Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Tips 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Brandon Woodruff
The Chicago Cubs visit Miller Park on Friday, April 5, 2019 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Brandon Woodruff for the Brewers.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +117 and Milwaukee at -127. The Cubs have a 4-1-0 over/under record and a 1-4-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 3-4-0 against the run line and have a 2-4-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 1-4-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 2-4-1 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 3-4-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
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 Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
03/27/19 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 P Bobby Wahl ACL is out for season
03/25/19 P Brent Suter Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Corey Knebel Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 P Jeremy Jeffress Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 1-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 2.25 this season. He has 8 strikeouts over his 4 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 8.83 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .290 against the bullpen and they've struck out 22 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 10.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 6.75. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 48 base hits and 31 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 35 batters and struck out 44. They have walked 7.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 2.01 and their FIP as a unit is 6.80.
As a team Chicago is hitting .330, good for 1st in the league. The Cubs hold a .505 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .420, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 12.0 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 7 hits this season in 23 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 131. Kris Bryant is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 21 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .476. The Cubs have 60 hits, including 11 doubles and 7 home runs. Chicago has walked 28 times so far this season and they have struck out 39 times as a unit. They have left 46 men on base and have a team OPS of .925. They score 6.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 32 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 6-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Brandon Woodruff has a 1-0 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.73 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 27 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 11 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 48 base knocks and 25 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 22 hitters and struck out 77 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 18th in the league. The Brewers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .217 with an OBP of .333. He has 5 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 128. Christian Yelich is hitting .375 this season and he has an OBP of .531. He has collected 9 hits in 24 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 287 and a slugging percentage of 1.000. The Brewers as a unit have 52 base hits, including 10 doubles and 10 homers. Milwaukee has walked 32 times this year and they have struck out on 61 occasions. They have had 50 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 28 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers -127
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