Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs MLB Parlay 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Jon Lester
Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs (68-58, 1st in NL Central) play the Washington Nationals (69-57, 2nd in NL East) at Wrigley Field on Friday, August 23, 2019. The Nationals open this matchup at +140 while the Cubs are priced at -150. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Nationals have been a solid pick for bettors, having gone 68-57-0 SU. The Cubs cover 53.6% of the time, going 67-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 58-61-6.
The Nationals cover 50.8% of the time as a visitor, having gone 32-31-0 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 less than ideal Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 57-63-5.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/21/2019 Austin Voth SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/20/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/19/2019 Joe Ross RP Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/18/2019 Sean Doolittle RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/18/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/17/2019 Max Scherzer SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/14/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/7/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
7/31/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
8/21/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Out for the season
8/21/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/16/2019 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
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 Nationals have a 69-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 104 strikeouts over his 121.2 innings pitched and he's given up 122 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.09 and they have given up 421 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 389 hitters and walked 170 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,080 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 1,162. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
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As a team Washington is hitting .262, good for 6th in the league. The Nationals hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .402. He has 138 hits this season in 427 at bats with 100 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .607 and an OPS+ of 151. Adam Eaton is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 464 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Nationals have 1,125 hits, including 225 doubles and 182 home runs. Washington has walked 452 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,034 times as a unit. They have left 873 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 668 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 68-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.23, Jon Lester has a 10-8 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 132 strikeouts over the 134 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 153 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 408 batters and walked 189 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 4.09. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,060 base knocks and 510 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 394 hitters and struck out 1,098 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 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .385. He has 130 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 453 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 132. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 127 hits in 438 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Cubs as a unit have 1,077 base hits, including 206 doubles and 200 homers. Chicago has walked 462 times this year and they have struck out on 1,133 occasions. They have had 849 men left on base and have an OPS of .786. They have scored 4.98 runs per game and totaled 627 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cubs and under the total runs
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