Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs MLB Point Spread Picks 5/6/2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara vs. Cole Hamels
The Miami Marlins visit Wrigley Field on Monday, May 6, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Sandy Alcantara for the Marlins and Cole Hamels for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +215 and Chicago at -234. The Marlins have a 14-17-1 over/under record and a 12-20-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 16-14-0 against the run line and have a 17-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 14-17-1 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 12-20-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 17-13-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 16-14-0 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 9-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.86 and a WHIP of 1.56 this season. He has 22 strikeouts over his 33.1 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.82 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 124 hitters and walked 51 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.5 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 4.83. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 270 base hits and 153 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 116 batters and struck out 287. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Miami is hitting .222, good for 27th in the league. The Marlins hold a .322 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .226 with an on-base percentage of .284. He has 28 hits this season in 124 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .306 and an OPS+ of 65. Brian Anderson is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 118 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .322. The Marlins have 234 hits, including 36 doubles and 23 home runs. Miami has walked 80 times so far this season and they have struck out 290 times as a unit. They have left 207 men on base and have a team OPS of .607. They score 2.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 90 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 18-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.19, Cole Hamels has a 3-0 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 36.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 116 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 234 base knocks and 113 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 124 hitters and struck out 277 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Cubs hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .353. He has 41 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 129 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .659 with an OPS+ of 157. Kris Bryant is hitting .234 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 25 hits in 107 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Cubs as a unit have 265 base hits, including 59 doubles and 47 homers. Chicago has walked 130 times this year and they have struck out on 276 occasions. They have had 223 men left on base and have an OPS of .804. They have scored 5.67 runs per game and totaled 170 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +215
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