Monday, May 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Brett Anderson
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs on Monday, May 1, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Brett Anderson for the Cubs.
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Philadelphia opens at +165 while Chicago opens at -175. The Phillies have a 12-10-0 over/under record and a 14-8-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 9-14-0 against the run line and have a 14-8-1 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 12-10-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 14-8-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 14-8-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 9-14-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
04/24/17 P Aaron Nola Back 10-day DL (4/21)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (4/22)
04/19/17 LF Howie Kendrick Abdominal 7-day DL (4/16)
04/19/17 P Pat Neshek Personal out indefinitely
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/17/17 2B Tommy La Stella Personal out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 11-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 6.33 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 22 strikeouts over his 21.1 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 72 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 184 base hits and 92 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 164. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Phillies hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 21 hits this season in 82 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .378 and an OPS+ of 92. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 92 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Phillies have 191 hits, including 40 doubles and 24 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 65 times so far this season and they have struck out 191 times as a unit. They have left 138 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 103 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 13-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.54, Brett Anderson has a 2-0 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 20.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 21 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.71 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 86 batters and walked 34 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 184 base knocks and 86 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 80 hitters and struck out 206 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 7th in the league. The Cubs hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .382. He has 25 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 93 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 139. Kris Bryant is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 27 hits in 93 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .495. The Cubs as a unit have 211 base hits, including 44 doubles and 27 homers. Chicago has walked 92 times this year and they have struck out on 212 occasions. They have had 182 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 120 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -175
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