Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs MLB Game Picks 5/9/2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Richards vs. Yu Darvish
The Miami Marlins visit Wrigley Field on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Trevor Richards for the Marlins and Yu Darvish for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +185 and Chicago at -200. The Marlins have a 16-18-1 over/under record and a 13-22-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 18-15-0 against the run line and have a 20-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 16-18-1 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 13-22-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 20-13-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 18-15-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
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
05/02/19 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 10-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Richards has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 37.1 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.94 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 132 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 291 base hits and 166 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 135 batters and struck out 317. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team Miami is hitting .221, good for 28th in the league. The Marlins hold a .318 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .242 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 31 hits this season in 128 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .328 and an OPS+ of 87. Starlin Castro is hitting .215 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .267. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 135 at bats. His OPS+ is 57 while his slugging percentage is at .289. The Marlins have 255 hits, including 40 doubles and 24 home runs. Miami has walked 88 times so far this season and they have struck out 316 times as a unit. They have left 227 men on base and have a team OPS of .602. They score 2.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 99 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 20-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.79, Yu Darvish has a 2-3 record and a 1.71 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 29 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 125 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 261 base knocks and 124 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 301 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Cubs hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .381. He has 30 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 120 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .508 with an OPS+ of 131. Javier Baez is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 45 hits in 140 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .657. The Cubs as a unit have 292 base hits, including 66 doubles and 53 homers. Chicago has walked 149 times this year and they have struck out on 301 occasions. They have had 241 men left on base and have an OPS of .820. They have scored 5.85 runs per game and totaled 193 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -200
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