Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Tommy Milone vs. Kyle Hendricks
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Wrigley Field on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Tommy Milone for the Brewers and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +155 and Chicago at -180. The Brewers have a 7-7-0 over/under record and a 9-5-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 4-9-0 against the run line and have a 5-7-1 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 7-7-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 9-5-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 5-7-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 4-9-0 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
04/17/17 2B Tommy La Stella Personal out indefinitely
04/14/17 P Brett Anderson Groin probable for next scheduled start Tuesday vs Milwaukee Brewers
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 8-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tommy Milone has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 7.36 and a WHIP of 1.73. He has 7 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 14.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.73 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 49 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 113 base hits and 49 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 55 batters and struck out 111. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .236, good for 18th in the league. The Brewers hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Travis Shaw is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .273. He has 10 hits this season in 50 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .460 and an OPS+ of 96. Jonathan Villar is hitting .145 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .217. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 55 at bats. His OPS+ is 51 while his slugging percentage is at .345. The Brewers have 111 hits, including 29 doubles and 25 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 42 times so far this season and they have struck out 139 times as a unit. They have left 79 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 6-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.73, Kyle Hendricks has a 1-1 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 11 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 44 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.28. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 93 base knocks and 43 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 46 hitters and struck out 116 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .360 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 .212 with an OBP of .328. He has 11 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 102. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .240 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 12 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Cubs as a unit have 108 base hits, including 22 doubles and 9 homers. Chicago has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out on 119 occasions. They have had 106 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They have scored 3.85 runs per game and totaled 50 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers +155
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