Seattle Mariners at Chicago Cubs MLB Tips 9/3/2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez vs. Jon Lester
Wrigley Field is the site where Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs (73-63, 2nd in NL Central) will play the Seattle Mariners (58-80, 5th in AL West) on Tuesday. The Mariners open this game at +225 while the Cubs are priced at -245. The total has been set at 9.5.
The Mariners have been a less than ideal pick for MLB wagerers, having gone 58-80-0 SU. The Cubs cover 53.7% of the time, going 73-63-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been a great Over play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 79-54-5.
The Mariners cover 40.3% of the time on the road, having gone 27-40-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs cover 65.2% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 45-24-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a decent Over play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 61-68-7.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
9/1/2019 Keon Broxton CF Suspension Probable for Sep 2
9/1/2019 Jake Fraley CF Personal Probable for 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 58-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 6.02 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 49.1 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 550 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 554 hitters and walked 247 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,285 base hits and 682 earned runs. They have allowed 230 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 412 batters and struck out 1,050. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 5.06.
As a team Seattle is hitting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Mariners hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Omar Narvaez is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 105 hits this season in 373 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .461 and an OPS+ of 121. Daniel Vogelbach is hitting .218 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 409 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .469. The Mariners have 1,134 hits, including 225 doubles and 214 home runs. Seattle has walked 504 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,334 times as a unit. They have left 927 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 672 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 73-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.36, Jon Lester has a 11-9 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 138 strikeouts over the 144.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 167 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 444 batters and walked 204 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 4.07. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,149 base knocks and 548 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 428 hitters and struck out 1,180 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 .251, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .379. He has 137 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 486 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 128. Javier Baez is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 149 hits in 530 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .532. The Cubs as a unit have 1,146 base hits, including 223 doubles and 213 homers. Chicago has walked 488 times this year and they have struck out on 1,226 occasions. They have had 900 men left on base and have an OPS of .778. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 664 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs (-245)
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