Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Parlay 7/1/2019
Monday, July 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adbert Alzolay vs. Trevor Williams
Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (39-42, 4th in NL Central) play the Chicago Cubs (45-38, 1st in NL Central) at PNC Park on Monday, July 1, 2019. The odds on this contest have the Cubs priced at -120 and the Pirates are at +110. The O/U opens at 9.5.
The Cubs have been a pretty good play for baseball bettors, having gone 45-38-0 SU. The Pirates are covering 48.1% of the time, going 39-42-0 straight up. The Cubs have been strong for wagerers as the favorite, going 36-19-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 43.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 25-32-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been an inconsistent Under option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 41-40-2.
Chicago is covering 42.1% of the time as the road team, having gone 16-22-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates are covering 47.2% of the time at PNC Park, going 17-19-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a very good Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 47-31-3.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/28/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/28/2019 Cole Hamels SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/27/2019 Kyle Hendricks SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 6
6/27/2019 Carl Edwards RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
6/24/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/7/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
6/29/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/28/2019 Chris Archer SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/26/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
6/25/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
6/24/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/19/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
6/19/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
6/15/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/13/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 45-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adbert Alzolay has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.08 and a WHIP of 0.92 this season. He has 9 strikeouts over his 8.2 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 2.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 237 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 275 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 681 base hits and 322 earned runs. They have allowed 99 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 291 batters and struck out 717. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .252, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 77 hits this season in 288 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .517 and an OPS+ of 130. Kris Bryant is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 292 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .531. The Cubs have 702 hits, including 132 doubles and 129 home runs. Chicago has walked 320 times so far this season and they have struck out 744 times as a unit. They have left 559 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 420 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 39-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.25, Trevor Williams has a 2-2 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 65.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 68 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 334 batters and walked 151 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 736 base knocks and 396 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 295 hitters and struck out 715 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.50.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .375. He has 94 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 310 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .629 with an OPS+ of 159. Melky Cabrera is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 65 hits in 213 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Pirates as a unit have 754 base hits, including 164 doubles and 85 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 220 times this year and they have struck out on 644 occasions. They have had 572 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 375 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates +110 and over 9.5 runs
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