Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips 5/22/2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Irvin vs. Cole Hamels
Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs (27-18, 1st in NL Central) play the Philadelphia Phillies (28-19, 1st in NL East) at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Cubs open this matchup at -147 while the Phillies are priced at +137. The O/U is set at 9.
The Phillies have been very good for MLB wagerers, having gone 28-19-0 SU. Chicago is covering 60.0% of the time, going 27-18-0 straight up. The Cubs have been very good for MLB wagerers as the favorite, going 22-9-0 SU. Philadelphia has gone 4-4-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 50.0% of the time.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies have been a bad Over play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 20-26-1.
Philadelphia is covering 52.6% of the time as the visitor, having gone 10-9-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs are covering 68.2% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 15-7-0 SU.
The Cubs have been an inconsistent Under play for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 24-21-0.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/14/19 P Edubray Ramos Shoulder 10-day IL (05/13)
05/11/19 P Vince Velasquez Forearm 10-day IL (05/07)
04/25/19 CF Roman Quinn Groin 10-day IL (04/25)
04/20/19 P Victor Arano Elbow 10-day IL (04/19)
04/17/19 P Tommy Hunter Forearm 60-day IL (03/25)
04/15/19 P David Robertson Elbow 10-day IL (04/15)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/20/19 2B Javier Baez Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Philadelphia Phillies
05/11/19 P Allen Webster Arm 10-day IL (05/11)
05/08/19 2B Ben Zobrist Personal is out indefinitely
05/08/19 P Pedro Strop Hamstring 10-day IL (05/07)
05/02/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow 60-day IL (05/02)
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 Phillies have a 28-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Irvin has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.77 and a WHIP of 0.92 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 163 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 421 base hits and 186 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 157 batters and struck out 404. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Phillies hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 43 hits this season in 169 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .515 and an OPS+ of 134. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 171 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Phillies have 390 hits, including 93 doubles and 52 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 193 times so far this season and they have struck out 409 times as a unit. They have left 341 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 234 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 27-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.13, Cole Hamels has a 4-0 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 54.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 43 hits. He's allowing 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 159 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 363 base knocks and 165 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 180 hitters and struck out 407 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Cubs hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Willson Contreras comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .426. He has 43 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 134 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .627 with an OPS+ of 175. Kris Bryant is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 44 hits in 167 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .545. The Cubs as a unit have 396 base hits, including 80 doubles and 69 homers. Chicago has walked 192 times this year and they have struck out on 407 occasions. They have had 327 men left on base and have an OPS of .796. They have scored 5.38 runs per game and totaled 242 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -147
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