Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs MLB Parlay 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Cole Hamels
Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs (69-59, 2nd in NL Central) host the Washington Nationals (71-57, 2nd in NL East) at Wrigley Field on Sunday, August 25, 2019. The line on this game has the Nationals priced at -111 and the Cubs are at +101. The total has been set at 9.5.
The Nationals have been awful for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 71-57-0 SU. Chicago covers 53.9% of the time, going 69-59-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a dicey Over choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 60-62-6.
The Nationals are covering 53.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 35-31-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago covers 68.8% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 44-20-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a dicey Over choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 59-64-5.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/23/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
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
8/18/2019 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
8/7/2019 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
8/23/2019 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/23/2019 Willson Contreras C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
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
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 71-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 15-5 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.08 this season. He has 191 strikeouts over his 165 innings pitched and he's given up 136 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.02 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 394 hitters and walked 170 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 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 4.36. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,090 base hits and 551 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 1,176. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
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As a team Washington is hitting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Nationals hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 137 hits this season in 473 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .440 and an OPS+ of 107. Anthony Rendon is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 101 men in 437 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .609. The Nationals have 1,153 hits, including 232 doubles and 186 home runs. Washington has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,052 times as a unit. They have left 891 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 684 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 69-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.73, Cole Hamels has a 7-4 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 112 strikeouts over the 115.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 111 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 418 batters and walked 191 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 4.1. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,078 base knocks and 519 earned runs this season. They have given up 164 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 397 hitters and struck out 1,117 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 15th in the league. The Cubs hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, 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 .291 with an OBP of .402. He has 129 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 444 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .527 with an OPS+ of 137. Kris Bryant is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 130 hits in 458 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Cubs as a unit have 1,082 base hits, including 207 doubles and 200 homers. Chicago has walked 465 times this year and they have struck out on 1,145 occasions. They have had 852 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 631 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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