Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs MLB Tips 6/26/2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Yu Darvish
Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs (43-35, 1st in NL Central) play the Atlanta Braves (46-33, 1st in NL East) at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The Braves open this matchup at +106 while the Cubs are priced at -116. The O/U opens at 10.
The Braves have been a great bet for MLB bettors, having gone 46-33-0 SU. The Cubs cover 55.1% of the time, going 43-35-0 straight up. The Cubs have been a great bet for MLB bettors as favorites, going 35-17-0 SU. Atlanta has went 10-14-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 41.7% of the time.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a strong Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 44-32-3.
The Braves cover 57.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 22-16-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 66.7% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 28-14-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a decent Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 40-36-2.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
6/24/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/23/2019 Mike Soroka SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/22/2019 Kevin Gausman SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
6/19/2019 Sean Newcomb RP Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/17/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/5/2019 Jacob Lindgren RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/24/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/24/2019 Carl Edwards RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/24/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/18/2019 Kyle Hendricks SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/7/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 46-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.60 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 14.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 273 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 316 hitters and walked 143 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 681 base hits and 338 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 297 batters and struck out 677. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .265, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 91 hits this season in 315 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .498 and an OPS+ of 121. Freddie Freeman is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .402. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 308 at bats. His OPS+ is 153 while his slugging percentage is at .601. The Braves have 729 hits, including 137 doubles and 122 home runs. Atlanta has walked 288 times so far this season and they have struck out 673 times as a unit. They have left 563 men on base and have a team OPS of .801. They score 5.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 430 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 43-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.75, Yu Darvish has a 2-3 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 97 strikeouts over the 85.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 69 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 255 batters and walked 128 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 645 base knocks and 301 earned runs this season. They have given up 92 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 272 hitters and struck out 675 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .394. He has 78 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 274 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 137. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 75 hits in 271 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .539. The Cubs as a unit have 664 base hits, including 126 doubles and 122 homers. Chicago has walked 303 times this year and they have struck out on 700 occasions. They have had 532 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They have scored 5.09 runs per game and totaled 397 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -116
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