Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs MLB Picks Against the Spread 4/23/2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Jose Quintana
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Wrigley Field on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +104 and Chicago at -114. The Dodgers have a 7-15-0 over/under record and a 13-9-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 10-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 7-15-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-9-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 10-10-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 10-10-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/11/19 C Russell Martin Back 10-day IL (04/10)
03/25/19 P Rich Hill Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Cingrani 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 Dodgers have a 15-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 23.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 86 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 179 base hits and 93 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 60 batters and struck out 198. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .485 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .357, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .407 with an on-base percentage of .484. He has 33 hits this season in 81 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .852 and an OPS+ of 247. Justin Turner is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 73 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .301. The Dodgers have 201 hits, including 36 doubles and 41 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 105 times so far this season and they have struck out 177 times as a unit. They have left 167 men on base and have a team OPS of .842. They score 5.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 130 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 10-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Jose Quintana has a 2-1 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 21 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He's allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 74 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 167 base knocks and 80 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 79 hitters and struck out 175 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Cubs hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .314. He has 24 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 83 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .566 with an OPS+ of 122. Willson Contreras is hitting .340 this season and he has an OBP of .478. He has collected 18 hits in 53 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 213 and a slugging percentage of .755. The Cubs as a unit have 171 base hits, including 34 doubles and 26 homers. Chicago has walked 86 times this year and they have struck out on 168 occasions. They have had 148 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.68 runs per game and totaled 108 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -114
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