Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Parlay 7/2/2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Joe Musgrove
PNC Park is the site where Melky Cabrera and the Pittsburgh Pirates (39-43, 4th in NL Central) will play the Chicago Cubs (45-39, 1st in NL Central) on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Cubs priced at -117 and the Pirates are at +107. The total has been set at 9.
The Cubs have been a pretty good bet for baseball wagerers, having gone 45-39-0 SU. Pittsburgh covers 47.6% of the time, going 39-43-0 straight up. The Cubs have been a very good play for baseball bettors as a favorite, going 36-20-0 SU. Pittsburgh has gone 25-33-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 43.1% of the time.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been a solid Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 42-40-2.
Chicago covers 41.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 16-23-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh covers 47.2% of the time at PNC Park, going 17-19-0 SU.
The Pirates have been an awful Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 47-32-3.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/30/2019 Kyle Hendricks SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/30/2019 Carl Edwards RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 6
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
6/24/2019 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
6/30/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
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 45-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 3.36 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 75 strikeouts over his 88.1 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 276 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 690 base hits and 329 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 295 batters and struck out 726. 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 4.29.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .252, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .449 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. Kris Bryant is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .398. He has 85 hits this season in 296 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .537 and an OPS+ of 139. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 79 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 293 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .519. The Cubs have 713 hits, including 136 doubles and 131 home runs. Chicago has walked 324 times so far this season and they have struck out 754 times as a unit. They have left 568 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 426 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 39-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.27, Joe Musgrove has a 6-7 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 74 strikeouts over the 90.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 91 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 339 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 744 base knocks and 398 earned runs this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 302 hitters and struck out 725 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 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 8th in the league. The Pirates hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .339. He has 66 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 216 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 103. Josh Bell is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 94 hits in 312 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 159 and a slugging percentage of .625. The Pirates as a unit have 761 base hits, including 165 doubles and 85 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 222 times this year and they have struck out on 648 occasions. They have had 576 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 376 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cubs -117 and under 9 runs
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