Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros MLB Betting Tips 5/28/2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Corbin Martin
Minute Maid Park is the site where Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros (35-19, 1st in AL West) will take on the Chicago Cubs (30-21, 1st in NL Central) on Tuesday. The Cubs open this matchup at +125 while the Astros are priced at -135. The total is set at 9.
The Cubs have been a great pick for wagerers, having gone 30-21-0 SU. The Astros are covering 64.8% of the time, going 35-19-0 straight up. The Astros have been a great pick for wagerers as favorites, going 34-18-0 SU. Chicago has went 5-10-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 33.3% of the time.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been an excellent Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 29-22-0.
Chicago covers 52.2% of the time as a visitor, having gone 12-11-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston covers 74.1% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 20-7-0 SU.
The Astros have been a terrible Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 21-31-2.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
5/26/2019 Tony Barnette RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/26/2019 Kris Bryant 3B Upper Body Probable for May 27
5/25/2019 Pedro Strop RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/22/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/21/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least May 27
5/2/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 8
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Houston Astros Injuries
5/26/2019 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
5/26/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/25/2019 Jose Altuve 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 28
5/25/2019 George Springer RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
5/21/2019 Collin McHugh SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
5/15/2019 Joe Smith RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
3/28/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 30-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.68 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 47 strikeouts over his 47 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 178 hitters and walked 100 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 436 base hits and 197 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 200 batters and struck out 457. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Chicago is hitting .258, good for 6th in the league. The Cubs hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Willson Contreras is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .425. He has 48 hits this season in 150 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .613 and an OPS+ of 169. Kris Bryant is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .405. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 187 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .567. The Cubs have 452 hits, including 89 doubles and 82 home runs. Chicago has walked 221 times so far this season and they have struck out 458 times as a unit. They have left 378 men on base and have a team OPS of .807. They score 5.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 275 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 35-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.97, Corbin Martin has a 1-1 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 12.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He's allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.79 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 178 batters and walked 53 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.39. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 363 base knocks and 179 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 135 hitters and struck out 523 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .488 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .360. He has 56 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .547 with an OPS+ of 140. Alex Bregman is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 48 hits in 183 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .546. The Astros as a unit have 499 base hits, including 96 doubles and 91 homers. Houston has walked 201 times this year and they have struck out on 380 occasions. They have had 382 men left on base and have an OPS of .837. They have scored 5.17 runs per game and totaled 279 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs +125
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