Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Point Spread Picks 6/13/2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Clayton Kershaw
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (45-23, 1st in NL West) will take on the Chicago Cubs (37-29, 2nd in NL Central) on Thursday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -178 while the Cubs are coming in at +168. The total is set at 8.
The Cubs have been great for bettors, having gone 37-29-0 SU. The Dodgers cover 66.2% of the time, going 45-23-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been great for bettors as the favorite, going 45-21-0 SU. Chicago has gone 6-15-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 28.6% of the time.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been a dicey Under play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 35-30-1.
Chicago covers 41.9% of the time away from home, having gone 13-18-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers cover 78.1% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 25-7-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a dicey Over play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 32-33-3.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/10/2019 Tony Barnette RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 12
6/7/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/7/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
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 Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
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 37-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 3.56 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 65.2 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 215 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 550 base hits and 258 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 237 batters and struck out 570. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Chicago is hitting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Cubs hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 65 hits this season in 229 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .559 and an OPS+ of 146. Kris Bryant is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 233 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .528. The Cubs have 565 hits, including 109 doubles and 106 home runs. Chicago has walked 272 times so far this season and they have struck out 598 times as a unit. They have left 464 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 343 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 45-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Clayton Kershaw has a 5-1 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 66 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 59 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. 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: What Happens to My Bet if My Parlay Has a Canceled Game?
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 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .353 with an OBP of .446. He has 82 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 232 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .685 with an OPS+ of 194. Max Muncy is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 60 hits in 219 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .507. 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 Cubs +168
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