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ATLANTA (5-17) AT CHICAGO CUBS (16-5) 
Premium Matchup Information Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
901: ATLANTA
902: CHICAGO CUBS
7.0
-275
5-17
16-5
13-7-2
12-8-1
3.4 / 5.3
6.2 / 2.7
(R) A BLAIR
(L) J LESTER
0-1
2-1
5.07
1.98
1.50
0.84
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy   Temperature: 54.0 °
Humidity: 51   Wind: Southwest at 11.5 MPH (10 KT)
 
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
AARON BLAIR recent results and season statistics
AARON BLAIR - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts5.071.5010-115.35.33360210-1-10-1
Road Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Last 3 Starts5.071.5010-115.35.33360210-1-10-1
AARON BLAIR - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/24/2016NY METS2-3+1507.5Loss,UnderL5.3336021DEGROM(R)

JON LESTER recent results and season statistics
JON LESTER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts1.980.8422-1427.36.8661835233-1+0.72-2
Home Starts2.700.9750-1213.36.744924151-1-1.31-1
Last 3 Starts2.210.9351-1320.36.8551435192-1-0.32-1
JON LESTER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/22/2016at CINCINNATI8-1-2108.5Win,OverW7115114MOSCOT(R)
4/17/2016COLORADO0-2-2307Loss,UnderL7.31141210CHATWOOD(R)
4/11/2016CINCINNATI5-3-1857Win,Over 6335125FINNEGAN(L)
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
AARON BLAIR vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
No recent starts.
AARON BLAIR recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.

JON LESTER vs. ATLANTA since 1997
LESTER is 3-2 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 2.78 and a WHIP of 1.237.
His team's record is 3-2 (+0.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-3. (-2.1 units)
JON LESTER recent starts vs. ATLANTA
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/18/2015at ATLANTA4-0-1607.5Win,UnderW7.3002017BANUELOS(L)
8/17/2014at ATLANTA3-4-1407LossL6436215MINOR(L)
5/27/2014at ATLANTA6-3-1057Win,OverW6338137HARANG(R)
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.
ATLANTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/15/2016PEREZ(R)@ MIAMICHEN(L)6-3W1878 ovO83212130
4/16/2016NORRIS(R)@ MIAMIKOEHLER(R)6-4W1258.5 ovO1050891
4/17/2016CHACIN(R)@ MIAMICOSART(R)6-5W1158 unO780751
4/19/2016PEREZ(R)LA DODGERSWOOD(L)8-1W+1958 ovO1080573
4/20/2016TEHERAN(R)LA DODGERSSTRIPLING(R)3-5L+1408 ovP7821081
4/21/2016WISLER(R)LA DODGERSKERSHAW(L)1-2L+2556.5 unU11839131
4/22/2016NORRIS(R)NY METSHARVEY(R)3-6L+1808 unO101011061
4/23/2016CHACIN(R)NY METSMATZ(L)2-8L+1357.5 unO108115120
4/24/2016BLAIR(R)NY METSDEGROM(R)2-3L+1507.5 unU1290750
4/25/2016TEHERAN(R)BOSTONPORCELLO(R)0-1L+1107.5 unU462680
4/26/2016WISLER(R)BOSTONPRICE(L)4-11L+2007 ovO8801351
4/27/2016NORRIS(R)@ BOSTONWRIGHT(R)4-9L1859 ovO6801171
4/28/2016CHACIN(R)@ BOSTONBUCHHOLZ(R)5-3W1808.5 unU121021090
4/29/2016BLAIR(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSLESTER(L) 
4/30/2016TEHERAN(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSLACKEY(R) 
5/1/2016WISLER(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSHAMMEL(R) 
5/2/2016NORRIS(R)@ NY METSCOLON(R) 
5/3/2016CHACIN(R)@ NY METSHARVEY(R) 
5/4/2016BLAIR(R)@ NY METSMATZ(L) 
5/6/2016 ARIZONA  

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/15/2016HENDRICKS(R)COLORADOBETTIS(R)1-6L-2307.5 unU4641081
4/16/2016ARRIETA(R)COLORADOBERGMAN(R)6-2W-3057 unO860731
4/17/2016LESTER(L)COLORADOCHATWOOD(R)0-2L-2307 ovU351530
4/18/2016LACKEY(R)@ ST LOUISLEAKE(R)5-0W-1158 ovU950571
4/19/2016HAMMEL(R)@ ST LOUISGARCIA(L)2-1W1057.5 unU590780
4/20/2016HENDRICKS(R)@ ST LOUISMARTINEZ(R)3-5L1007.5 unO561960
4/21/2016ARRIETA(R)@ CINCINNATIFINNEGAN(L)16-0W-1907.5 unO1890021
4/22/2016LESTER(L)@ CINCINNATIMOSCOT(R)8-1W-2108.5 ovO950541
4/23/2016LACKEY(R)@ CINCINNATISTRAILY(R)5-13L-1658.5 unO71121531
4/24/2016HAMMEL(R)@ CINCINNATISIMON(R)9-0W-1609 unP1480351
4/26/2016HENDRICKS(R)MILWAUKEENELSON(R)4-3W-2257.5 unU7100431
4/28/2016ARRIETA(R)MILWAUKEEJUNGMANN(R)7-2W-3656.5 unO81426102
4/29/2016LESTER(L)ATLANTABLAIR(R) 
4/30/2016LACKEY(R)ATLANTATEHERAN(R) 
5/1/2016HAMMEL(R)ATLANTAWISLER(R) 
5/2/2016HENDRICKS(R)@ PITTSBURGHNIESE(L) 
5/3/2016ARRIETA(R)@ PITTSBURGHNICASIO(R) 
5/4/2016LESTER(L)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
5/5/2016 WASHINGTON  
5/6/2016 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.
ATLANTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games5-17-913-73.40.2290.2960.2820.5785.30.2640.3390.4130.752
Road Games4-5+1.16-33.80.2230.2960.2870.5834.60.2580.3260.3930.719
vs Left-handed Starters2-5-1.25-23.70.2420.2920.2710.5634.90.2900.3490.4520.801
Past 7 Games1-6-4.24-32.90.2510.2970.2910.5885.90.2910.3570.4660.822
Grass Games5-17-913-73.40.2290.2960.2820.5785.30.2640.3390.4130.752
Day Games1-5-3.83-23.50.2390.3210.3210.6415.30.2270.3130.3570.671
ATLANTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.40.2290.2962274617127040.2827371187916120201816
Road Games3.80.2230.29693006716010.2873431664598565
Lefty Starters3.70.2420.2927240587000.2712617673518674
ATLANTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.671.51881454279844863-64450%
Road Games2.561.19931.79921117302-14180%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games16-5+7.612-86.20.2540.3570.4170.7742.70.1980.2570.3020.559
Home Games6-2+1.45-35.00.2140.3460.3460.6922.60.2050.2790.2910.570
vs Right-handed Starters12-4+4.810-56.20.2600.3670.4170.7843.00.2070.2650.3230.589
Past 7 Games5-2+2.45-17.40.2750.3850.4740.8593.40.1980.2800.3250.605
Grass Games16-5+7.612-86.20.2540.3570.4170.7742.70.1980.2570.3020.559
Day Games4-3-1.64-24.70.2340.3320.3900.7222.90.2120.2700.3190.589
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games6.20.2540.35721710180353250.4171231141641216712122117
Home Games5.00.2140.3468243529170.346384958565271210
Righty Starters6.20.2600.36716539140283170.41793911241213310101713
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.001.02051191734518632-14180%
Home Games3.681.13622991629272-020100%
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 7-6 (+0.7 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=-0.3 Units, Under=-0.4 Units)
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 5-2 (+3.0 Units) against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+5.0 Units)
Games played at CHICAGO CUBS this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
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 games5-17-9151-195-42.21753-1417-60.113-7158-1641481-1521
as a road underdog of +225 to +2500-000-2-23-5+20-02-06-2
as a road underdog of +250 or more0-000-000-000-00-00-0
in road games4-5+1.166-105-29.6816-763-30.76-380-83746-763
in April games5-17-932-37+0.1267-217+10.413-737-29222-233
when playing on Friday1-2-0.129-26+4.6284-211+19.73-025-26218-248
in day games1-5-3.837-60-22545-420+233-252-42487-439
in games played on a grass field5-17-9149-192-42.31624-1336-84.613-7155-1621379-1425
against left-handed starters2-5-1.234-45-9.7459-388-9.35-235-36404-405
after a win3-1+3.472-76-2.4964-787-65.83-075-61808-845
when playing against a team with a winning record2-10-6.261-89-17774-688+1.76-570-74703-676

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 games16-5+7.6190-165+18.41504-1628-257.412-8170-1671473-1522
as a home favorite of -250 to -3301-0+13-1+0.424-13-11.81-02-223-14
in home games6-2+1.498-77+5.8801-762-161.15-381-90745-758
in April games16-5+7.637-30+4.3230-246-47.512-835-27237-216
when playing on Friday1-2-2.627-31-8.4229-269-59.41-231-24243-226
in day games4-3-1.677-75-5787-820-1504-274-70761-783
in games played on a grass field16-5+7.6190-162+21.41447-1541-232.212-8168-1661407-1450
against right-handed starters12-4+4.8149-131+9.81108-1212-196.910-5132-1331088-1132
after a win10-5+1.6103-87+8.4714-790-182.39-695-84709-725
after 3 or more consecutive wins2-2-1.532-24+6.2172-175-34.52-225-27155-177
when playing against a team with a losing record4-2+1.183-67+4.3737-718-149.83-366-77667-725
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 ATLANTA games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1236, 7.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ATLANTA games 53% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (166-147, +2.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1339-1226, -1.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 54.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (167-138, +11.1 units)
Edge=ATLANTA
 
The betting public is favoring the UNDER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ATLANTA games 50.2% of the time since 1997. (1046-1036, -130.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ATLANTA games 53.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (160-141, -2.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 51.2% of the time since 1997. (1147-1094, -112.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (166-152, -9.8 units)
No Edge.
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
ATLANTABLAIR +452 
CHICAGO CUBSLESTER-452
Key Player Injuries
ATLANTA
[3B] 04/18/2016 - Gordon Beckham 15-day DL (4/17) ( Hamstring )
[2B] 04/13/2016 - Hector Olivera out indefinitely ( Legal problems )
[P] 04/12/2016 - Daniel Winkler 15-day DL (4/11) ( Elbow )
[RF] 04/11/2016 - Ender Inciarte 15-day DL (4/9) ( Hamstring )
[P] 04/04/2016 - Manuel Banuelos 15-day DL (3/25) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/04/2016 - Paco Rodrigue out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/04/2016 - Andrew McKiraha 60-day DL (3/25) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/04/2016 - Shae Simmons 15-day DL (3/25) ( Elbow )
CHICAGO CUBS
[LF] 04/28/2016 - Kris Bryant left last game, "?" Friday vs. Atlanta Braves ( Ankle )
[C] 04/28/2016 - Miguel Montero 15-day DL (4/25) ( Back )
[C] 04/08/2016 - Kyle Schwarber 60-day DL (4/8); out for season ( Knee )
[P] 04/04/2016 - Dallas Beeler 15-day DL (3/25) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/04/2016 - Aaron Brooks 15-day DL (3/25) ( Hip )
[3B] 04/04/2016 - Christian Villanueva 15-day DL (3/25) ( Fibula )
[P] 03/31/2016 - Zac Rosscup 60-day DL (2/25) ( Shoulder )
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