 229 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 473 base knocks and 233 earned runs this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 204 hitters and struck out 533 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 28th in the league. The Cubs hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .242 with an OBP of .375. He has 52 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 215 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 124. Kris Bryant is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 56 hits in 209 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .531. The Cubs as a unit have 464 base hits, including 94 doubles and 76 homers. Chicago has walked 231 times this year and they have struck out on 493 occasions. They have had 422 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 273 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +165
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