Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds MLB Tips 5/15/2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Sonny Gray
The Chicago Cubs visit Great American Ball Park on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Yu Darvish for the Cubs and Sonny Gray for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -115 and Cincinnati at +105. The Cubs have a 20-18-0 over/under record and a 20-18-0 run line mark. The Reds are 23-18-0 against the run line and have a 14-26-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 20-18-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 20-18-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 14-26-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 23-18-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/13/19 1B Anthony Rizzo Back is questionable Tuesday vs Cincinnati Reds
05/11/19 P Allen Webster Arm 10-day IL (05/11)
05/08/19 2B Ben Zobrist Personal is out indefinitely
05/08/19 P Pedro Strop Hamstring 10-day IL (05/07)
05/02/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow 60-day IL (05/02)
04/12/19 C Victor Caratini Hand 10-day IL (04/12)
03/25/19 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
03/30/19 3B Alex Blandino Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Alex Wood Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Scooter Gennett Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 24-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.72 this season. He has 44 strikeouts over his 36.2 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 145 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 294 base hits and 133 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 352. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Chicago is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Cubs hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Willson Contreras is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .417. He has 35 hits this season in 115 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .617 and an OPS+ of 169. Javier Baez is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 161 at bats. His OPS+ is 154 while his slugging percentage is at .627. The Cubs have 330 hits, including 71 doubles and 58 home runs. Chicago has walked 173 times so far this season and they have struck out 339 times as a unit. They have left 281 men on base and have a team OPS of .799. They score 5.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 206 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 18-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.15, Sonny Gray has a 0-4 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 39 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 31 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 150 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.36. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 308 base knocks and 136 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 137 hitters and struck out 393 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.40.
As a team, they are batting .216, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .326. He has 36 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 125 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 91. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 38 hits in 147 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .565. The Reds as a unit have 294 base hits, including 52 doubles and 59 homers. Cincinnati has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 362 occasions. They have had 242 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They have scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 171 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +105
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