Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs MLB Picks Against the Spread 4/24/2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Walker Buehler vs. Cole Hamels
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Wrigley Field on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Walker Buehler for the Dodgers and Cole Hamels for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +105 and Chicago at -115. The Dodgers have a 7-16-0 over/under record and a 14-9-0 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 7-16-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 14-9-0 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 Walker Buehler has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 17 strikeouts over his 18.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.1. 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 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 185 base hits and 98 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 209. They have walked 2.7 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 4.21.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .264, good for 7th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .489 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .357, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .424 with an on-base percentage of .500. He has 36 hits this season in 85 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .882 and an OPS+ of 258. Justin Turner is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 77 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .286. The Dodgers have 211 hits, including 38 doubles and 44 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 110 times so far this season and they have struck out 189 times as a unit. They have left 175 men on base and have a team OPS of .847. They score 5.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 136 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 10-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.77, Cole Hamels has a 3-0 record and a 0.85 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.18. 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 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 170 base knocks and 81 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 81 hitters and struck out 181 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Cubs hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .333. He has 26 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 86 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .605 with an OPS+ of 135. Willson Contreras is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .465. He has collected 18 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 199 and a slugging percentage of .714. The Cubs as a unit have 177 base hits, including 36 doubles and 26 homers. Chicago has walked 88 times this year and they have struck out on 175 occasions. They have had 155 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.5 runs per game and totaled 110 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -115
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