Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Betting Tips 8/14/2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Aaron Nola
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies (60-58, 4th in NL East) will take on the Chicago Cubs (64-54, 1st in NL Central) on Wednesday.
The Cubs have been good for bettors, having gone 64-54-0 SU. Philadelphia covers 50.8% of the time, going 60-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been a good Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 55-58-5.
Chicago covers 39.7% of the time on the road, having gone 23-35-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia covers 56.7% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 34-26-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a good Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 55-60-3.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
8/12/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/11/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/10/2019 Steve Cishek RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/10/2019 Craig Kimbrel RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
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
8/12/2019 Edubray Ramos RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/11/2019 Adam Morgan RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/11/2019 Jerad Eickhoff SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/11/2019 Jake Arrieta SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/9/2019 Jay Bruce LF Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
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 64-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 3.09 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 105 strikeouts over his 107.2 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 349 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 385 hitters and walked 178 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 993 base hits and 473 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 372 batters and struck out 1,025. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 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 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 118 hits this season in 411 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 132. Kris Bryant is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 421 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Cubs have 1,018 hits, including 197 doubles and 186 home runs. Chicago has walked 429 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,067 times as a unit. They have left 797 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 5.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 591 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 60-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.67, Aaron Nola has a 10-3 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 166 strikeouts over the 147.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 131 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 419 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,077 base knocks and 547 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 400 hitters and struck out 1,010 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 5.00.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 .245, good for 24th in the league. The Phillies hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .385. He has 102 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 417 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 125. Bryce Harper is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 108 hits in 432 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Phillies as a unit have 991 base hits, including 215 doubles and 149 homers. Philadelphia has walked 430 times this year and they have struck out on 1,033 occasions. They have had 841 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 557 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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