Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Betting Tips 8/13/2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Jason Vargas
Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies (60-57, 4th in NL East) play the Chicago Cubs (63-54, 1st in NL Central) at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
The Cubs have been good for MLB wagerers, having gone 63-54-0 SU. Philadelphia is covering 51.3% of the time, going 60-57-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been a less than ideal Over option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 55-58-4.
Chicago is covering 38.6% of the time as the visitor, having gone 22-35-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia is covering 56.7% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 34-26-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a less than ideal Over option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 54-60-3.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
8/11/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/11/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/10/2019 Craig Kimbrel RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/10/2019 Steve Cishek RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/9/2019 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/8/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/6/2019 Brandon Kintzler RP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/5/2019 Willson Contreras C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/11/2019 Edubray Ramos RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/11/2019 Jerad Eickhoff SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/9/2019 Jay Bruce LF Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/2/2019 Adam Morgan RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/31/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/30/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/30/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/23/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Forearm Out for the season
7/12/2019 Pat Neshek RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
6/24/2019 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 63-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 4.23 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 110 strikeouts over his 129.2 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 379 hitters and walked 177 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 987 base hits and 470 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 368 batters and struck out 1,012. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 12th in the league. The Cubs hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 121 hits this season in 416 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .526 and an OPS+ of 134. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 408 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .515. The Cubs have 1,008 hits, including 195 doubles and 184 home runs. Chicago has walked 427 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,057 times as a unit. They have left 791 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 585 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 60-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.09, Jason Vargas has a 6-6 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 105.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 90 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 421 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 414 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,065 base knocks and 538 earned runs this season. They have given up 194 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 397 hitters and struck out 1,000 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.99.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 24th in the league. The Phillies hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .368. He has 107 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 429 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 116. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 102 hits in 413 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .499. The Phillies as a unit have 981 base hits, including 213 doubles and 149 homers. Philadelphia has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out on 1,023 occasions. They have had 826 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 551 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies
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