Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs MLB Tips 4/25/2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ross Stripling vs. Jon Lester
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Wrigley Field on Thursday, April 25, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Ross Stripling for the Dodgers and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +106 and Chicago at -116. The Dodgers have a 8-16-0 over/under record and a 14-10-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 11-10-0 against the run line and have a 11-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 8-16-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 14-10-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 11-10-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 11-10-0 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 15-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ross Stripling has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.07 and a WHIP of 1.06 this season. He has 26 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 193 base hits and 105 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 70 batters and struck out 218. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .262, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .416 with an on-base percentage of .490. He has 37 hits this season in 89 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .865 and an OPS+ of 252. Justin Turner is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 81 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .309. The Dodgers have 218 hits, including 40 doubles and 44 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 200 times as a unit. They have left 182 men on base and have a team OPS of .834. They score 5.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 138 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 11-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.57, Jon Lester has a 1-0 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 14 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 78 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 177 base knocks and 83 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 83 hitters and struck out 192 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Cubs hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .351. He has 28 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 89 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .640 with an OPS+ of 149. Willson Contreras is hitting .322 this season and he has an OBP of .467. He has collected 19 hits in 59 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 200 and a slugging percentage of .712. The Cubs as a unit have 185 base hits, including 38 doubles and 28 homers. Chicago has walked 94 times this year and they have struck out on 184 occasions. They have had 161 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.57 runs per game and totaled 117 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -116
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