Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. John Lackey
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Urena for the Marlins and John Lackey for the Cubs.
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Miami opens at +176 while Chicago opens at -187. The Marlins have a 32-21-3 over/under record and a 25-31-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 20-36-0 against the run line and have a 30-24-2 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 32-21-3 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 25-31-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 30-24-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 20-36-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
06/06/17 1B Justin Bour Ankle injured last game, doubtful Tuesday vs. Chicago Cubs
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
06/05/17 P Wade Davis Paternity List out indefinitely
05/07/17 P Brett Anderson Back 10-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 24-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Urena has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 28 strikeouts over his 47.1 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 197 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 445 base hits and 245 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 229 batters and struck out 445. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
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As a team Miami is hitting .265, good for 7th in the league. The Marlins hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .329 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 71 hits this season in 216 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .569 and an OPS+ of 158. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 211 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .569. The Marlins have 513 hits, including 81 doubles and 67 home runs. Miami has walked 157 times so far this season and they have struck out 436 times as a unit. They have left 392 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 249 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 29-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.90, John Lackey has a 4-5 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 66 strikeouts over the 64.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 68 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 150 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 220 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 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 461 base knocks and 225 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 199 hitters and struck out 513 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 28th in the league. The Cubs hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .232 with an OBP of .367. He has 48 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 207 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .449 with an OPS+ of 117. Kris Bryant is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 54 hits in 202 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Cubs as a unit have 445 base hits, including 86 doubles and 73 homers. Chicago has walked 220 times this year and they have struck out on 477 occasions. They have had 405 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 258 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -187
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