Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins MLB Point Spread Picks 4/15/2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Trevor Richards
The Chicago Cubs visit Marlins Park on Monday, April 15, 2019 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Yu Darvish for the Cubs and Trevor Richards for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -130 and Miami at +110. The Cubs have a 9-5-0 over/under record and a 5-9-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 7-8-0 against the run line and have a 8-6-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 9-5-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 5-9-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 8-6-1 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 7-8-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
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
04/01/19 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 5-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 7.50 and a WHIP of 1.92 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.00 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 56 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.43. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 129 base hits and 72 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 67 batters and struck out 119. They have walked 5.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.64 and their FIP as a unit is 5.39.
As a team Chicago is hitting .272, good for 4th in the league. The Cubs hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .359, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Jason Heyward is hitting .375 with an on-base percentage of .460. He has 15 hits this season in 40 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .700 and an OPS+ of 192. Willson Contreras is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .435. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 38 at bats. His OPS+ is 198 while his slugging percentage is at .763. The Cubs have 134 hits, including 24 doubles and 23 home runs. Chicago has walked 63 times so far this season and they have struck out 132 times as a unit. They have left 110 men on base and have a team OPS of .820. They score 6.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 86 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 4-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.00, Trevor Richards has a 0-1 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.84 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 58 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 131 base knocks and 74 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 51 hitters and struck out 136 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 21st in the league. The Marlins hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 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 .233 this season and he has an OBP of .258. He has collected 14 hits in 60 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 65 and a slugging percentage of .350. The Marlins as a unit have 112 base hits, including 19 doubles and 15 homers. Miami has walked 34 times this year and they have struck out on 130 occasions. They have had 86 men left on base and have an OPS of .653. They have scored 3 runs per game and totaled 45 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -130
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