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Matchup Reports

Sunday at 1:35 PM
CHICAGO CUBS (2-3) AT ATLANTA (4-1) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
905: CHICAGO CUBS
906: ATLANTA
7.0
-128
2-3
4-1
1-4-0
3-2-0
2.4 / 3.2
5.2 / 3.0
(R) J SAMARDZIJA
(R) T HUDSON
1-0
0-0
0.00
6.24
0.38
2.08
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 47.0 °
Humidity: 39   Wind: from the Northwest at 19.6 gusting to 29.9 MPH (17 gusting t
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA +195 
ATLANTAHUDSON-195
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
CHICAGO CUBS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games2-3-0.5134-196-42.91250-1370-261.31-4154-1621237-1273
when the total is 7 or less2-1+1.524-29-1114-113-80-326-20112-92
as a road underdog of +100 to +1251-1+0.114-33-17.7134-185-33.80-223-23151-152
in road games2-3-0.557-111-35576-735-116.31-486-76610-642
on the road when the total is 7 or less2-1+1.510-19-4.848-57+2.80-312-1344-50
in April games2-3-0.522-32-8.8185-203-47.31-428-25194-176
when playing on Sunday0-0020-31-8.2197-216-33.90-023-27203-198
in day games2-0+2.570-88-13.8682-696-126.30-268-84659-669
in games played on a grass field2-3-0.5134-196-42.91193-1286-2391-4154-1621173-1202
against right-handed starters2-1+1.596-144-32.3917-1008-182.11-2118-115905-941
after a loss1-1+0.482-111-17659-702-82.21-196-91648-655
when playing against a team with a winning record0-2-264-97-11.9552-666-89.61-175-78584-581

ATLANTA team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games4-1+2.8187-143+151509-1154-233-2146-1681250-1278
when the total is 7 or less2-1+0.851-41+6.1171-132-9.92-143-40136-130
as a home favorite of -125 to -1501-0+129-13+11179-120+14.41-020-21136-144
in home games4-1+2.899-69+2799-539-29.83-272-87625-636
at home when the total is 7 or less2-1+0.826-19+1.490-60-4.62-118-2065-63
in April games4-1+2.830-25-1222-172+63-229-23174-194
when playing on Sunday0-0028-23+2.3234-194-14.70-025-23227-183
in day games0-0059-39+16.4478-339+40.10-048-47412-374
in games played on a grass field4-1+2.8185-142+13.51383-1077-47.53-2145-1661153-1184
against right-handed starters3-0+3133-88+24.51108-829-20.12-199-111899-933
after a win2-1+0.8108-77+13838-671-63.52-181-97691-736
when playing against a team with a losing record0-0097-73-0.5733-501-250-068-92564-618
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/1/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R)3-1W1157 unU651361
4/3/2013JACKSON(R)@ PITTSBURGHRODRIGUEZ(L)0-3L1206.5 ovU251660
4/4/2013WOOD(L)@ PITTSBURGHMCDONALD(R)3-2W1357 evU331440
4/5/2013FELDMAN(R)@ ATLANTAMINOR(L)1-4L1857.5 unU511690
4/6/2013VILLANUEVA(R)@ ATLANTATEHERAN(R)5-6L1607.5 unO131201281
4/7/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ ATLANTAHUDSON(R) 
4/8/2013JACKSON(R)MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R) 
4/9/2013WOOD(L)MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R) 
4/10/2013 MILWAUKEE  
4/11/2013 SAN FRANCISCO  
4/12/2013 SAN FRANCISCO  
4/13/2013 SAN FRANCISCO  
4/14/2013 SAN FRANCISCO  

ATLANTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/1/2013HUDSON(R)PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L)7-5W+1007 unO10501080
4/3/2013MAHOLM(L)PHILADELPHIAHALLADAY(R)9-2W-1507 unO961990
4/4/2013MEDLEN(R)PHILADELPHIALEE(L)0-2L-1206.5 unU220891
4/5/2013MINOR(L)CHICAGO CUBSFELDMAN(R)4-1W-2007.5 unU690511
4/6/2013TEHERAN(R)CHICAGO CUBSVILLANUEVA(R)6-5W-1707.5 unO128113120
4/7/2013HUDSON(R)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R) 
4/8/2013MAHOLM(L)@ MIAMISLOWEY(R) 
4/9/2013MEDLEN(R)@ MIAMILEBLANC(L) 
4/10/2013 @ MIAMI  
4/12/2013 @ WASHINGTON  
4/13/2013 @ WASHINGTON  
4/14/2013 @ WASHINGTON  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games2-3-0.51-42.40.1800.2193.20.2000.271
Road Games2-3-0.51-42.40.1800.2193.20.2000.271
vs Right-handed Starters2-1+1.51-23.70.2120.2613.00.1980.260
Past 7 Games2-3-0.51-42.40.1800.2193.20.2000.271
Grass Games2-3-0.51-42.40.1800.2193.20.2000.271
Day Games2-0+2.50-23.00.1430.1941.50.1150.182
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games2.40.1800.2195161291050.03128434262437
Road Games2.40.1800.2195161291050.03128434262437
Righty Starters3.70.2120.261310422840.04117254200233
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games6.751.58312991425130-12166.7%
Road Games6.751.58312991425130-12166.7%

ATLANTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games4-1+2.83-25.20.2440.3123.00.2570.309
Home Games4-1+2.83-25.20.2440.3123.00.2570.309
vs Right-handed Starters3-0+32-16.30.2760.3602.70.2550.288
Past 7 Games4-1+2.83-25.20.2440.3123.00.2570.309
Grass Games4-1+2.83-25.20.2440.3123.00.2570.309
ATLANTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.20.2440.31251603916100.062516473303255
Home Games5.20.2440.31251603916100.062516473303255
Righty Starters6.30.2760.360398271070.071913293231232
ATLANTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.041.01917.7441404112-020100%
Home Games2.041.01917.7441404112-020100%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JEFF SAMARDZIJA recent results and season statistics
JEFF SAMARDZIJA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts0.000.3751-0188.00020191-0+1.20-1
Road Starts0.000.3751-0188.00020191-0+1.20-1
Last 3 Starts0.000.3751-0188.00020191-0+1.20-1
JEFF SAMARDZIJA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/1/2013at PITTSBURGH3-1+1157Win,UnderW8002019BURNETT(R)
9/8/2012at PITTSBURGH4-3+1307WinW9324019MCDONALD(R)
9/3/2012at WASHINGTON1-2+1757.5Loss,UnderL7117118DETWILER(L)

TIM HUDSON recent results and season statistics
TIM HUDSON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts6.242.0790-014.34.33361331-0+11-0
Home Starts6.242.0790-014.34.33361331-0+11-0
Last 3 Starts6.242.0790-014.34.33361331-0+11-0
TIM HUDSON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/1/2013PHILADELPHIA7-5+1007Win,Over 4.3336133HAMELS(L)
9/28/2012NY METS1-3-1607.5Loss,UnderL7335114NIESE(L)
9/23/2012at PHILADELPHIA2-1+1507Win,UnderW7.3102014LEE(L)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 7-9 (+0.6 Units) against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
9 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.8 Units)
Games this season
ATLANTA is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.1 Units)

All games at ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 4-5 (+1.4 Units) against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+3.1 Units)
Games played at ATLANTA this season.
ATLANTA is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
4/6/2013CHICAGO CUBS5+160 Over1321120VILLANUEVA(R) 6.7162
 ATLANTA6-1707.5 unWin123081TEHERAN(R) 5581
4/5/2013CHICAGO CUBS1+185 Under51011FELDMAN(R)L4.7454
 ATLANTA4-2007.5 unWin61390MINOR(L)W7.3150
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JEFF SAMARDZIJA vs. ATLANTA since 1997
SAMARDZIJA is 2-0 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 1.29 and a WHIP of 0.857.
His team's record is 2-0 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.0 units)
JEFF SAMARDZIJA recent starts vs. ATLANTA
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/2/2012at ATLANTA4-1+1878Win,UnderW71140111HANSON(R)
5/7/2012ATLANTA5-1+1107Win,UnderW7115127HANSON(R)

TIM HUDSON vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
HUDSON is 2-1 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.227.
His team's record is 4-2 (+2.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-3. (-0.3 units)
TIM HUDSON recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/9/2012at CHICAGO CUBS0-1-1106.5Loss,UnderL7115001MAHOLM(L)
6/12/2008at CHICAGO CUBS2-3+1209.5Loss,Under 6.7117015ZAMBRANO(R)
6/9/2007CHICAGO CUBS9-5-1408Win,Over 2555021MARQUIS(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring CHICAGO CUBS in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1017, 9.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 57.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (155-116, +28.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ATLANTA games 52.6% of the time since 1997. (1133-1023, +6.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ATLANTA games 56.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (159-121, +27.3 units)
Edge=ATLANTA
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 50.8% of the time since 1997. (907-879, -106.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 55.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (106-84, +11.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ATLANTA games 49.8% of the time since 1997. (817-824, -115.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ATLANTA games 50.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (75-73, -5.7 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
[2B] 04/02/2013 - Darwin Barney 15-day DL (3/31) ( Knee )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Matt Garza 15-day DL (3/22) ( Side )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Arodys Vizcaino 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[3B] 04/02/2013 - Ian Stewart 15-day DL (3/22) ( Quad )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Scott Baker 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
ATLANTA
[P] 03/31/2013 - Brandon Beachy 15-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[C] 03/31/2013 - Brian McCann 15-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
[SS] 03/31/2013 - Paul Janish 15-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Jonny Venters 15-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[SS] 04/07/2013 - Andrelton Simmons is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Chicago Cubs ( Thumb )
[1B] 04/07/2013 - Freddie Freeman 15-day DL (4/7) ( Oblique )
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