Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Betting Tips 4/26/2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Robbie Ray
The Chicago Cubs visit Chase Field on Friday, April 26, 2019 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +100 and Arizona at -110. The Cubs have a 12-10-0 over/under record and a 12-10-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 16-9-0 against the run line and have a 13-10-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 12-10-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 12-10-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 13-10-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 16-9-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/25/19 P Jon Lester Hamstring 10-day IL (04/09); expected to start Thursday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
04/12/19 C Victor Caratini Hand 10-day IL (04/12)
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)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/24/19 CF Adam Jones Hand is questionable Thursday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 12-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.67 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 81 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 183 base hits and 89 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 90 batters and struck out 202. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team Chicago is hitting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Cubs hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jason Heyward is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .450. He has 21 hits this season in 63 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .587 and an OPS+ of 167. Javier Baez is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 93 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .656. The Cubs have 192 hits, including 41 doubles and 30 home runs. Chicago has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 187 times as a unit. They have left 164 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 124 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 14-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Robbie Ray has a 0-1 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 27.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He's allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 81 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 208 base knocks and 111 earned runs this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 92 hitters and struck out 223 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .368. He has 29 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 96 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 130. David Peralta is hitting .330 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 35 hits in 106 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .547. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 245 base hits, including 61 doubles and 38 homers. Arizona has walked 71 times this year and they have struck out on 222 occasions. They have had 172 men left on base and have an OPS of .807. They have scored 5.44 runs per game and totaled 136 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -110
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