Los Angeles Angels at Chicago Cubs MLB Point Spread Picks 4/14/2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Los Angeles Angels visit Wrigley Field on Sunday, April 14, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Trevor Cahill for the Angels and Tyler Chatwood for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +128 and Chicago at -138. The Angels have a 11-4-0 over/under record and a 6-9-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 5-8-0 against the run line and have a 8-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-4-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 6-9-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 8-5-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 5-8-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/12/19 CF Mike Trout Groin is out Saturday vs Chicago Cubs
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day IL (03/16)
03/25/19 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Shohei Ohtani Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taylor Cole Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/12/19 C Victor Caratini Hand 10-day IL (04/12)
04/10/19 P Jon Lester Hamstring 10-day IL (04/09)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 7-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.50 and a WHIP of 0.89 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.73 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .187 against the bullpen and they've struck out 56 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 109 base hits and 51 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 37 batters and struck out 111. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .211, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.6 hits per game. Brian Goodwin is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 10 hits this season in 31 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .516 and an OPS+ of 142. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 43 at bats. His OPS+ is 69 while his slugging percentage is at .302. The Angels have 93 hits, including 17 doubles and 15 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 44 times so far this season and they have struck out 84 times as a unit. They have left 82 men on base and have a team OPS of .644. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 53 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 5-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, Tyler Chatwood has a 0-0 record and a 1.83 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.94 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 53 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.47. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 120 base knocks and 67 earned runs this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 59 hitters and struck out 114 batters. They give up a walk 4.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.62 while their FIP as a staff is 5.43.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 5th in the league. The Cubs hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .358, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Willson Contreras comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .463. He has 11 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 33 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .848 with an OPS+ of 239. Jason Heyward is hitting .351 this season and he has an OBP of .444. He has collected 13 hits in 37 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 193 and a slugging percentage of .676. The Cubs as a unit have 125 base hits, including 20 doubles and 23 homers. Chicago has walked 56 times this year and they have struck out on 121 occasions. They have had 99 men left on base and have an OPS of .826. They have scored 6.23 runs per game and totaled 81 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +128
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