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CHICAGO CUBS (8-7) AT CINCINNATI (9-7) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
955: CHICAGO CUBS
956: CINCINNATI
8.5
+155
8-7
9-7
7-7-1
6-8-2
4.4 / 4.0
4.5 / 3.4
(L) J LESTER
(R) T ADLEMAN
0-0
0-0
1.00
0.00
1.06
0.00
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy   Temperature: 54.0 °
Humidity: 47   Wind: South at 3.5 MPH (3 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-211 
CINCINNATIADLEMAN +211 
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 games8-7-3.8223-141+18.61607-1693-257.67-7166-1791548-1608
when the total is 8 to 8.53-1+1.478-40+14.4528-540-68.12-259-56532-508
as a road favorite of -175 or more1-0+122-11+0.541-20+1.81-019-933-21
in road games4-2+1106-75+12.1745-901-105.13-292-77771-794
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.52-0+241-22+10.4277-314-302-034-27306-272
in April games8-7-3.837-20+8238-252-48.97-729-22243-222
when playing on Friday0-2-3.234-24-0.8249-275-49.40-227-28255-238
when playing with a day off2-1+0.731-20+2.9180-207-511-220-30185-181
against division opponents6-6-4.5106-62+15.2767-771-104.77-487-72735-734
in night games4-4-2.2134-80+26.2775-844-106.13-490-112748-791
against right-handed starters4-7-7.8167-106+10.81181-1258-198.65-5127-1311144-1190
after a win4-3-0.5134-84+12774-828-181.43-498-107753-775
when playing against a team with a winning record4-1+2.2114-74+20737-847-84.43-287-94761-759

CINCINNATI team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games9-7+4.5140-200-35.31575-1691-836-8176-1461539-1551
when the total is 8 to 8.56-2+6.552-73-11.7482-536-45.62-471-52490-492
as a home underdog of +125 to +1751-0+1.413-29-10.392-150-19.31-024-14114-109
in home games4-6-2.275-97-19.6821-813-1054-694-67801-741
at home when the total is 8 to 8.51-1-0.128-41-12.4256-277-58.50-244-25285-230
in April games9-7+4.529-33-0.4247-254+0.86-828-28245-231
when playing on Friday1-1+0.419-33-10.8252-263-7.11-124-23236-247
against division opponents6-4+4.371-91+0.5760-770+3.84-485-66728-710
in night games6-4+4.194-133-20.61016-1105-70.43-6118-971002-1013
against left-handed starters0-2-2.229-49-13.9426-462-33.81-140-34412-434
after a loss4-2+2.981-115-16.7816-856-0.23-2101-88807-784
when playing against a team with a winning record3-2+1.566-115-26.6687-868-47.72-395-77722-747
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
4/7/2017ANDERSON(L)@ MILWAUKEENELSON(R)1-2L-1659 unU690791
4/8/2017HENDRICKS(R)@ MILWAUKEEMILONE(L)11-6W-1758.5 ovO17110740
4/9/2017ARRIETA(R)@ MILWAUKEEDAVIES(R)7-4W-1708 ovO1180422
4/10/2017LESTER(L)LA DODGERSWOOD(L)3-2W-1408.5 unU6103682
4/12/2017LACKEY(R)LA DODGERSMCCARTHY(R)0-2L-1307.5 unU551591
4/13/2017ANDERSON(L)LA DODGERSRYU(L)4-0W-1207.5 unU860690
4/14/2017HENDRICKS(R)PITTSBURGHCOLE(R)2-4L-1557 evU71111051
4/15/2017ARRIETA(R)PITTSBURGHGLASNOW(R)7-8L-24510.5 evO9701031
4/16/2017LESTER(L)PITTSBURGHTAILLON(R)1-6L-1658 ovU782651
4/17/2017LACKEY(R)MILWAUKEEANDERSON(R)3-6L-1857 ovO9711040
4/18/2017ANDERSON(L)MILWAUKEENELSON(R)9-7W-1659.5 unO14701040
4/19/2017HENDRICKS(R)MILWAUKEEMILONE(L)7-4W-2007 unO970681
4/21/2017LESTER(L)@ CINCINNATIADLEMAN(R) 
4/22/2017ARRIETA(R)@ CINCINNATIREED(L) 
4/23/2017LACKEY(R)@ CINCINNATIARROYO(R) 
4/24/2017ANDERSON(L)@ PITTSBURGHKUHL(R) 
4/25/2017HENDRICKS(R)@ PITTSBURGHCOLE(R) 
4/26/2017LESTER(L)@ PITTSBURGHGLASNOW(R) 
4/28/2017 @ BOSTON  

CINCINNATI - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/7/2017GARRETT(L)@ ST LOUISLEAKE(R)2-0W1558 ovU760240
4/8/2017ARROYO(R)@ ST LOUISWACHA(R)4-10L1808.5 evO73010120
4/9/2017FELDMAN(R)@ ST LOUISMARTINEZ(R)8-0W1708 ovP1180653
4/10/2017FINNEGAN(L)@ PITTSBURGHGLASNOW(R)7-1W1208.5 ovU880482
4/11/2017DAVIS(R)@ PITTSBURGHTAILLON(R)6-2W1708 ovP10616110
4/12/2017GARRETT(L)@ PITTSBURGHNOVA(R)9-2W1508 ovO1580761
4/13/2017ARROYO(R)MILWAUKEENELSON(R)1-5L+1059 unU5401040
4/14/2017FELDMAN(R)MILWAUKEEMILONE(L)4-10L-1209 unO8601281
4/15/2017FINNEGAN(L)MILWAUKEEDAVIES(R)7-5W-1109 unO1190770
4/16/2017ROMANO(R)MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)2-4L-1159 unU552570
4/18/2017ARROYO(R)BALTIMOREGAUSMAN(R)9-3W+1409 unO11100761
4/19/2017GARRETT(L)BALTIMOREJIMENEZ(R)0-2L-1059 unU260960
4/20/2017FELDMAN(R)BALTIMOREMILEY(L)1-2L+1059 unU210530
4/21/2017ADLEMAN(R)CHICAGO CUBSLESTER(L) 
4/22/2017REED(L)CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R) 
4/23/2017ARROYO(R)CHICAGO CUBSLACKEY(R) 
4/24/2017GARRETT(L)@ MILWAUKEEGARZA(R) 
4/25/2017FELDMAN(R)@ MILWAUKEEDAVIES(R) 
4/26/2017ADLEMAN(R)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R) 
4/28/2017 @ 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-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games8-7-3.87-74.40.2520.3260.3800.7064.00.2170.2930.3820.674
Road Games4-2+13-25.00.2600.3330.3740.7083.50.1970.2760.3250.601
vs Right-handed Starters4-7-7.85-53.70.2400.3060.3610.6684.40.2250.2950.3970.692
Past 7 Games3-4-4.54-34.70.2620.3270.4250.7525.00.2460.3130.4660.779
Grass Games8-7-3.87-74.40.2520.3260.3800.7064.00.2170.2930.3820.674
Night Games4-4-2.23-44.00.2550.3330.3500.6843.70.2190.2910.3720.664
Division6-6-4.57-44.90.2600.3280.3930.7214.70.2260.2970.4130.710
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.40.2520.32615519131243120.38065571371112015121410
Road Games5.00.2600.3336219578150.3743024553527422
Righty Starters3.70.2400.306113799116380.361403698886139109
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.531.19651242035726563-43442.9%
Road Games3.261.13819.37710312230-220100%

CINCINNATI - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games9-7+4.56-84.50.2420.2980.4260.7253.40.2110.2940.3510.645
Home Games4-6-2.24-63.60.2210.2780.3880.6663.90.2270.2990.4080.706
vs Left-handed Starters0-2-2.21-12.50.1520.1760.3030.4806.00.2390.3160.4080.725
Past 7 Games2-5-33-43.40.1970.2630.3500.6134.40.2340.3000.4210.721
Grass Games9-7+4.56-84.50.2420.2980.4260.7253.40.2110.2940.3510.645
Night Games6-4+4.13-64.10.2200.2770.3640.6412.70.2010.2620.2990.561
Division6-4+4.34-45.00.2550.3100.4490.7583.90.2120.3060.3540.660
CINCINNATI - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2420.29816530128285200.42669431081697124116
Home Games3.60.2210.2781031770143110.3883525728587384
Lefty Starters2.50.1520.176266101030.3034223071012
CINCINNATI - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.431.03566.7191843526854-25271.4%
Home Games2.981.06342.3141431514572-23175%
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 Starts1.001.0560-03186.0221405171-2-20-2
Road Starts1.801.8000-0155.01170270-1-1.40-0
Last 3 Starts1.001.0560-03186.0221405171-2-20-2
JON LESTER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/16/2017PITTSBURGH1-6-1658Loss,Under 7003023TAILLON(R)
4/10/2017LA DODGERS3-2-1408.5Win,Under 6114017WOOD(L)
4/2/2017at ST LOUIS3-4-1357Loss 5117027MARTINEZ(R)

TIM ADLEMAN recent results and season statistics
TIM ADLEMAN - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Home Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Last 3 Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
TIM ADLEMAN - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
10/1/2016CHICAGO CUBS7-4+2008.5Win,OverW5336024LESTER(L)
9/26/2016at ST LOUIS15-2+2258Win,OverW7224004GARCIA(L)
9/19/2016at CHICAGO CUBS2-5+2359.5Loss,Under 6.3225205HAMMEL(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 28-10 (+11.0 Units) against CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
25 of 35 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+14.7 Units)
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 15-4 (+9.1 Units) against CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
14 of 16 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+12.2 Units)
Games played at CINCINNATI this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JON LESTER vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
LESTER is 3-1 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 3.32 and a WHIP of 0.938.
His team's record is 8-1 (+5.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-2. (+3.8 units)
JON LESTER recent starts vs. CINCINNATI
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
10/1/2016at CINCINNATI4-7-2208.5Loss,OverL5556136ADLEMAN(R)
9/20/2016CINCINNATI6-1-2708Win,UnderW7116005SMITH(R)
6/28/2016at CINCINNATI7-2-2309Win 7.7113114LAMB(L)

TIM ADLEMAN vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
ADLEMAN is 1-0 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.147.
His team's record is 1-1 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (+0.0 units)
TIM ADLEMAN recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
10/1/2016CHICAGO CUBS7-4+2008.5Win,OverW5336024LESTER(L)
9/19/2016at CHICAGO CUBS2-5+2359.5Loss,Under 6.3225205HAMMEL(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 Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1302, -9.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 53% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (170-151, -1.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CINCINNATI games 50.5% of the time since 1997. (1370-1344, -111.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CINCINNATI games 51.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (155-144, -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 51.7% of the time since 1997. (1242-1159, -90.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 58% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (192-139, +33.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CINCINNATI games 51.6% of the time since 1997. (1111-1043, -80.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CINCINNATI games 47.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (143-157, -38.8 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
[2B] 04/17/2017 - Tommy La Stella out indefinitely ( Personal )
CINCINNATI
[P] 04/21/2017 - Tony Cingrani 10-day DL ( Oblique )
[P] 04/16/2017 - Brandon Finnegan 10-day DL (4/16) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/12/2017 - Rookie Davis 10-day DL (4/12) ( Forearm )
[P] 04/03/2017 - Nefi Ogando 10-day DL (3/30) ( Hand )
[C] 04/02/2017 - Devin Mesoraco 10-day DL (3/30) ( Hip )
[P] 04/02/2017 - Anthony DeSclafa 60-day DL (4/2) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2017 - Austin Brice 10-day DL (4/2) ( Undisclosed )
[P] 04/02/2017 - Nick Travieso 60-day DL (4/2) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/31/2017 - Homer Bailey 60-day DL ( Elbow )
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