Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jimmy Nelson vs. Brett Anderson
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers and Brett Anderson for the Cubs.
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Milwaukee opens at +140 while Chicago opens at -150. The Brewers have a 6-7-0 over/under record and a 8-5-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 4-8-0 against the run line and have a 4-7-1 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 8-5-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 4-7-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 4-8-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
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 7-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.38 and a WHIP of 0.85. He has 13 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.96 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 43 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 104 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 52 batters and struck out 100. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .232, good for 21st in the league. The Brewers hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Travis Shaw is hitting .217 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 10 hits this season in 46 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 111. Jonathan Villar is hitting .160 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .236. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 50 at bats. His OPS+ is 65 while his slugging percentage is at .380. The Brewers have 101 hits, including 26 doubles and 22 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 134 times as a unit. They have left 75 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 59 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 6-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.84, Brett Anderson has a 1-0 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 10.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 8 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 41 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.14. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 83 base knocks and 38 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 45 hitters and struck out 111 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 14th in the league. The Cubs hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .351. He has 11 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 48 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .438 with an OPS+ of 117. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 11 hits in 45 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Cubs as a unit have 99 base hits, including 21 doubles and 9 homers. Chicago has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out on 108 occasions. They have had 99 men left on base and have an OPS of .696. They have scored 3.92 runs per game and totaled 47 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -150
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