Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 5/26/2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Jose Quintana
Wrigley Field is the site where Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs (29-20, 1st in NL Central) will play the Cincinnati Reds (23-27, 5th in NL Central) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Reds coming in at +145 and the Cubs are at -155. The total opens at 9.
The Reds have been solid for Las Vegas, having gone 23-27-0 SU. Chicago covers 59.2% of the time, going 29-20-0 straight up. The Cubs have been a strong play for MLB bettors as favorites, going 24-10-0 SU. The Reds are covering 33.3% of the time as an underdog, having gone 10-20-0 straight up.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds have been a rough Over choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 18-31-1.
The Reds are covering 40.7% of the time as the road team, having gone 11-16-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs are covering 65.4% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 17-9-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a strong Over choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 27-22-0.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
05/23/19 RF Yasiel Puig Shoulder is questionable Friday vs Chicago Cubs
05/21/19 P Zach Duke Calf 10-day IL (05/20)
03/30/19 3B Alex Blandino Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Alex Wood Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Scooter Gennett Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/22/19 P Xavier Cedeno Wrist 10-day IL (05/22)
05/11/19 P Allen Webster Arm 10-day IL (05/11)
05/08/19 2B Ben Zobrist Personal is out indefinitely
05/08/19 P Pedro Strop Hamstring 10-day IL (05/07)
05/02/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow 60-day IL (05/02)
03/25/19 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 23-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 50 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 199 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 381 base hits and 175 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 490. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.54.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .220, good for 28th in the league. The Reds hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 47 hits this season in 157 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 96. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 182 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .544. The Reds have 366 hits, including 60 doubles and 70 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 153 times so far this season and they have struck out 448 times as a unit. They have left 298 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 207 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 29-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.30, Jose Quintana has a 4-3 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 57.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 175 batters and walked 97 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 405 base knocks and 183 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 194 hitters and struck out 447 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Cubs hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Willson Contreras comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .424. He has 46 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 146 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .596 with an OPS+ of 165. Kris Bryant is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .406. He has collected 51 hits in 180 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .572. The Cubs as a unit have 433 base hits, including 86 doubles and 77 homers. Chicago has walked 215 times this year and they have struck out on 437 occasions. They have had 362 men left on base and have an OPS of .803. They have scored 5.41 runs per game and totaled 265 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -155
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