Monday, May 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ty Blach vs. John Lackey
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs on Monday, May 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ty Blach for the Giants and John Lackey for the Cubs.
San Francisco opens at +174 while Chicago opens at -184. The Giants have a 20-22-2 over/under record and a 19-25-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 15-26-0 against the run line and have a 26-14-1 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 20-22-2 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 19-25-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 26-14-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 15-26-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/15/17 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 10-day DL (5/13)
05/12/17 3B Conor Gillaspie Back 10-day DL (5/11)
04/26/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 60-day DL (4/15)
04/24/17 2B Aaron Hill Forearm 10-day DL (4/22)
04/21/17 P Madison Bumgarner Ribs 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 C Trevor Brown Ankle 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/07/17 P Brett Anderson Back 10-day DL (5/6)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 19-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ty Blach has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 11 strikeouts over his 34.2 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 126 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 400 base hits and 192 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 137 batters and struck out 363. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
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As a team San Francisco is hitting .232, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Buster Posey is hitting .362 with an on-base percentage of .441. He has 46 hits this season in 127 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .559 and an OPS+ of 166. Brandon Belt is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 153 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Giants have 351 hits, including 66 doubles and 33 home runs. San Francisco has walked 119 times so far this season and they have struck out 330 times as a unit. They have left 297 men on base and have a team OPS of .639. They score 3.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 21-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.37, John Lackey has a 4-3 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 49 strikeouts over the 47.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 51 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 168 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 354 base knocks and 164 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 152 hitters and struck out 382 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 24th in the league. The Cubs hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .394. He has 44 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .539 with an OPS+ of 146. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .224 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 35 hits in 156 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .397. The Cubs as a unit have 344 base hits, including 69 doubles and 48 homers. Chicago has walked 175 times this year and they have struck out on 361 occasions. They have had 318 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 200 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +174
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