Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Parlay 9/24/2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Mitch Keller
PNC Park is the site where Kevin Newman and the Pittsburgh Pirates (65-91, 5th in NL Central) will take on the Chicago Cubs (82-74, 3rd in NL Central) on Tuesday. The Pirates open this contest at +180 while the Cubs are coming in at -192. The over/under opens at 9.
The Cubs have been a decent bet for MLB bettors, having gone 82-74-0 SU. The Pirates cover 41.7% of the time, going 65-91-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been a decent Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 71-78-7.
The Cubs cover 40.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 30-44-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates cover 41.9% of the time at PNC Park, going 31-43-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a rough Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 90-60-6.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
9/22/2019 Kris Bryant 3B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/22/2019 Cole Hamels SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/21/2019 Javier Baez SS Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/19/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/19/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Out for the season
8/22/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Out for the season
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
9/22/2019 Starling Marte CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/21/2019 Elias Diaz C Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/19/2019 Josh Bell 1B Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/17/2019 Chris Archer SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/13/2019 Kyle Crick RP Finger Out for the season
9/8/2019 Jason Martin LF Shoulder Out for the season
9/4/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Out for the season
8/14/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
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 82-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 11-9 record with an earned run average of 3.37 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 145 strikeouts over his 171 innings pitched and he's given up 162 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 536 hitters and walked 250 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,318 base hits and 623 earned runs. They have allowed 188 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 510 batters and struck out 1,391. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .407. He has 149 hits this season in 506 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 138. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .244 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .334. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 91 men in 512 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The Cubs have 1,328 hits, including 260 doubles and 249 home runs. Chicago has walked 562 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,404 times as a unit. They have left 1,029 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 789 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 65-91 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.74, Mitch Keller has a 1-5 record and a 1.84 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 65 hits. He's allowing 13.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 601 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 665 batters and walked 287 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.26. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,462 base knocks and 809 earned runs this season. They have given up 236 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 555 hitters and struck out 1,384 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.82.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Kevin Newman comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .355. He has 145 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 467 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 109. Adam Frazier is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 148 hits in 530 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Pirates as a unit have 1,440 base hits, including 305 doubles and 160 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on 1,174 occasions. They have had 1,066 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 727 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates and under the total runs
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