Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Betting Tips 4/28/2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Luke Weaver
The Chicago Cubs visit Chase Field on Sunday, April 28, 2019 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Luke Weaver for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -114 and Arizona at +104. The Cubs have a 13-11-0 over/under record and a 13-11-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 18-9-0 against the run line and have a 14-11-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 13-11-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 13-11-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 14-11-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-9-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
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
04/08/19 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 12-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 3.21 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 28 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 89 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 198 base hits and 99 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 99 batters and struck out 218. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 12th in the league. The Cubs hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jason Heyward is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .447. He has 22 hits this season in 67 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .567 and an OPS+ of 163. Javier Baez is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 101 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .673. The Cubs have 207 hits, including 43 doubles and 33 home runs. Chicago has walked 103 times so far this season and they have struck out 209 times as a unit. They have left 179 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 128 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 16-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.33, Luke Weaver has a 2-1 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 86 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 221 base knocks and 114 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 242 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.50.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .476 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .378. He has 32 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 101 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .554 with an OPS+ of 136. David Peralta is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 37 hits in 111 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .550. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 265 base hits, including 69 doubles and 38 homers. Arizona has walked 78 times this year and they have struck out on 237 occasions. They have had 186 men left on base and have an OPS of .810. They have scored 5.52 runs per game and totaled 149 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +104
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