Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs 5/8/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. Yu Darvish
The Miami Marlins visit Wrigley Field on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Jose Urena for the Marlins and Yu Darvish for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +216 and Chicago at -235. The Marlins have a 15-18-0 over/under record and a 16-17-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 15-16-0 against the run line and have a 12-18-1 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 15-18-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 16-17-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 12-18-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 15-16-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
04/30/18 P Tyler Cloyd Paternity List is out indefinitely (04/30)
04/22/18 P Odrisamer Despaigne Forearm 10-day DL (04/20)
04/21/18 2B Mason Davis Forearm 7-day DL (04/21)
04/20/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 10-day DL (04/17)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Elieser Hernandez Dental 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 10-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 13-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Urena has a 0-5 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 40 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 151 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 274 base hits and 151 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 300. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Miami is hitting .226, good for 29th in the league. The Marlins hold a .328 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Derek Dietrich is hitting .233 with an on-base percentage of .277. He has 30 hits this season in 129 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .341 and an OPS+ of 76. Starlin Castro is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .395. The Marlins have 255 hits, including 38 doubles and 24 home runs. Miami has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 299 times as a unit. They have left 232 men on base and have a team OPS of .626. They score 3.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 113 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 16-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, Yu Darvish has a 0-3 record and a 1.57 WHIP this year. He has 37 strikeouts over the 30 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 31 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 5.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 117 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 243 base knocks and 110 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 273 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .331. He has 34 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 119 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .639 with an OPS+ of 158. Kris Bryant is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 28 hits in 103 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Cubs as a unit have 268 base hits, including 56 doubles and 32 homers. Chicago has walked 99 times this year and they have struck out on 264 occasions. They have had 235 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 147 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Marlins +216 and over 9 total runs
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