Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves MLB Tips 4/4/2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Max Fried
The Chicago Cubs visit SunTrust Park on Thursday, April 4, 2019 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Yu Darvish for the Cubs and Max Fried for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +100 and Atlanta at -110. 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 Yu Darvish has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 10.13 and a WHIP of 3.38 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 2.2 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 12.66. 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 10.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 6.75. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 40 base hits and 25 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 27 batters and struck out 36. They have walked 7.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 2.01 and their FIP as a unit is 6.69.
As a team Chicago is hitting .327, good for 1st in the league. The Cubs hold a .524 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .415, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 12.0 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .450. He has 5 hits this season in 16 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .625 and an OPS+ of 174. Javier Baez is hitting .389 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .421. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 18 at bats. His OPS+ is 188 while his slugging percentage is at .722. The Cubs have 48 hits, including 11 doubles and 6 home runs. Chicago has walked 22 times so far this season and they have struck out 26 times as a unit. They have left 36 men on base and have a team OPS of .939. They score 7 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 0.00, Max Fried has a 0-0 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 0 strikeouts over the 1.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 0 hits. He's allowing 0 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.51. 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 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 6.27. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 30 base knocks and 23 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 24 hitters and struck out 31 batters. They give up a walk 6.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.64 while their FIP as a staff is 6.54.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .368, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Dansby Swanson comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .400. He has 3 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 12 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .583 with an OPS+ of 149. Freddie Freeman is hitting .500 this season and he has an OBP of .611. He has collected 7 hits in 14 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 241 and a slugging percentage of .714. The Braves as a unit have 33 base hits, including 6 doubles and 5 homers. Atlanta has walked 23 times this year and they have struck out on 35 occasions. They have had 31 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 19 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -110
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