Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros MLB Betting Tips 5/29/2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Wade Miley
Minute Maid Park is the site where Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros (36-19, 1st in AL West) will take on the Chicago Cubs (30-22, 1st in NL Central) on Wednesday. The Cubs open this game at +128 while the Astros are priced at -138. The total is set at 9.
The Cubs have been lousy for oddsmakers, having gone 30-22-0 SU. The Astros cover 65.5% of the time, going 36-19-0 straight up. The Astros have been lousy for oddsmakers as favorites, going 35-18-0 SU. Chicago is covering 31.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 5-11-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been an excellent Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 30-22-0.
The Cubs cover 50.0% of the time on the road, having gone 12-12-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros cover 75.0% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 21-7-0 SU.
The Astros have been a very good Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 22-31-2.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
5/27/2019 Kris Bryant 3B Upper Body Expected to be out until at least May 29
5/27/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/27/2019 Mike Montgomery RP Finger Probable for May 28
5/27/2019 Jason Heyward RF Upper Body Probable for May 28
5/26/2019 Tony Barnette RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
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
5/2/2019 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
5/28/2019 Jose Altuve 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 29
5/27/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/26/2019 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
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 30-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 62 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 184 hitters and walked 100 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 446 base hits and 203 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 204 batters and struck out 463. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team Chicago is hitting .258, good for 8th in the league. The Cubs hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 53 hits this season in 182 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .604 and an OPS+ of 161. Javier Baez is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 65 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 210 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .586. The Cubs have 460 hits, including 89 doubles and 85 home runs. Chicago has walked 223 times so far this season and they have struck out 475 times as a unit. They have left 384 men on base and have a team OPS of .805. They score 5.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 280 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 36-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.32, Wade Miley has a 5-2 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 62.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 57 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.84 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 183 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 371 base knocks and 183 earned runs this season. They have given up 67 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 137 hitters and struck out 540 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.63.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .391. He has 50 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 188 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .543 with an OPS+ of 148. Carlos Correa is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 56 hits in 190 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .547. The Astros as a unit have 509 base hits, including 99 doubles and 91 homers. Houston has walked 205 times this year and they have struck out on 386 occasions. They have had 390 men left on base and have an OPS of .837. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 285 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs +128
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