Saturday, May 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery vs. Brett Anderson
The New York Yankees visit Wrigley Field on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Jordan Montgomery for the Yankees and Brett Anderson for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at +120 and Chicago at -130. The Yankees have a 17-9-0 over/under record and a 18-8-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 10-18-0 against the run line and have a 18-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 17-9-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 18-8-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 18-9-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 10-18-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/03/17 C Austin Romine Groin "?" Friday vs. Chicago Cubs
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (5/2)
05/03/17 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Elbow "?" Friday vs. Chicago Cubs
04/09/17 C Gary Sanchez Bicep 10-day DL (4/09)
04/02/17 1B Tyler Austin Ankle 60-day DL (4/02)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/17/17 2B Tommy La Stella Personal out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 17-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.48. He has 23 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.52 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen and they've struck out 89 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 203 base hits and 94 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 75 batters and struck out 236. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
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As a team New York is hitting .273, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .362 with an on-base percentage of .402. He has 38 hits this season in 105 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .543 and an OPS+ of 156. Chase Headley is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .402. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 92 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Yankees have 245 hits, including 38 doubles and 44 home runs. New York has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 217 times as a unit. They have left 198 men on base and have a team OPS of .824. They score 5.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 148 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 16-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.23, Brett Anderson has a 2-1 record and a 1.85 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 28 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.67 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 108 batters and walked 45 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 229 base knocks and 110 earned runs this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 101 hitters and struck out 253 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Cubs hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .234 with an OBP of .356. He has 26 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 111 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 113. Kris Bryant is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .417. He has collected 36 hits in 112 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 160 and a slugging percentage of .563. The Cubs as a unit have 253 base hits, including 51 doubles and 33 homers. Chicago has walked 114 times this year and they have struck out on 241 occasions. They have had 221 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 142 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -130
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