Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Betting Tips 6/14/2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Rich Hill
Max Muncy and the Los Angeles Dodgers (45-23, 1st in NL West) host the Chicago Cubs (38-29, 2nd in NL Central) at Dodger Stadium on Friday, June 14, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the Cubs priced at +140 and the Dodgers are at -150. The over/under is set at 8.
The Cubs have been an excellent choice for bettors, having gone 38-29-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 66.2% of the time, going 45-23-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been an excellent choice for bettors as favorites, going 45-21-0 SU. The Cubs cover 28.6% of the time as an underdog, having gone 6-15-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been a less than ideal Under play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 35-31-1.
Chicago covers 43.8% of the time as the visitor, having gone 14-18-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 78.1% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 25-7-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a less than ideal Over play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 32-33-3.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/12/2019 Tony Barnette RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/12/2019 Steve Cishek RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
6/7/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
6/7/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
6/12/2019 David Freese 1B Knee Probable for Jun 13
6/12/2019 Corey Seager SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
6/11/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/5/2019 Matt Beaty 1B Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
6/2/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
5/1/2019 A.J CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
2/6/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 38-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 74 strikeouts over his 84 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 218 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 557 base hits and 259 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 238 batters and struck out 582. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Chicago is hitting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 63 hits this season in 235 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 134. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 235 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .549. The Cubs have 577 hits, including 111 doubles and 108 home runs. Chicago has walked 277 times so far this season and they have struck out 605 times as a unit. They have left 472 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 353 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 45-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.40, Rich Hill has a 3-1 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 45 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 199 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.33. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 501 base knocks and 223 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 155 hitters and struck out 594 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 3rd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .374. He has 62 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 223 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 137. Cody Bellinger is hitting .352 this season and he has an OBP of .445. He has collected 83 hits in 236 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 192 and a slugging percentage of .678. The Dodgers as a unit have 602 base hits, including 118 doubles and 104 homers. Los Angeles has walked 269 times this year and they have struck out on 532 occasions. They have had 508 men left on base and have an OPS of .807. They have scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 355 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -150
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