San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs MLB Picks and Tips 8/21/2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dereck Rodriguez vs. Yu Darvish
Wrigley Field is the site where Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs (66-58, 2nd in NL Central) will play the San Francisco Giants (63-62, 2nd in NL West) on Wednesday. The Cubs open this contest at -195 while the Giants are coming in at +182. The over/under is set at 9.
The Giants have been solid for baseball bettors, having gone 63-62-0 SU. The Cubs cover 53.2% of the time, going 66-58-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a decent Over choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 61-58-6.
San Francisco is covering 54.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 34-29-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 68.3% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 41-19-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a less than ideal Over choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 57-62-5.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/18/2019 Shaun Anderson SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/14/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/14/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
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
8/10/2019 Steve Cishek RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
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 63-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.79 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 46 strikeouts over his 71.1 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 428 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 471 hitters and walked 168 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,093 base hits and 555 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 391 batters and struck out 1,074. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .230 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 94 hits this season in 409 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .391 and an OPS+ of 96. Kevin Pillar is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .290. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 467 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .445. The Giants have 1,038 hits, including 248 doubles and 135 home runs. San Francisco has walked 379 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,080 times as a unit. They have left 808 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 548 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 66-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.21, Yu Darvish has a 4-6 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 168 strikeouts over the 139 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He's allowing 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 399 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 4.06. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,041 base knocks and 497 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 389 hitters and struck out 1,076 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .395. He has 122 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 431 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .510 with an OPS+ of 131. Kris Bryant is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 128 hits in 443 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Cubs as a unit have 1,054 base hits, including 204 doubles and 194 homers. Chicago has walked 450 times this year and they have struck out on 1,122 occasions. They have had 832 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 610 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+182)
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