Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants MLB Tips 7/22/2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Alec Mills vs. Shaun Anderson
Oracle Park is the site where Kevin Pillar and the San Francisco Giants (49-50, 3rd in NL West) will take on the Chicago Cubs (54-44, 1st in NL Central) on Monday. The Cubs open this matchup at -106 while the Giants are priced at -104. The O/U has been set at 8.5.
The Cubs have been an excellent pick for MLB wagerers, having gone 54-44-0 SU. San Francisco is covering 49.5% of the time, going 49-50-0 straight up. The Cubs have been great for MLB bettors as the favorite, going 45-25-0 SU. San Francisco has gone 37-44-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 45.7% of the time.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been a good Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 47-49-2.
Chicago is covering 40.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 18-27-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco is covering 44.9% of the time at Oracle Park, going 22-27-0 SU.
The Giants have been a very good Over pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 52-42-5.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
7/20/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/20/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/20/2019 Willson Contreras C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/20/2019 Cole Hamels SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/19/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
7/18/2019 Travis Bergen RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/16/2019 Evan Longoria 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/21/2019 Nick Vincent RP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
2/19/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 54-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alec Mills has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 6 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 309 hitters and walked 152 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 823 base hits and 394 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 324 batters and struck out 836. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .407. He has 102 hits this season in 344 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .558 and an OPS+ of 146. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .399. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 344 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Cubs have 844 hits, including 167 doubles and 155 home runs. Chicago has walked 375 times so far this season and they have struck out 889 times as a unit. They have left 661 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 501 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 49-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.87, Shaun Anderson has a 3-2 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 64.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 75 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 381 batters and walked 126 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 873 base knocks and 441 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 305 hitters and struck out 860 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 28th in the league. The Giants hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .277. He has 92 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 372 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 80. Brandon Belt is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 78 hits in 320 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Giants as a unit have 798 base hits, including 190 doubles and 105 homers. San Francisco has walked 302 times this year and they have struck out on 864 occasions. They have had 619 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 4.43 runs per game and totaled 439 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants -104
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