Chicago Cubs at Seattle Mariners MLB Betting Tips 5/1/2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Marco Gonzales
The Chicago Cubs visit T-Mobile Park on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Marco Gonzales for the Mariners.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -104 and Seattle at -106. The Cubs have a 14-12-0 over/under record and a 14-12-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 17-14-0 against the run line and have a 20-9-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 14-12-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 14-12-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 20-9-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 17-14-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/12/19 C Victor Caratini Hand 10-day IL (04/12)
04/06/19 P Mike Montgomery Back 10-day IL (04/05)
03/30/19 P Xavier Cedeno Wrist 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Addison Russell Suspension 29 game suspension - eligible to return May 1st
03/25/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
04/15/19 P Wade LeBlanc Oblique 10-day IL (04/14)
04/11/19 3B Kyle Seager Hand 60-day IL (03/17)
04/02/19 P Hunter Strickland Side 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Gerson Bautista Pectoral 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sam Tuivailala Achilles 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Shawn Armstrong Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/17)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 14-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.37 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 102 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 212 base hits and 105 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 110 batters and struck out 241. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 12th in the league. The Cubs hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .229 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 22 hits this season in 96 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 101. Javier Baez is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 111 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .640. The Cubs have 232 hits, including 53 doubles and 38 home runs. Chicago has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 235 times as a unit. They have left 200 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 143 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 18-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.80, Marco Gonzales has a 5-0 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 45 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.86 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 122 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 298 base knocks and 139 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 97 hitters and struck out 253 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Mariners hold a .478 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Domingo Santana comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .357. He has 36 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 125 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .480 with an OPS+ of 129. Dee Gordon is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 31 hits in 104 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Mariners as a unit have 272 base hits, including 58 doubles and 59 homers. Seattle has walked 129 times this year and they have struck out on 307 occasions. They have had 219 men left on base and have an OPS of .815. They have scored 5.94 runs per game and totaled 184 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -104
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