Monday, April 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. John Lackey
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Wrigley Field on Monday, April 17, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Chase Anderson for the Brewers and John Lackey for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +185 and Chicago at -200. The Brewers have a 6-6-0 over/under record and a 7-5-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 4-7-0 against the run line and have a 4-6-1 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 7-5-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 4-6-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 4-7-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
04/16/17 2B Jonathan Villar Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Cincinnati Reds
04/16/17 CF Keon Broxton Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Cincinnati Reds
04/03/17 P Junior Guerra Calf 10-day DL
03/31/17 P Matt Garza Groin 10-day DL (3/31)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/14/17 P Brett Anderson Groin probable for next scheduled start Tuesday vs Milwaukee Brewers
04/14/17 P Carl Edwards Personal out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 6-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.69 and a WHIP of 0.77. He has 11 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He allows 4.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 99 base hits and 45 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 49 batters and struck out 94. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .238, good for 14th in the league. The Brewers hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Travis Shaw is hitting .214 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 9 hits this season in 42 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .452 and an OPS+ of 99. Jonathan Villar is hitting .163 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .241. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 49 at bats. His OPS+ is 66 while his slugging percentage is at .388. The Brewers have 96 hits, including 25 doubles and 19 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 37 times so far this season and they have struck out 124 times as a unit. They have left 68 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 55 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 6-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, John Lackey has a 1-1 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 10 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 40 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.97. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 77 base knocks and 33 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 39 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.49.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .377. He has 11 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 44 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .477 with an OPS+ of 131. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .214 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 9 hits in 42 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Cubs as a unit have 92 base hits, including 19 doubles and 9 homers. Chicago has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out on 101 occasions. They have had 91 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 46 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -200
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