Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Locke vs. Jake Arrieta
The Miami Marlins visit Wrigley Field on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Jeff Locke for the Marlins and Jake Arrieta for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +212 and Chicago at -230. The Marlins have a 32-20-3 over/under record and a 25-30-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 19-36-0 against the run line and have a 30-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 32-20-3 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 25-30-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 30-23-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 19-36-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
06/05/17 P Edinson Volquez Ankle "?" for next scheduled start Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
06/01/17 P Justin Nicolino Finger 10-day DL (05/31)
05/19/17 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 10-day DL (05/17)
05/17/17 P Junichi Tazawa Ribs 10-day DL (05/16)
05/11/17 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Oblique 10-day DL (05/10)
05/09/17 SS Miguel Rojas Thumb 60-day DL (05/09)
05/08/17 3B Martin Prado Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
05/06/17 P Wei-Yin Chen Arm 10-day DL (05/02)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/07/17 P Brett Anderson Back 10-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 24-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Locke has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.59 and a WHIP of 0.53. He has 7 strikeouts over his 5.2 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He allows 4.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 197 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 439 base hits and 242 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 229 batters and struck out 440. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
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As a team Miami is hitting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Marlins hold a .421 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. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .325 with an on-base percentage of .390. He has 69 hits this season in 212 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .566 and an OPS+ of 156. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 207 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .570. The Marlins have 507 hits, including 78 doubles and 67 home runs. Miami has walked 156 times so far this season and they have struck out 429 times as a unit. They have left 388 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 248 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 28-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Jake Arrieta has a 5-4 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 62.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 67 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 217 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 455 base knocks and 224 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 198 hitters and struck out 506 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 27th in the league. The Cubs hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .372. He has 48 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 203 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 121. Kris Bryant is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 53 hits in 198 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Cubs as a unit have 439 base hits, including 85 doubles and 71 homers. Chicago has walked 220 times this year and they have struck out on 472 occasions. They have had 402 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 255 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +212
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