Seattle Mariners at Chicago Cubs MLB Game Picks 9/2/2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Justus Sheffield vs. Kyle Hendricks
Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs (73-62, 2nd in NL Central) play the Seattle Mariners (57-80, 5th in AL West) at Wrigley Field on Monday, September 2, 2019. The Cubs open this game at -275 while the Mariners are priced at +250. The total opens at 9.5.
The Mariners have been a hot and cold option for baseball wagerers, having gone 57-80-0 SU. The Cubs are covering 54.1% of the time, going 73-62-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been an excellent Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 78-54-5.
The Mariners are covering 39.4% of the time as a visitor, having gone 26-40-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago covers 66.2% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 45-23-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a pretty good Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 61-67-7.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
9/1/2019 Keon Broxton CF Suspension Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
9/1/2019 Jake Fraley CF Personal Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
9/1/2019 J.P SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/26/2019 Domingo Santana LF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/25/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
8/23/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Out for the season
8/7/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Hip Out for the season
8/7/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
9/1/2019 Yu Darvish SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/1/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/31/2019 Derek Holland RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/29/2019 Willson Contreras C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/26/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/22/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Out for the season
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 57-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justus Sheffield has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 7.94 and a WHIP of 1.94 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 11.1 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He's allowed 11.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 547 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 548 hitters and walked 244 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,276 base hits and 679 earned runs. They have allowed 230 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 409 batters and struck out 1,043. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 5.07.
As a team Seattle is hitting .241, good for 27th in the league. The Mariners hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Daniel Vogelbach is hitting .214 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 87 hits this season in 406 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .461 and an OPS+ of 116. Omar Narvaez is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 370 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .465. The Mariners have 1,121 hits, including 224 doubles and 211 home runs. Seattle has walked 495 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,325 times as a unit. They have left 915 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 661 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 73-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.47, Kyle Hendricks has a 9-9 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 125 strikeouts over the 148 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 137 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 202 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,142 base knocks and 544 earned runs this season. They have given up 170 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 422 hitters and struck out 1,165 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .314. He has 149 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 529 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 112. Kris Bryant is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 136 hits in 483 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Cubs as a unit have 1,142 base hits, including 223 doubles and 213 homers. Chicago has walked 483 times this year and they have struck out on 1,218 occasions. They have had 891 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 664 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs (-275)
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