Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs MLB Picks & Predictions 4/21/2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Jose Quintana
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Wrigley Field on Sunday, April 21, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +101 and Chicago at -111. The Diamondbacks have a 11-7-2 over/under record and a 12-8-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 9-9-0 against the run line and have a 10-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 11-7-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 12-8-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 10-8-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 9-9-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/08/19 C Alex Avila Quad 10-day IL (04/08)
04/05/19 3B Jake Lamb Quad 10-day IL (04/04)
03/28/19 P T.J. McFarland Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Steven Souza Jr. ACL 10-day IL (03/26); is out for season
03/25/19 P Silvino Bracho Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taijuan Walker Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/12/19 C Victor Caratini Hand 10-day IL (04/12)
04/10/19 P Jon Lester Hamstring 10-day IL (04/09)
04/06/19 P Mike Montgomery Back 10-day IL (04/05)
03/30/19 P Xavier Cedeno Wrist 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Addison Russell Suspension 29 game suspension - eligible to return May 1st
03/25/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 10-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 26 strikeouts over his 21.1 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 67 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 173 base hits and 103 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 78 batters and struck out 187. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
As a team Arizona is hitting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 25 hits this season in 79 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .582 and an OPS+ of 147. David Peralta is hitting .361 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 83 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .554. The Diamondbacks have 191 hits, including 51 doubles and 29 home runs. Arizona has walked 58 times so far this season and they have struck out 185 times as a unit. They have left 143 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 104 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 9-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Jose Quintana has a 2-1 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 21 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He's allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.22 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 67 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 154 base knocks and 75 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 164 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 4th in the league. The Cubs hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .362, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Willson Contreras comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .469. He has 17 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 51 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .765 with an OPS+ of 212. Javier Baez is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 24 hits in 79 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .595. The Cubs as a unit have 167 base hits, including 33 doubles and 26 homers. Chicago has walked 84 times this year and they have struck out on 162 occasions. They have had 143 men left on base and have an OPS of .811. They have scored 6 runs per game and totaled 108 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +101
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