Sunday, May 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Severino vs. Jon Lester
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Severino for the Yankees and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
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New York opens at +125 while Chicago opens at -135. The Yankees have a 17-10-0 over/under record and a 19-8-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 10-19-0 against the run line and have a 18-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 17-10-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 19-8-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 18-10-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 10-19-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/06/17 C Austin Romine Groin "?" Saturday vs. Chicago Cubs
05/06/17 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Chicago Cubs
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (5/2)
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 18-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Severino has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 0.95. He has 36 strikeouts over his 32.2 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.42 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 93 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 207 base hits and 96 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 77 batters and struck out 246. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
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As a team New York is hitting .275, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .367 with an on-base percentage of .405. He has 40 hits this season in 109 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .541 and an OPS+ of 156. Chase Headley is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 96 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Yankees have 256 hits, including 40 doubles and 45 home runs. New York has walked 115 times so far this season and they have struck out 227 times as a unit. They have left 207 men on base and have a team OPS of .825. They score 5.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 16-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.67, Jon Lester has a 1-1 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 34.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 37 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.84 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 113 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 240 base knocks and 113 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 104 hitters and struck out 263 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Cubs hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .353. He has 27 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 115 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 110. Kris Bryant is hitting .322 this season and he has an OBP of .419. He has collected 37 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .583. The Cubs as a unit have 257 base hits, including 51 doubles and 35 homers. Chicago has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out on 251 occasions. They have had 227 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 144 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -135
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