Saturday, April 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Tommy Milone
The Chicago Cubs travel to Miller Park on Saturday, April 8, 2017 to matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Tommy Milone for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -189 and Milwaukee at +178. The Cubs have a 1-1-1 over/under record and a 1-2-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 2-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 1-1-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 1-2-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 2-2-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/01/17 P Brian Duensing Back 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
04/03/17 P Junior Guerra Calf 10-day DL
04/01/17 C Andrew Susac Trapezius 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Matt Garza Groin 10-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 2-1 record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks had a 16-8 record with an earned run average of 2.13 and a WHIP of 0.98. He had 170 strikeouts over his 190 innings pitched and he gave up 142 hits last season. He allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.50 and they gave up 365 base hits on the year. Teams hit .208 against the bullpen while being struck out 519 times and walking 199 times last season. As a team, Chicago allowed 6.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.88 batters per nine innings. They were 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.13. The Cubs pitchers collectively gave up 1,125 base hits and 511 earned runs. They allowed 163 home runs last season and they allowed 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff walked 495 batters and struck out 1,441. They walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit was 3.77.
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As a team Chicago batted .256, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. The Cubs held a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343 which was good for 2nd in baseball. They ranked 18th in baseball with 8.7 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .292 with an on-base percentage of .385. He had 170 hits last season along with 94 runs scored and 109 runs batted in. He struck out 108 times and walked 74 times. Kris Bryant hit .292 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .385. He totaled 176 hits while scoring 121 runs and he drove in 102. He walked 75 times and struck out on 154 occasions. The Cubs had 1,409 hits, including 293 doubles and 199 home runs. They stole 66 bases and were thrown out stealing 34 times. Chicago walked 656 times last season and they struck out 1,339 times as a unit. They left 1,217 men on base and had a team OPS of .772. They scored 4.99 runs per contest and scored a total of 808 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 1-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.71, Tommy Milone had a 3-5 record and a 1.53 WHIP last season. He had 49 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he pitched during which he gave up 84 hits. He allowed 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 5.54. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.61 and they gave up 528 base hits on the year. Teams hit .249 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 493 times and walking 210 times last season. As a team, Milwaukee allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 batters per nine innings. They were 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Brewers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,450 base knocks and 650 earned runs last season. They gave up 178 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff walked 532 hitters and struck out 1,175. They gave up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.38 while their FIP as a staff was 4.37.
As a team, they batted .244, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .245 average at home. The Brewers held a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which was good for 12th in baseball. They ranked 29th in baseball with 8.02 hits per contest. Jonathan Villar comes into this matchup after batting .285 with an OBP of .369. He had 168 hits last year along with 92 runs scored and 63 RBI. He struck out 174 times and walked on 79 occasions. Ryan Braun hit .305 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .365. He collected 156 hits while scoring 80 runs and driving in 91. He earned a walk 46 times and punched out 98 times. The Brewers as a unit had 1,299 base hits, including 249 doubles and 194 homers. They had 181 stolen bases and were thrown out 56 times. Milwaukee as a team walked 599 times last year and they struck out 1,543 times. They had 1,071 men left on base and had an OPS of .729. They scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 671 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -189
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