Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins MLB Betting Tips 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Sandy Alcantara
The Chicago Cubs visit Marlins Park on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Cole Hamels for the Cubs and Sandy Alcantara for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -165 and Miami at +155. The Cubs have a 10-5-0 over/under record and a 6-9-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 7-10-0 against the run line and have a 9-7-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 10-5-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 6-9-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 9-7-1 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 7-10-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/16/19 LF Kyle Schwarber Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Miami Marlins
04/12/19 C Victor Caratini Hand 10-day IL (04/12)
04/10/19 P Jon Lester Hamstring 10-day IL (04/09)
04/06/19 P Mike Montgomery Back 10-day IL (04/05)
03/30/19 P Xavier Cedeno Wrist 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Addison Russell Suspension 29 game suspension - eligible to return May 1st
03/25/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
04/16/19 P Austin Brice Stomach 10-day IL (04/16)
04/01/19 LF Garrett Cooper Calf 10-day IL (03/31)
03/28/19 P Riley Ferrell Biceps 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 6-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.63 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 61 hitters and walked 39 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.19. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 135 base hits and 74 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 72 batters and struck out 132. They have walked 5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.61 and their FIP as a unit is 5.27.
As a team Chicago is hitting .269, good for 7th in the league. The Cubs hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .361, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Jason Heyward is hitting .349 with an on-base percentage of .455. He has 15 hits this season in 43 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .651 and an OPS+ of 180. Willson Contreras is hitting .341 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .471. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 41 at bats. His OPS+ is 225 while his slugging percentage is at .829. The Cubs have 142 hits, including 27 doubles and 24 home runs. Chicago has walked 69 times so far this season and they have struck out 137 times as a unit. They have left 120 men on base and have a team OPS of .818. They score 6.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 93 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 4-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.24, Sandy Alcantara has a 1-1 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 17 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.34 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 66 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 151 base knocks and 84 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 62 hitters and struck out 154 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 23rd in the league. The Marlins hold a .345 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Jorge Alfaro comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .366. He has 12 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 38 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .553 with an OPS+ of 148. Starlin Castro is hitting .221 this season and he has an OBP of .264. He has collected 15 hits in 68 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 61 and a slugging percentage of .324. The Marlins as a unit have 123 base hits, including 19 doubles and 17 homers. Miami has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out on 161 occasions. They have had 102 men left on base and have an OPS of .628. They have scored 2.82 runs per game and totaled 48 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -165
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