Los Angeles Angels at Chicago Cubs MLB Picks & Predictions 6/3/2019
Monday, June 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Jon Lester
Tommy La Stella and the Los Angeles Angels (28-30, 4th in AL West) go to Wrigley Field on Monday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (31-25, 2nd in NL Central). The Angels open this matchup at +140 while the Cubs are priced at -150. The over/under is set at 8.5.
The Angels have been a hot and cold play for bettors, having gone 28-30-0 SU. Chicago covers 55.4% of the time, going 31-25-0 straight up. The Cubs have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite, going 25-11-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 37.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 11-18-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a hot and cold Over choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 25-29-4.
The Angels cover 44.8% of the time on the road, having gone 13-16-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs cover 64.3% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 18-10-0 SU.
The Cubs have been an awful Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 32-24-0.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
5/30/2019 Kevan Smith C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/29/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 12
5/28/2019 Michael Hermosillo LF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
5/28/2019 Justin Upton LF Toe Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
5/26/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/21/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
5/9/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
4/17/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/1/2019 Pedro Strop RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
6/1/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
6/1/2019 Javier Baez SS Heel Probable for Jun 2
6/1/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/31/2019 Tony Barnette RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/2/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 8
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 28-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 6.92 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 43 strikeouts over his 53.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 284 hitters and walked 113 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 481 base hits and 281 earned runs. They have allowed 95 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 205 batters and struck out 509. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Tommy La Stella is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 53 hits this season in 175 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .526 and an OPS+ of 136. Mike Trout is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .458. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 176 at bats. His OPS+ is 179 while his slugging percentage is at .585. The Angels have 497 hits, including 91 doubles and 75 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 215 times so far this season and they have struck out 361 times as a unit. They have left 408 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 281 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 31-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.59, Jon Lester has a 3-4 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 52.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 60 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 192 batters and walked 103 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 478 base knocks and 222 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 215 hitters and struck out 493 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Cubs hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .398. He has 55 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 196 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .566 with an OPS+ of 148. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 56 hits in 194 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .582. The Cubs as a unit have 483 base hits, including 92 doubles and 92 homers. Chicago has walked 236 times this year and they have struck out on 504 occasions. They have had 411 men left on base and have an OPS of .805. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 289 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +140
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