Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves MLB Tips 4/1/2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Sean Newcomb
The Chicago Cubs visit SunTrust Park on Monday, April 1, 2019 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -113 and Atlanta at +103. The Cubs have a 2-0-0 over/under record and a 1-1-0 run line mark. The Braves are 0-2-0 against the run line and have a 2-0-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 1-1-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 0-2-0 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 1-1 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.56 and they have given up 11 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .324 against the bullpen and they've struck out 13 hitters and walked 5 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 6.35. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 17 base hits and 12 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 14 batters and struck out 20. They have walked 7.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.82 and their FIP as a unit is 5.10.
As a team Chicago is hitting .310, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .563 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .432, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 11.0 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .444 with an on-base percentage of .500. He has 4 hits this season in 9 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of 1.111 and an OPS+ of 271. Kris Bryant is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .500. He has totaled 2 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 7 at bats. His OPS+ is 219 while his slugging percentage is at .857. The Cubs have 22 hits, including 6 doubles and 4 home runs. Chicago has walked 15 times so far this season and they have struck out 12 times as a unit. They have left 16 men on base and have a team OPS of .995. They score 9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 18 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 0-2 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 12.91 and they have given up 7 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 8 batters and walked 5 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 10.13. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 16 base knocks and 18 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 11 hitters and struck out 18 batters. They give up a walk 6.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.69 while their FIP as a staff is 7.73.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .625 with an OBP of .667. He has 5 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 8 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .875 with an OPS+ of 281. Dansby Swanson is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .500. He has collected 2 hits in 6 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 258 and a slugging percentage of 1.000. The Braves as a unit have 17 base hits, including 3 doubles and 3 homers. Atlanta has walked 10 times this year and they have struck out on 18 occasions. They have had 12 men left on base and have an OPS of .825. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 10 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +103
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