San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs MLB Picks and Tips 7/19/2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Eric Lauer vs. Jon Lester
Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs (52-44, 1st in NL Central) host the San Diego Padres (46-49, 4th in NL West) at Wrigley Field on Friday, July 19, 2019. The line on this contest has the Padres priced at +135 and the Cubs are at -145. The total has been set at 10.
The Padres have been dicey for wagerers, having gone 46-49-0 SU. Chicago covers 54.2% of the time, going 52-44-0 straight up. The Cubs have been bad for Las Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 43-25-0 SU. San Diego covers 47.8% of the time as an underdog, having gone 22-24-0 straight up.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The Padres have been an inconsistent Under bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 45-42-8.
San Diego covers 51.1% of the time as a visitor, having gone 23-22-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago covers 66.7% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 34-17-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 47-47-2.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
7/16/2019 Travis Jankowski CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
7/12/2019 Jacob Nix SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/12/2019 Brett Kennedy SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/12/2019 Adam Warren RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
7/4/2019 Franchy Cordero CF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/2/2019 Garrett Richards SP Elbow Out for the season
7/2/2019 Jose Castillo RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/28/2019 Aaron Loup RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
7/16/2019 Willson Contreras C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/13/2019 Cole Hamels SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/12/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/12/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/8/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
7/8/2019 Carl Edwards RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 46-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eric Lauer has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 72 strikeouts over his 91.1 innings pitched and he's given up 94 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 351 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 386 hitters and walked 114 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 826 base hits and 433 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 246 batters and struck out 832. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team San Diego is hitting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Padres hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 96 hits this season in 352 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 125. Eric Hosmer is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 373 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The Padres have 773 hits, including 132 doubles and 146 home runs. San Diego has walked 277 times so far this season and they have struck out 918 times as a unit. They have left 573 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 421 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 52-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.74, Jon Lester has a 9-6 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 99 strikeouts over the 101 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 109 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 288 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 303 batters and walked 147 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 801 base knocks and 384 earned runs this season. They have given up 118 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 318 hitters and struck out 817 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 12th in the league. The Cubs hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .394. He has 96 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 337 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 135. Kris Bryant is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .408. He has collected 101 hits in 338 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .565. The Cubs as a unit have 826 base hits, including 163 doubles and 152 homers. Chicago has walked 368 times this year and they have struck out on 870 occasions. They have had 650 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They have scored 5.09 runs per game and totaled 489 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres +135
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