Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs 4/15/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Atlanta Braves visit Wrigley Field on Sunday, April 15, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Tyler Chatwood for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +160 and Chicago at -170. The Braves have a 4-6-3 over/under record and a 9-4-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 6-7-0 against the run line and have a 5-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 4-6-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 9-4-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 6-7-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/11/18 P Brandon McCarthy Shoulder left last start, is "?" for next start
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 C Tyler Flowers Oblique 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
03/26/18 3B Johan Camargo Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Luiz Gohara Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/09/18 1B Anthony Rizzo Back 10-day DL (04/06)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 8-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 7.07 and a WHIP of 1.79 this year. He has 12 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.34 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .179 against the bullpen and they've struck out 54 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.76. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 98 base hits and 37 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 123. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .261, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Dansby Swanson is hitting .340 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 17 hits this season in 50 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .560 and an OPS+ of 157. Nick Markakis is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Braves have 120 hits, including 33 doubles and 15 home runs. Atlanta has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 107 times as a unit. They have left 97 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 5.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 72 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 6-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.91, Tyler Chatwood has a 0-2 record and a 1.82 WHIP this year. He has 11 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.01 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .177 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 53 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 107 base knocks and 48 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 113 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .469. He has 17 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 51 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .588 with an OPS+ of 189. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 10 hits in 41 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .537. The Cubs as a unit have 112 base hits, including 29 doubles and 14 homers. Chicago has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out on 121 occasions. They have had 109 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 58 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Braves +160 and over 8 total runs
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