Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Diaz vs. Eddie Butler
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Miguel Diaz for the Padres and Eddie Butler for the Cubs.
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San Diego opens at +182 while Chicago opens at -195. The Padres have a 37-30-4 over/under record and a 35-36-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 25-44-0 against the run line and have a 36-31-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 37-30-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 35-36-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 36-31-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 25-44-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
06/20/17 C Austin Hedges Leg left last game, doubtful Tuesday vs. Chicago Cubs
06/06/17 P Jarred Cosart Side 10-day DL (06/06)
06/01/17 P Christian Friedrich Side 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 CF Manuel Margot Calf 10-day DL (05/25)
05/20/17 P Jered Weaver Hip 10-day DL (05/20)
05/17/17 P Trevor Cahill Shoulder 10-day DL (05/14)
05/08/17 C Hector Sanchez Foot 10-day DL (05/06)
04/25/17 CF Travis Jankowski Foot 10-day DL (04/23)
04/08/17 LF Alex Dickerson Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/17 P Buddy Baumann Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
03/31/17 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/19/17 RF Jason Heyward Hand "?" Tuesday vs. San Diego Padres
06/16/17 2B Ben Zobrist Wrist 10-day DL (06/13)
06/09/17 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (05/07)
06/08/17 P Kyle Hendricks Hand 10-day DL (06/05)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 28-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miguel Diaz has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 7.36 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 24 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 269 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 621 base hits and 336 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 242 batters and struck out 592. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
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As a team San Diego is hitting .228, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 68 hits this season in 254 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .425 and an OPS+ of 105. Wil Myers is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 268 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .481. The Padres have 535 hits, including 88 doubles and 90 home runs. San Diego has walked 204 times so far this season and they have struck out 661 times as a unit. They have left 452 men on base and have a team OPS of .683. They score 3.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 258 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 35-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.41, Eddie Butler has a 3-2 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 34.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 29 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 268 batters and walked 102 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 4.12. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 566 base knocks and 284 earned runs this season. They have given up 89 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 237 hitters and struck out 621 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 29th in the league. The Cubs hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .397. He has 68 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 254 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 140. Kris Bryant is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 62 hits in 239 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Cubs as a unit have 555 base hits, including 115 doubles and 95 homers. Chicago has walked 272 times this year and they have struck out on 589 occasions. They have had 489 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 326 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -195
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