Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon McCarthy vs. John Lackey
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Brandon McCarthy for the Dodgers and John Lackey for the Cubs.
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Los Angeles opens at +132 while Chicago opens at -142. The Dodgers have a 3-4-0 over/under record and a 3-4-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 3-4-0 against the run line and have a 3-3-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 3-4-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 3-3-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 3-4-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/11/17 3B Justin Turner Quad "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs
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 4-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 0.83. He has 4 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.65 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 5 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.97. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 55 base hits and 23 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 18 batters and struck out 72. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 3.35.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .254, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Corey Seager is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 9 hits this season in 30 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 150. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .448. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 23 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Dodgers have 66 hits, including 17 doubles and 9 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 35 times so far this season and they have struck out 63 times as a unit. They have left 55 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 42 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 5-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, John Lackey has a 1-0 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 6 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.82 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .150 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 26 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 6.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.81. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 46 base knocks and 20 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 25 hitters and struck out 73 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.22.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 10th in the league. The Cubs hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Kyle Schwarber comes into this matchup batting .222 with an OBP of .382. He has 6 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 139. Kris Bryant is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 8 hits in 30 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .367. The Cubs as a unit have 63 base hits, including 12 doubles and 5 homers. Chicago has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out on 65 occasions. They have had 62 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 33 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -142
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