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CHICAGO CUBS (46-45) AT ATLANTA (45-45) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
909: CHICAGO CUBS
910: ATLANTA
9.5
+158
46-45
45-45
44-45-2
47-40-3
4.7 / 4.5
4.7 / 5.1
(L) J LESTER
(R) J TEHERAN
5-6
7-6
4.25
4.79
1.33
1.38
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: A Few Clouds   Temperature: 85.0 °
Humidity: 55   Wind: West at 5.8 MPH (5 KT)
 
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 CUBSLESTER-107 
ATLANTATEHERAN +107 
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 games46-45-18.1261-179+4.31645-1731-271.944-45203-2171585-1646
when the total is 9 to 9.511-11-6.641-28-6.6416-446-96.39-1330-34370-432
as a road favorite of -125 to -17514-7+4.162-25+25.2190-128+9.510-1042-41148-156
in road games22-25-9.1124-98+2763-924-115.220-26109-101788-818
on the road when the total is 9 to 9.55-6-3.214-15-8.8199-263-65.94-713-13194-228
in July games6-5-1.833-31-19281-260-6.86-527-32249-273
when playing on Monday5-5-3.233-15+12.8199-165+20.73-620-25170-180
in night games26-23-5156-99+23.4797-863-108.925-22112-130770-809
against right-handed starters31-39-26.2194-138-7.51208-1290-21732-37154-1631171-1222
after shutting out their opponent0-3-523-19-3.188-101-30.61-213-2788-92
after a win21-24-12.5151-105+0.1791-849-193.421-23116-126771-794
after 3 or more consecutive wins3-7-7.855-38-1.7198-197-45.35-539-49176-203

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 games45-45+8.4180-233-2.61861-1537-3047-40211-1811597-1623
when the total is 9 to 9.525-13+16.237-30+15.5437-362-4.318-1831-29351-382
as a home underdog of +125 to +1751-5-3.423-29+3.235-50-1.42-421-2534-43
in home games23-22+1.396-110-4989-712-23.621-22104-88793-804
at home when the total is 9 to 9.516-9+8.221-13+10.6228-174-12.211-1215-16178-190
in July games7-4+5.827-36+3.4314-221+35.46-523-38264-241
when playing on Monday6-3+4.221-22+3.7189-168-27.16-225-13171-170
in night games31-30+5.3130-164+0.21278-1078-62.534-25151-1291074-1149
against left-handed starters7-4+4.936-58-10.2481-415-4.15-648-39430-425
after a win24-21+5.683-95+8.31017-843-49.923-2096-70866-889
after 3 or more consecutive wins4-8-4.219-21+3.1319-247-15.35-717-20261-277
when playing against a team with a winning record13-13+5.179-112+6.3824-743+24.215-10100-84759-721
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season5-4+2.936-50+4.6403-384-23.36-347-36391-352
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
7/4/2017LESTER(L)TAMPA BAYARCHER(R)5-6L-1357.5 unO11101941
7/5/2017LACKEY(R)TAMPA BAYSNELL(L)7-3W-1759.5 evO1080840
7/6/2017MONTGOMERY(L)MILWAUKEEDAVIES(R)2-11L-1709.5 ovO64213100
7/7/2017BUTLER(R)PITTSBURGHWILLIAMS(R)6-1W-1459 evU10936123
7/8/2017ARRIETA(R)PITTSBURGHNOVA(R)2-4L-1808 evU440771
7/9/2017LESTER(L)PITTSBURGHKUHL(R)3-14L-1909.5 unO111021270
7/14/2017MONTGOMERY(L)@ BALTIMOREGAUSMAN(R)9-8W10010 evO102010100
7/15/2017ARRIETA(R)@ BALTIMOREMILEY(L)10-3W-12510 ovO1681771
7/16/2017QUINTANA(L)@ BALTIMOREJIMENEZ(R)8-0W-16010.5 ovU1580330
7/17/2017LESTER(L)@ ATLANTATEHERAN(R) 
7/18/2017LACKEY(R)@ ATLANTANEWCOMB(L) 
7/19/2017MONTGOMERY(L)@ ATLANTADICKEY(R) 
7/21/2017ARRIETA(R)ST LOUISMARTINEZ(R) 
7/22/2017QUINTANA(L)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R) 
7/23/2017LESTER(L)ST LOUISWACHA(R) 
7/24/2017 CHI WHITE SOX  

ATLANTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/4/2017NEWCOMB(L)HOUSTONPEACOCK(R)4-16L+1209.5 unO8701960
7/5/2017GARCIA(L)HOUSTONMUSGROVE(R)4-10L+11010 ovO8501671
7/6/2017FOLTYNEWICZ(R)@ WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)5-2W1559 evU121001190
7/7/2017DICKEY(R)@ WASHINGTONSCHERZER(R)4-5L2308 ovO7601080
7/8/2017TEHERAN(R)@ WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)13-0W2158.5 ovO1581491
7/9/2017NEWCOMB(L)@ WASHINGTONROSS(R)5-10L1209.5 unO7411281
7/14/2017DICKEY(R)ARIZONAWALKER(R)4-3W-1109.5 evU9611091
7/15/2017FOLTYNEWICZ(R)ARIZONACORBIN(L)8-5W+1209.5 unO147010110
7/16/2017GARCIA(L)ARIZONAGODLEY(R)7-1W-1059 evU841451
7/17/2017TEHERAN(R)CHICAGO CUBSLESTER(L) 
7/18/2017NEWCOMB(L)CHICAGO CUBSLACKEY(R) 
7/19/2017DICKEY(R)CHICAGO CUBSMONTGOMERY(L) 
7/20/2017FOLTYNEWICZ(R)@ LA DODGERSMCCARTHY(R) 
7/21/2017GARCIA(L)@ LA DODGERSWOOD(L) 
7/22/2017TEHERAN(R)@ LA DODGERSHILL(L) 
7/23/2017NEWCOMB(L)@ LA DODGERSKERSHAW(L) 
7/24/2017 @ ARIZONA  
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-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games46-45-18.144-454.70.2440.3210.4190.7404.50.2390.3120.3950.706
Road Games22-25-9.120-264.70.2430.3170.4140.7314.40.2380.3090.3940.703
vs Right-handed Starters31-39-26.232-374.20.2330.3070.4010.7084.60.2390.3130.3920.705
Past 7 Games4-3-1.44-35.70.2910.3470.5430.8905.90.2410.3370.3820.719
Grass Games46-45-18.144-454.70.2440.3210.4190.7404.50.2390.3120.3950.706
Night Games26-23-525-224.80.2450.3240.4270.7524.30.2320.3030.3960.699
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.70.2440.321913068749142171200.4194053467662863193658165
Road Games4.70.2430.317471619394775630.4142101754181633047323627
Righty Starters4.20.2330.3077023505481069900.4012812495812147572505956
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.281.2183211301172503614134715-12211067.7%
Road Games3.171.240136.3534811017591634-59375%

ATLANTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games45-45+8.447-404.70.2640.3190.3980.7175.10.2600.3280.4150.742
Home Games23-22+1.321-224.50.2660.3200.4020.7225.50.2700.3330.4320.766
vs Left-handed Starters7-4+4.95-65.20.2970.3560.4780.8344.90.2600.3310.4340.765
Past 7 Games5-2+4.94-36.60.2870.3370.4940.8313.70.2560.3320.3280.660
Grass Games43-45+645-404.60.2610.3170.3950.7125.10.2600.3270.4150.743
Night Games31-30+5.334-254.60.2640.3200.3980.7185.40.2720.3340.4410.775
ATLANTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.70.2640.3199031258241519840.3984102536802960898578856
Home Games4.50.2660.320451535409725420.402199120333730542304428
Lefty Starters5.20.2970.35611391116252140.478563679488106128
ATLANTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.391.326293.41561432683712127319-9231560.5%
Home Games5.041.378155.49687152216213911-212763.2%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JON LESTER recent results and season statistics
JON LESTER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.251.3335-6191085.76251107153711010-9-2.810-8
Road Starts4.961.5002-3845.35.7272551717494-4-0.85-2
Last 3 Starts7.712.1420-2311.73.917101837131-2-2.22-1
JON LESTER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/9/2017PITTSBURGH3-14-1909.5Loss,OverL0.71046230KUHL(R)
7/4/2017TAMPA BAY5-6-1357.5Loss,OverL5659116ARCHER(R)
6/29/2017at WASHINGTON5-4+1009.5Win,Under 6113037ROSS(R)

JULIO TEHERAN recent results and season statistics
JULIO TEHERAN - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.791.3847-618103.35.761551032040759-9+2.310-8
Home Starts7.581.6401-6946.35.14339561320322-7-5.74-5
Last 3 Starts4.961.3471-1316.35.4991438162-1+2.81-2
JULIO TEHERAN - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/8/2017at WASHINGTON13-0+2158.5Win,OverW7004025STRASBURG(R)
7/2/2017at OAKLAND4-3+1658.5Win,Under 6.3223148MANAEA(L)
6/25/2017MILWAUKEE0-7-1059.5Loss,UnderL3777223DAVIES(R)
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 9-4 (+1.0 Units) against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.5 Units)
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 4-2 (+0.7 Units) against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.7 Units)
Games played at ATLANTA this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JON LESTER vs. ATLANTA since 1997
LESTER is 4-2 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 2.14 and a WHIP of 1.166.
His team's record is 5-2 (+2.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-3. (-1.1 units)
JON LESTER recent starts vs. ATLANTA
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/12/2016at ATLANTA13-2-2508Win,OverW7105007GANT(R)
4/29/2016ATLANTA6-1-2757Win 71171210BLAIR(R)
7/18/2015at ATLANTA4-0-1607.5Win,UnderW7.3002017BANUELOS(L)

JULIO TEHERAN vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
TEHERAN is 2-0 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.11 and a WHIP of 0.956.
His team's record is 6-0 (+7.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-3. (-0.1 units)
JULIO TEHERAN recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/1/2016at CHICAGO CUBS4-3+1876.5Win,Over 7002019LACKEY(R)
7/17/2015CHICAGO CUBS4-2+1207.5Win,Under 4.7225035HENDRICKS(R)
7/13/2014at CHICAGO CUBS10-7-1557.5Win,OverW7447226WOOD(L)
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. (0-1335, -8.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (207-184, -0.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ATLANTA games 52.7% of the time since 1997. (1482-1329, +19.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ATLANTA games 50.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (189-185, -9.8 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 51.7% of the time since 1997. (1278-1193, -93.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 56.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (228-173, +30.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ATLANTA games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (1154-1136, -135.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ATLANTA games 51.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (189-178, -13.7 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
[P] 07/06/2017 - John Lackey 10-day DL (07/06) ( Foot )
[P] 06/09/2017 - Brett Anderson 60-day DL (05/07) ( Back )
[P] 06/08/2017 - Kyle Hendricks 10-day DL (06/05) ( Hand )
ATLANTA
[P] 07/14/2017 - Jason Motte 10-day DL (07/14) ( Back )
[CF] 07/07/2017 - Danny Santana 10-day DL (07/07) ( Infection )
[P] 07/06/2017 - Arodys Vizcaino 10-day DL (07/03) ( Finger )
[3B] 06/19/2017 - Adonis Garcia 10-day DL (06/07) ( Finger )
[2B] 06/19/2017 - Micah Johnson 60-day DL (03/30) ( Wrist )
[1B] 06/19/2017 - Sean Rodriguez 60-day DL (02/25) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/11/2017 - Eric O'Flaherty 10-day DL (06/11) ( Rotator Cuff )
[P] 05/28/2017 - Jacob Lindgren 60-day DL (02/14) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/28/2017 - Armando Rivero 10-day DL (03/30) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/28/2017 - Chaz Roe 60-day DL (04/09) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/28/2017 - Daniel Winkler 60-day DL (03/30) ( Elbow )
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