Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Betting Tips 6/16/2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
Max Muncy and the Los Angeles Dodgers (47-23, 1st in NL West) host the Chicago Cubs (38-31, 2nd in NL Central) at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The Cubs open this contest at +175 while the Dodgers are priced at -186. The O/U opens at 8.
The Cubs have been bad for oddsmakers, having gone 38-31-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 67.1% of the time, going 47-23-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been bad for oddsmakers as a favorite, going 47-21-0 SU. The Cubs cover 26.1% of the time as the underdog, having gone 6-17-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been a good Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 37-31-1.
Chicago covers 41.2% of the time away from home, having gone 14-20-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 79.4% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 27-7-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a good Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 34-33-3.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/13/2019 Carl Edwards RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/13/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
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 38-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 69 strikeouts over his 78.2 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 225 hitters and walked 117 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 3.94. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 575 base hits and 271 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 247 batters and struck out 597. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
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 .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .397. He has 67 hits this season in 241 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .552 and an OPS+ of 143. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 243 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Cubs have 593 hits, including 114 doubles and 112 home runs. Chicago has walked 280 times so far this season and they have struck out 623 times as a unit. They have left 484 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 359 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 47-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.36, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 9-1 record and a 0.80 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 86 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 64 hits. He's allowing 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 202 batters and walked 73 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 3.32. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 517 base knocks and 229 earned runs this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 158 hitters and struck out 612 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 3.80.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 4th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .466 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 64 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 230 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .543 with an OPS+ of 139. Cody Bellinger is hitting .360 this season and he has an OBP of .453. He has collected 87 hits in 242 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 199 and a slugging percentage of .702. The Dodgers as a unit have 620 base hits, including 121 doubles and 110 homers. Los Angeles has walked 278 times this year and they have struck out on 547 occasions. They have had 521 men left on base and have an OPS of .812. They have scored 5.24 runs per game and totaled 367 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -186
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