Monday, April 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Jon Lester
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Wrigley Field on Monday, April 10, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Alex Wood for the Dodgers and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +170 and Chicago at -180. The Dodgers have a 2-4-0 over/under record and a 3-3-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-2-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 3-3-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 2-2-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 2-3-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/07/17 P Rich Hill Finger 10-day DL (4/6)
04/03/17 P Pedro Baez Wrist 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL
03/31/17 RF Andre Ethier Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/01/17 P Brian Duensing Back 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 3-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.50. He has 1 strikeout over his 2 innings pitched and he's given up no hits yet this season. He has a FIP of 3.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 0.98 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the bullpen and they've struck out 19 hitters and walked 2 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.6. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 40 base hits and 15 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 9 batters and struck out 51. They have walked 1.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.94 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .239, good for 15th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Corey Seager is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 6 hits this season in 22 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 115. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .375 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .524. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 16 at bats. His OPS+ is 172 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Dodgers have 45 hits, including 13 doubles and 8 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 27 times so far this season and they have struck out 45 times as a unit. They have left 38 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 30 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 3-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.80, Jon Lester has a 0-0 record and a 1.80 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 12.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 9 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .148 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.93. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 36 base knocks and 15 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 20 hitters and struck out 50 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.43.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Cubs hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Kyle Schwarber comes into this matchup batting .190 with an OBP of .320. He has 4 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 21 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 99. Kris Bryant is hitting .182 this season and he has an OBP of .280. He has collected 4 hits in 22 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 50 and a slugging percentage of .273. The Cubs as a unit have 46 base hits, including 9 doubles and 3 homers. Chicago has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out on 47 occasions. They have had 44 men left on base and have an OPS of .691. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 23 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -180
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