Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Betting Tips 6/15/2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Walker Buehler
Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (46-23, 1st in NL West) play the Chicago Cubs (38-30, 2nd in NL Central) at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Dodgers open this matchup at -175 while the Cubs are priced at +165. The over/under has been set at 8.
The Cubs have been bad for Las Vegas oddsmakers oddsmakers, having gone 38-30-0 SU. The Dodgers are covering 66.7% of the time, going 46-23-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been a very good pick for wagerers as favorites, going 46-21-0 SU. Chicago covers 27.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 6-16-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been an inconsistent Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 36-31-1.
The Cubs are covering 42.4% of the time as the road team, having gone 14-19-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers are covering 78.8% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 26-7-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a hot and cold Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 33-33-3.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/14/2019 Steve Cishek RP Knee Probable for Jun 14
6/13/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/13/2019 Carl Edwards RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/12/2019 Tony Barnette RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
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
6/13/2019 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
6/2/2019 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 38-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.98 and a WHIP of 1.48 this season. He has 81 strikeouts over his 72.1 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 220 hitters and walked 113 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 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 3.92. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 568 base hits and 266 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 241 batters and struck out 591. They have walked 3.5 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 4.10.
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 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 67 hits this season in 239 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 142. Kris Bryant is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 237 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .536. The Cubs have 585 hits, including 112 doubles and 110 home runs. Chicago has walked 280 times so far this season and they have struck out 613 times as a unit. They have left 478 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 356 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 46-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.35, Walker Buehler has a 7-1 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 75.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 61 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 199 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.32. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 509 base knocks and 226 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 158 hitters and struck out 602 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 3rd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .465 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. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .358 with an OBP of .449. He has 86 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 240 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .704 with an OPS+ of 199. Max Muncy is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 63 hits in 227 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .542. The Dodgers as a unit have 613 base hits, including 119 doubles and 108 homers. Los Angeles has walked 272 times this year and they have struck out on 541 occasions. They have had 513 men left on base and have an OPS of .812. They have scored 5.25 runs per game and totaled 362 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -175
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