San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips 8/22/2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Kyle Hendricks
Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs (67-58, 2nd in NL Central) host the San Francisco Giants (63-63, 3rd in NL West) at Wrigley Field on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The Giants open this matchup at +170 while the Cubs are priced at -180. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Giants have been inconsistent for wagerers, having gone 63-63-0 SU. Chicago is covering 53.6% of the time, going 67-58-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a hot and cold Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 61-59-6.
San Francisco is covering 53.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 34-30-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 68.8% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 42-19-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a good Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 57-63-5.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/18/2019 Shaun Anderson SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/14/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/14/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
8/20/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/16/2019 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/11/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/5/2019 Willson Contreras C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 63-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 119 strikeouts over his 139.2 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 472 hitters and walked 172 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,102 base hits and 560 earned runs. They have allowed 182 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 398 batters and struck out 1,079. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .228 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 94 hits this season in 413 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .387 and an OPS+ of 94. Kevin Pillar is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .290. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Giants have 1,044 hits, including 248 doubles and 137 home runs. San Francisco has walked 381 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,089 times as a unit. They have left 813 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 551 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 67-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.37, Kyle Hendricks has a 8-9 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 136.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 126 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 368 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 403 batters and walked 186 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,047 base knocks and 500 earned runs this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 391 hitters and struck out 1,085 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Cubs hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .400. He has 125 hits this year along with 79 RBI in 434 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 136. Kris Bryant is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 128 hits in 448 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Cubs as a unit have 1,063 base hits, including 205 doubles and 197 homers. Chicago has walked 457 times this year and they have struck out on 1,127 occasions. They have had 842 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 615 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs (-180)
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