Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Tips 5/8/2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. Kyle Hendricks
The Miami Marlins visit Wrigley Field on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Jose Urena for the Marlins and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +212 and Chicago at -230. The Marlins have a 15-18-1 over/under record and a 13-21-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 17-15-0 against the run line and have a 19-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 15-18-1 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 13-21-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 19-13-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 17-15-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/07/19 2B Neil Walker Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Chicago Cubs
05/04/19 LF Garrett Cooper Hand 10-day IL (05/01)
03/28/19 P Riley Ferrell Biceps 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/07/19 LF Kyle Schwarber Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Miami Marlins
05/02/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow 60-day IL (05/02)
04/12/19 C Victor Caratini Hand 10-day IL (04/12)
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 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 10-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Urena has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 5.45 and a WHIP of 1.54 this season. He has 29 strikeouts over his 39.2 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He's allowed 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.81 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 131 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 284 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 130 batters and struck out 305. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.49.
As a team Miami is hitting .220, good for 27th in the league. The Marlins hold a .319 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .214 with an on-base percentage of .268. He has 28 hits this season in 131 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .290 and an OPS+ of 57. Brian Anderson is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .331. The Marlins have 246 hits, including 38 doubles and 24 home runs. Miami has walked 88 times so far this season and they have struck out 304 times as a unit. They have left 220 men on base and have a team OPS of .603. They score 2.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 97 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 19-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.93, Kyle Hendricks has a 2-4 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 34.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 119 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 252 base knocks and 123 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 289 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 5th in the league. The Cubs hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .352. He has 43 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 137 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .650 with an OPS+ of 154. Kris Bryant is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 28 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Cubs as a unit have 285 base hits, including 65 doubles and 51 homers. Chicago has walked 144 times this year and they have struck out on 289 occasions. They have had 234 men left on base and have an OPS of .818. They have scored 5.88 runs per game and totaled 188 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins +212
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