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Matchup Reports

Friday at 8:15 PM
CHICAGO CUBS (38-27) AT ST LOUIS (36-30) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
907: CHICAGO CUBS
908: ST LOUIS
8.5
+102
38-27
36-30
26-38-1
25-37-4
4.9 / 3.5
4.3 / 4.0
(L) J LESTER
(R) M WACHA
7-2
8-1
2.22
2.46
1.09
1.11
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 66.0 °
Humidity: 23   Wind: from the West at 11.5 gusting to 19.6 MPH (10 gusting to 17
 
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-122 
ST LOUISWACHA +122 
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 games38-27-2.2248-167-91733-1789-269.526-38186-2101644-1724
when the total is 8 to 8.513-13-6.882-62-16.8564-578-86.89-1765-76562-550
on the road when the money line is +125 to -12510-9+0.635-40-6.8380-431-56.97-1127-45361-411
in road games19-14+1.5117-91-4.1806-953-108.812-2095-102813-859
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.56-9-6.239-37-13.4293-338-45.16-936-38323-294
in June games8-4+2.239-29-4.1276-305-60.54-826-41261-295
when playing on Friday7-4+0.741-25+3.9269-291-51.44-727-37269-260
when playing with a day off5-4-0.438-18+13.8198-218-46.15-428-27202-192
against division opponents17-13+0.1113-68+5.9824-808-99.99-2089-87774-787
in night games19-15-1.2146-89+20.1848-893-96.815-19104-121805-852
against right-handed starters28-23-4.8184-125-11.41278-1332-209.620-30141-1561217-1283
after getting shut out3-2+0.614-11+0.9102-125-34.31-49-15100-119
after a loss16-9+3.2104-60+12.8882-887-6212-1373-84826-872
when playing against a team with a winning record21-17-2.1119-93-6.8789-901-100.415-2392-114803-819

ST LOUIS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games36-30-4.4205-185-201966-1625+21.225-37189-1831704-1710
when the total is 8 to 8.518-16-5.8103-87-11.2683-542+25.69-2389-95590-591
at home when the money line is +125 to -1258-3+4.625-31-8.7284-243+23.24-621-29235-263
in home games20-16-5.4102-96-351065-732+35.212-2290-99814-886
at home when the total is 8 to 8.513-11-559-54-22.2381-267+5.76-1747-63280-342
in June games6-6-431-35-12.7292-284-50.64-830-33267-276
when playing on Friday6-3+2.631-30-2.8299-267-15.74-427-32262-267
when playing with a day off5-6-2.819-34-23.2234-200+0.36-428-24204-199
against division opponents22-12+8.298-88-5.8913-736-12.614-1882-96790-784
in night games18-17-6.5134-122-17.21268-1073-21.113-20130-1151112-1106
against left-handed starters8-8-3.347-48-12510-478-69.27-946-42457-478
after a loss18-11+2.9101-82+4.5911-710+96.110-1687-84774-765
when playing against a team with a winning record17-13+1.385-88-8.4829-776+1312-1584-76746-766
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
6/1/2018CHATWOOD(R)@ NY METSWHEELER(R)7-4W-1059 unO17100670
6/2/2018MONTGOMERY(L)@ NY METSDEGROM(R)7-1W1007 ovO171727113
6/3/2018LESTER(L)@ NY METSMATZ(L)2-0W-1507.5 unU541370
6/5/2018HENDRICKS(R)PHILADELPHIAEFLIN(R)1-6L-2007.5 unU880990
6/6/2018QUINTANA(L)PHILADELPHIANOLA(R)7-5W-1307.5 unO650662
6/7/2018CHATWOOD(R)PHILADELPHIAPIVETTA(R)4-3W-1158 ovU6326133
6/8/2018MONTGOMERY(L)PITTSBURGHKUHL(R)3-1W-1558 unU960990
6/9/2018LESTER(L)PITTSBURGHKINGHAM(R)2-0W-1708 ovU690130
6/10/2018HENDRICKS(R)PITTSBURGHNOVA(R)1-7L-1859 unU450972
6/11/2018QUINTANA(L)@ MILWAUKEEGUERRA(R)7-2W-1158.5 unO1080852
6/12/2018CHATWOOD(R)@ MILWAUKEEANDERSON(R)0-4L1109.5 unU231760
6/13/2018MONTGOMERY(L)@ MILWAUKEECHACIN(R)0-1L1008.5 ovU691440
6/15/2018LESTER(L)@ ST LOUISWACHA(R) 
6/16/2018HENDRICKS(R)@ ST LOUISMARTINEZ(R) 
6/17/2018QUINTANA(L)@ ST LOUISFLAHERTY(R) 
6/18/2018CHATWOOD(R)LA DODGERSMAEDA(R) 
6/19/2018MONTGOMERY(L)LA DODGERS  
6/20/2018LESTER(L)LA DODGERSSTRIPLING(R) 
6/21/2018HENDRICKS(R)@ CINCINNATIHARVEY(R) 
6/22/2018 @ CINCINNATI  

ST LOUIS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/1/2018MIKOLAS(R)PITTSBURGHTAILLON(R)0-4L-1158 unU441980
6/2/2018WEAVER(R)PITTSBURGHKUHL(R)3-2W-1508.5 ovU570530
6/3/2018WACHA(R)PITTSBURGHKINGHAM(R)5-0W-1208.5 ovU650242
6/5/2018MARTINEZ(R)MIAMIURENA(R)4-7L-2057.5 ovO12629100
6/6/2018FLAHERTY(R)MIAMICHEN(L)3-11L-1958.5 evO87317110
6/7/2018MIKOLAS(R)MIAMIRICHARDS(R)4-1W-2258 ovU1171460
6/8/2018WEAVER(R)@ CINCINNATIHARVEY(R)7-6W-1309.5 ovO87013121
6/9/2018WACHA(R)@ CINCINNATICASTILLO(R)6-4W1009.5 unO76010100
6/10/2018MARTINEZ(R)@ CINCINNATIDESCLAFANI(R)3-6L-1209.5 ovU1190581
6/11/2018FLAHERTY(R)SAN DIEGOLYLES(R)5-2W-1758.5 unU1260461
6/12/2018MIKOLAS(R)SAN DIEGOSTRAHM(L)2-4L-1808.5 evU530730
6/13/2018WEAVER(R)SAN DIEGOLAUER(L)2-4L-1908.5 evU8501060
6/15/2018WACHA(R)CHICAGO CUBSLESTER(L) 
6/16/2018MARTINEZ(R)CHICAGO CUBSHENDRICKS(R) 
6/17/2018FLAHERTY(R)CHICAGO CUBSQUINTANA(L) 
6/18/2018MIKOLAS(R)@ PHILADELPHIAPIVETTA(R) 
6/19/2018WEAVER(R)@ PHILADELPHIAVELASQUEZ(R) 
6/20/2018WACHA(R)@ PHILADELPHIAARRIETA(R) 
6/21/2018MARTINEZ(R)@ MILWAUKEEGUERRA(R) 
6/22/2018 @ MILWAUKEE  
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 Games38-27-2.326-384.90.2570.3310.4050.7363.50.2140.3030.3390.642
Road Games19-14+1.512-205.00.2620.3370.4040.7413.00.2040.2920.3200.612
vs Right-handed Starters28-23-4.820-304.50.2540.3290.3950.7243.40.2120.3010.3440.645
Past 7 Games4-3+0.11-62.40.1970.2650.2570.5222.60.1960.2790.2980.577
Grass Games38-27-2.326-384.90.2570.3310.4050.7363.50.2140.3030.3390.642
Night Games19-15-1.215-195.10.2640.3350.4100.7443.40.2220.3080.3460.653
Division17-13+0.19-204.20.2550.3260.3880.7142.80.1930.2740.3090.582
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.90.2570.33165228458811418620.4053032535552951849445629
Road Games5.00.2620.337331252328668320.4041531423191430026223617
Righty Starters4.50.2540.3295117804528312480.3952201984332141339324521
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.661.203243.779721771511625315-619579.2%
Road Games1.821.122128.32826864581387-68372.7%

ST LOUIS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games36-30-4.425-374.30.2420.3080.3860.6944.00.2390.3090.3610.670
Home Games20-16-5.412-224.10.2450.3060.3760.6823.80.2270.2880.3460.634
vs Left-handed Starters8-8-3.37-94.30.2220.3080.3630.6714.20.2690.3230.3910.714
Past 7 Games4-3-0.92-54.10.2610.3040.4200.7253.90.2260.3120.3420.654
Grass Games36-30-4.425-374.30.2420.3080.3860.6944.00.2390.3090.3610.670
Night Games18-17-6.513-204.30.2500.3180.3940.7124.10.2470.3130.3700.683
Division22-12+8.214-184.70.2420.3220.4000.7223.90.2440.3130.3690.682
ST LOUIS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.30.2420.308662229540803780.3862692115702744159475821
Home Games4.10.2450.306361199294471360.3761391052771423735263110
Lefty Starters4.30.2220.30816540120182180.363656714381151613134
ST LOUIS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.391.416227.3116111223289922111-11171160.7%
Home Games4.061.274124595610816501178-67653.8%
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 Starts2.221.0917-213775.92319578276610-3+6.25-8
Road Starts2.881.1314-1740.75.8141332714375-2+2.92-5
Last 3 Starts1.800.8003-03206.7441125183-0+31-2
JON LESTER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/9/2018PITTSBURGH2-0-1708Win,UnderW7001025KINGHAM(R)
6/3/2018at NY METS2-0-1507.5Win,UnderW7002037MATZ(L)
5/29/2018at PITTSBURGH8-6-1308.5Win,OverW6448206KINGHAM(R)

MICHAEL WACHA recent results and season statistics
MICHAEL WACHA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.461.1098-11376.75.92421555306710-3+6.36-7
Home Starts1.851.0895-0848.76.1121036217467-1+5.43-5
Last 3 Starts1.330.7873-0320.36.833719173-0+31-2
MICHAEL WACHA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/9/2018at CINCINNATI6-4+1009.5Win,OverW5.7224136CASTILLO(R)
6/3/2018PITTSBURGH5-0-1208.5Win,UnderW8001028KINGHAM(R)
5/29/2018at MILWAUKEE6-1+1058.5Win,UnderW6.7112043DAVIES(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 25-18 (+2.0 Units) against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
23 of 41 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.3 Units)
Games this season
ST LOUIS is 4-1 (+3.1 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.7 Units)

All games at ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 12-10 (+2.1 Units) against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
13 of 21 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.1 Units)
Games played at ST LOUIS this season.
ST LOUIS is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/6/2018CHICAGO CUBS3-110 Under92080LESTER(L) 5.3264
 ST LOUIS4+1008.5 ovWin1020111WACHA(R) 5.3163
5/5/2018CHICAGO CUBS6+115 Over122091CHATWOOD(R) 4335
 ST LOUIS8-1258.5 ovWin71290WEAVER(R) 4461
5/4/2018CHICAGO CUBS2-105 Under100091QUINTANA(L)L4054
 ST LOUIS3-1058 ovWin91092MIKOLAS(R)W7070
4/19/2018ST LOUIS5+110 Over50160WEAVER(R)L4691
 CHICAGO CUBS8-1207 ovWin1410103LESTER(L)W6021
4/17/2018ST LOUIS5+110  710121WAINWRIGHT(R)W5044
 CHICAGO CUBS3-1207.5 ovOver610110CHATWOOD(R)L4.7217
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JON LESTER vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
LESTER is 8-5 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 2.10 and a WHIP of 1.016.
His team's record is 11-8 (+2.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-12. (-7.8 units)
JON LESTER recent starts vs. ST LOUIS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/6/2018at ST LOUIS3-4-1108.5Loss,Under 5.3226144WACHA(R)
4/19/2018ST LOUIS8-5-1207Win,OverW6102017WEAVER(R)
9/25/2017at ST LOUIS10-2+1308Win,OverW6115124WEAVER(R)

MICHAEL WACHA vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
WACHA is 4-8 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 6.06 and a WHIP of 1.529.
His team's record is 6-10 (-5.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-11. (-8.1 units)
MICHAEL WACHA recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/6/2018CHICAGO CUBS4-3+1008.5Win,Under 5.3216135LESTER(L)
9/27/2017CHICAGO CUBS1-5-1058.5Loss,UnderL6557118LACKEY(R)
9/16/2017at CHICAGO CUBS1-4+1359.5Loss,UnderL5.7336057HENDRICKS(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 52.1% of the time since 1997. (1520-1400, -1.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 51.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (192-182, +1.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ST LOUIS games 51.5% of the time since 1997. (1507-1419, -19.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ST LOUIS games 53.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (178-155, +10.2 units)
No Edge.
 
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 51.4% of the time since 1997. (1334-1261, -115.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (196-177, -6.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ST LOUIS games 50.3% of the time since 1997. (1236-1222, -159.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ST LOUIS games 48% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (165-179, -38.2 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
[P] 05/30/2018 - Carl Edwards Jr. 10-day DL (05/30) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/26/2018 - Yu Darvish 10-day DL (05/23) ( Triceps )
[P] 04/21/2018 - Eddie Butler 60-day DL (04/20) ( Groin )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Drew Smyly 60-day DL (02/16) ( Elbow )
ST LOUIS
[P] 06/10/2018 - Alex Reyes is out for season ( Side )
[P] 06/09/2018 - Tyler Lyons 10-day DL (06/06) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/27/2018 - Greg Holland 10-day DL (05/26) ( Hip )
[P] 05/19/2018 - Matt Bowman 10-day DL (05/17) ( Finger )
[3B] 05/18/2018 - Paul DeJong 10-day DL (05/18) ( Hand )
[P] 05/16/2018 - Luke Gregerson 10-day DL (05/16) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/15/2018 - Adam Wainwright 60-day DL (05/14) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/07/2018 - Dominic Leone 60-day DL (05/06) ( Arm )
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