Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs MLB Parlay 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Ross vs. Jose Quintana
Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (70-57, 2nd in NL East) head to Wrigley Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Chicago Cubs (69-58, 1st in NL Central). The Cubs open this contest at -145 while the Nationals are priced at +135. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Nationals have been very good for MLB bettors, having gone 70-57-0 SU. Chicago covers 54.3% of the time, going 69-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a decent Under play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 59-62-6.
Washington covers 52.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 34-31-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago covers 69.8% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 44-19-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a decent Under play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 58-64-5.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/22/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/21/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/21/2019 Austin Voth SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2019 Joe Ross RP Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/18/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/18/2019 Sean Doolittle RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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
8/22/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Out for the season
8/22/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
8/5/2019 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 70-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Ross has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 5.48 and a WHIP of 1.59 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 46 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.01 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 393 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 4.39. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,087 base hits and 550 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 398 batters and struck out 1,169. 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 .263, good for 6th in the league. The Nationals hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 136 hits this season in 468 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .436 and an OPS+ of 106. Anthony Rendon is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .402. He has totaled 140 hits and he has driven in 101 men in 432 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .613. The Nationals have 1,139 hits, including 230 doubles and 184 home runs. Washington has walked 455 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,043 times as a unit. They have left 883 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 675 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 69-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.91, Jose Quintana has a 11-7 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 131 strikeouts over the 142.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 143 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 411 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 4.06. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,064 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 1,108 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 4.31.
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 .290 with an OBP of .401. He has 128 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 441 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 137. Kris Bryant is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 130 hits in 455 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .532. The Cubs as a unit have 1,079 base hits, including 206 doubles and 200 homers. Chicago has walked 463 times this year and they have struck out on 1,138 occasions. They have had 850 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 628 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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