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Matchup Reports

Friday at 7:35 PM
CHICAGO CUBS (12-21) AT ATLANTA (18-15) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
957: CHICAGO CUBS
958: ATLANTA
6.5
-170
12-21
18-15
17-15-1
12-20-1
3.9 / 4.2
3.2 / 3.1
(R) J HAMMEL
(R) J TEHERAN
4-1
2-2
2.43
1.80
0.81
0.88
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 CUBSHAMMEL +150 
ATLANTATEHERAN-150 
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 games12-22-8139-219-491326-1485-283.717-16157-1841320-1371
when the total is 7 or less4-12-7.830-57-17.7132-148-18.67-838-38136-115
as a road underdog of +150 to +1751-4-2.319-34-367-120-11.22-320-3078-101
in road games5-10-3.263-114-22.3614-788-1147-775-93646-692
on the road when the total is 7 or less2-4-1.220-30-0.261-72+7.52-317-2554-64
in May games3-4-0.426-35-6.8233-243-39.34-332-27211-242
when playing on Friday2-4-1.625-32+1204-242-52.72-427-26214-206
in games played on a grass field12-22-8139-219-491269-1401-261.517-16157-1841256-1300
in night games6-10-3.668-111-22.5607-726-136.49-685-83622-646
against right-handed starters8-17-895-166-52.3967-1098-214.712-12120-130968-1011
after a win3-8-4.449-88-29.8614-711-1958-359-67622-644
when playing against a team with a winning record6-7+0.468-114-19.4588-731-104.29-481-94631-634

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 games18-15+1.6209-153+24.91620-1237-16.312-20157-1891335-1377
when the total is 7 or less11-8+2.558-54-4.7208-168-179-949-55166-167
as a home favorite of -150 to -1751-1-0.724-12+4.4244-135+24.50-112-21186-175
as a home favorite of -175 to -2001-0+120-9+3.1151-86-9.50-112-16115-107
in home games10-80115-68+18.1862-572-16.86-1176-99663-688
at home when the total is 7 or less7-4+2.434-25-0.6115-77-3.85-529-2383-82
in May games1-6-6.730-34-9.2282-205+14.52-533-28234-234
when playing on Friday4-1+3.436-21+12.6259-186+18.42-325-30195-225
when playing with a day off3-2+1.628-14+14203-151-2.72-321-18151-185
in games played on a grass field18-15+1.6206-151+23.41493-1159-40.812-20154-1871236-1283
in night games13-10+1.4144-108+7.81102-868-60.611-11109-133893-969
against right-handed starters14-14-1.5150-102+24.11191-893-19.811-16110-126965-1004
after a loss7-7-282-67+4.4712-515+42.33-1064-78591-577
when playing against a team with a losing record6-8-3.4109-76+4.4798-551-304-966-108611-679
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
4/25/2014VILLANUEVA(R)@ MILWAUKEEGARZA(R)2-5L1608 unU5411290
4/26/2014WOOD(L)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)3-5L1507.5 ovO410860
4/27/2014HAMMEL(R)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)4-0W1357.5 unU952350
4/29/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)@ CINCINNATISIMON(R)2-3L1207.5 unU88011110
4/30/2014JACKSON(R)@ CINCINNATICINGRANI(L)9-4W1707.5 unO13110752
5/2/2014WOOD(L)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)6-5W+1508 unO1261840
5/3/2014ARRIETA(R)ST LOUISWACHA(R)3-0W+1658 unU660780
5/4/2014HAMMEL(R)ST LOUISLYNN(R)4-5L+1207 unO5801171
5/5/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)CHI WHITE SOXQUINTANA(L)1-3L-1256.5 unU472680
5/6/2014JACKSON(R)CHI WHITE SOXNOESI(R)1-5L-1357 ovU4601160
5/7/2014WOOD(L)@ CHI WHITE SOXDANKS(L)3-8L-1058.5 ovO4311180
5/8/2014ARRIETA(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXCARROLL(R)12-5W1109 unO1513113111
5/9/2014HAMMEL(R)@ ATLANTATEHERAN(R) 
5/10/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)@ ATLANTASANTANA(R) 
5/11/2014JACKSON(R)@ ATLANTAWOOD(L) 
5/12/2014WOOD(L)@ ST LOUISLYONS(L) 
5/13/2014ARRIETA(R)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R) 
5/14/2014HAMMEL(R)@ ST LOUISWACHA(R) 
5/15/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R) 
5/16/2014 MILWAUKEE  

ATLANTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/25/2014SANTANA(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)5-4W-1307 evO10401170
4/26/2014HALE(R)CINCINNATILEAKE(R)4-1W-1257.5 unU840230
4/27/2014TEHERAN(R)CINCINNATICUETO(R)1-0W-1056.5 ovU790560
4/29/2014WOOD(L)@ MIAMIFERNANDEZ(R)0-9L1206 unO3511340
4/30/2014HARANG(R)@ MIAMIEOVALDI(R)3-9L-1107 ovO6311580
5/1/2014SANTANA(R)@ MIAMIALVAREZ(R)4-5L-1357.5 unO9801080
5/2/2014MINOR(L)SAN FRANCISCOLINCECUM(R)1-2L-1307.5 unU8120870
5/3/2014TEHERAN(R)SAN FRANCISCOVOGELSONG(R)1-3L-1707.5 unU570421
5/4/2014WOOD(L)SAN FRANCISCOBUMGARNER(L)1-4L-1307 unU46010101
5/5/2014HARANG(R)ST LOUISMILLER(R)3-4L-1057.5 evU981970
5/6/2014FLOYD(R)ST LOUISLYONS(L)2-1W-1158 unU860650
5/7/2014MINOR(L)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)1-7L+1057 unO7711370
5/9/2014TEHERAN(R)CHICAGO CUBSHAMMEL(R) 
5/10/2014SANTANA(R)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R) 
5/11/2014WOOD(L)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R) 
5/12/2014HARANG(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOLINCECUM(R) 
5/13/2014MINOR(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOVOGELSONG(R) 
5/14/2014TEHERAN(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOBUMGARNER(L) 
5/16/2014 @ ST LOUIS  
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 Games12-21-6.917-153.90.2300.2954.20.2530.317
Road Games5-10-3.27-73.70.2270.2784.10.2570.326
vs Right-handed Starters8-16-712-113.90.2260.2894.30.2640.326
Past 7 Games3-4-0.44-34.30.2100.2914.40.2670.324
Grass Games12-21-6.917-153.90.2300.2954.20.2530.317
Night Games6-10-3.69-64.60.2400.3074.20.2570.322
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2300.29533112926081290.031231043042222626222927
Road Games3.70.2270.2781553812237140.0353381461210413111511
Righty Starters3.90.2260.2892482218655200.0289732281716516152122
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.791.36599.74642871049973-84450%
Road Games1.781.08650.7101033122492-22250%

ATLANTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games18-15+1.612-203.20.2340.2913.10.2310.287
Home Games10-806-113.20.2390.2923.00.2330.288
vs Right-handed Starters14-14-1.611-163.00.2270.2853.40.2420.295
Past 7 Games1-6-6.72-51.90.2200.2863.70.2520.296
Grass Games18-15+1.612-203.20.2340.2913.10.2310.287
Night Games13-10+1.411-113.60.2520.3073.70.2420.300
ATLANTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.20.2340.29133111826289340.0399902971923724212519
Home Games3.20.2390.2921859814346180.03574516071301481210
Righty Starters3.00.2270.2852895021673280.0380772461619922212217
ATLANTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.001.184873229734301027-311378.6%
Home Games2.661.16450.7161539220665-16185.7%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JASON HAMMEL recent results and season statistics
JASON HAMMEL - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.430.8114-1640.76.811112459324-2+2.83-3
Road Starts1.740.7742-1320.76.9441016172-1+1.80-3
Last 3 Starts1.800.9002-03206.7441414162-1+1.42-1
JASON HAMMEL - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/4/2014ST LOUIS4-5+1207Loss,Over 6337025LYNN(R)
4/27/2014at MILWAUKEE4-0+1357.5Win,UnderW7003027PERALTA(R)
4/22/2014ARIZONA9-2-1157Win,OverW7114104MCCARTHY(R)

JULIO TEHERAN recent results and season statistics
JULIO TEHERAN - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts1.800.8802-27507.113103569335-2+2.92-5
Home Starts1.930.9290-14287.0962254213-1+1.31-3
Last 3 Starts1.640.6820-13227.3441243202-1+0.30-3
JULIO TEHERAN - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/3/2014SAN FRANCISCO1-3-1707.5Loss,UnderL7334307VOGELSONG(R)
4/27/2014CINCINNATI1-0-1056.5Win,Under 8003025CUETO(R)
4/21/2014MIAMI4-2-1857.5Win,Under 7115118KOEHLER(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
ATLANTA is 8-5 (+0.8 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
9 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.3 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
ATLANTA is 5-2 (+1.4 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.4 Units)
Games played at ATLANTA this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JASON HAMMEL vs. ATLANTA since 1997
HAMMEL is 1-3 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 6.39 and a WHIP of 1.742.
His team's record is 3-3 (+0.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-5. (-4.5 units)
JASON HAMMEL recent starts vs. ATLANTA
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/16/2012at ATLANTA5-0+1507.5Win,UnderW9001028BEACHY(R)
7/18/2011ATLANTA4-7-12510Loss,OverL5648231LOWE(R)
8/23/2010ATLANTA5-4+1008Win,Over 6.3339206HUDSON(R)

JULIO TEHERAN vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
TEHERAN is 1-0 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.182.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (+0.1 units)
JULIO TEHERAN recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/22/2013at CHICAGO CUBS5-2-1557.5Win,UnderW6114007JACKSON(R)
4/6/2013CHICAGO CUBS6-5-1707.5Win,Over 5558212VILLANUEVA(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 ATLANTA in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1104, -17.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 49.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (147-150, -25.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ATLANTA games 52.6% of the time since 1997. (1223-1100, +9.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ATLANTA games 54.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (168-138, +10.7 units)
Edge=CHICAGO CUBS
 
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 51.1% of the time since 1997. (998-954, -100.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 54.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (145-121, +8.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ATLANTA games 49.9% of the time since 1997. (904-908, -124.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ATLANTA games 50.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (126-123, -13.9 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
[P] 05/07/2014 - Pedro Strop 15-day DL (5/7) ( Groin )
[CF] 05/03/2014 - Ryan Sweeney 15-day DL (5/3) ( Hamstring )
[P] 04/27/2014 - Jose Veras 15-day DL (4/25) ( Oblique )
[CF] 04/24/2014 - Justin Ruggiano 15-day DL (4/24) ( Hamstring )
[P] 03/31/2014 - James McDonald 60-day DL (2/23) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/28/2014 - Kyuji Fujikawa 60-day DL (3/21) ( Elbow )
ATLANTA
[P] 05/06/2014 - Ervin Santana is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start Saturday vs. Chicago Cubs ( Thumb )
[P] 03/29/2014 - Cory Gearrin 60-day DL (3/26) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/29/2014 - Brandon Beachy 60-day DL (3/21), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 03/28/2014 - Kris Medlen 60-day DL (3/21), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 03/28/2014 - Jonny Venters 60-day DL (3/21) ( Elbow )
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