Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves MLB Betting Tips 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Julio Teheran
The Chicago Cubs visit SunTrust Park on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -112 and Atlanta at +102. The Cubs have a 3-1-0 over/under record and a 1-3-0 run line mark. The Braves are 1-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 1-3-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 1-3-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
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 Atlanta Braves Injuries
03/28/19 P A.J. Minter Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Kevin Gausman Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Darren O'Day Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Mike Foltynewicz Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 1-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.63 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .295 against the bullpen and they've struck out 21 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 8.17. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 28 base hits and 23 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 20 batters and struck out 27. They have walked 7.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.90 and their FIP as a unit is 6.15.
As a team Chicago is hitting .342, good for 1st in the league. The Cubs hold a .570 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .433, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 13.0 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .389 with an on-base percentage of .421. He has 7 hits this season in 18 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .722 and an OPS+ of 188. Kris Bryant is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .450. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 16 at bats. His OPS+ is 174 while his slugging percentage is at .625. The Cubs have 39 hits, including 8 doubles and 6 home runs. Chicago has walked 18 times so far this season and they have struck out 21 times as a unit. They have left 26 men on base and have a team OPS of 1.003. They score 9.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 28 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 1-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Julio Teheran has a 0-1 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.16 and they have given up 13 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 14 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 8.63. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 21 base knocks and 23 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 20 hitters and struck out 26 batters. They give up a walk 7.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.71 while their FIP as a staff is 7.99.
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 20th in the league. The Braves hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .500 with an OBP of .611. He has 7 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 14 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .714 with an OPS+ of 242. Dansby Swanson is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 3 hits in 12 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .583. The Braves as a unit have 21 base hits, including 3 doubles and 3 homers. Atlanta has walked 16 times this year and they have struck out on 26 occasions. They have had 20 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 3.67 runs per game and totaled 11 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -112
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