Chicago
Cubs
Stadium Wrigley Field
0-0 Overall | NL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Preseason
Fri  3/1
@
Diamondbacks
W10-2
Sat  3/2
vs
Brewers
L4-7
Sun  3/3
vs
White Sox
W13-4
Mon  3/4
@
Reds
W9-1
Tue  3/5
@
Angels
L2-9
Wed  3/6
vs
Royals
W4-1
Thu  3/7
vs
Rockies
L5-7
Regular season
Thu  3/28
@
Rangers
TBA
Sat  3/30
@
Rangers
TBA
Sun  3/31
@
Rangers
ESPN4:05pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND 2019 OUTLOOK

Their 95 regular season wins exceeded expectations. It was +3 above what oddsmakers' money line projected. The season went better than expected. Their strength was at home. They went 44-37 on the road and were expected to win 43.2. They won 51 at home and were expected to win 48.7. We are projecting a drop in wins to 92.1 for next season and are projected to finish third in the National League. They have a nice projected cushion over the #4 ranked Cardinals who are projected for 87 wins. They are a contender with a 7.8% chance of winning the World Series based on simulations and a 17.3% chance of reaching the Series. They are not a good futures betting value with championship odds of 12/1, 7.7% and odds to win the NL at 6/1, 14.3%.

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TEAM STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Since last season their average run differential is +0.7 which ranks #2 in the NL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #2 ranked team in run differential in road games, vs #5 in home games.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM STATS AND BETTING RESULT GAMELOG

Below is a betting recap of all 162 regular games. Anyone who backed the Cubs in all of their games would have earned a +256 unit profit at a 100 per game risk. Against the run line, they have lost -3 units risking 100 units on each pick (81-81 PL). The Cubs have turned a run line profit on the road but have lost at home.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
5 Almora, Albert CF6-219004/16/19943No College
9 Baez, Javier 2B6-019012/01/19925No College
33 Barnette, Tony RP6-119011/09/19833No College
13 Bote, David 3B6-121004/07/19931No College
29 Brach, Brad RP6-420504/12/19868No College
17 Bryant, Kris 3B6-523001/04/19924No College
7 Caratini, Victor C6-121508/17/19932No College
45 Cedeno, Xavier RP5-1121008/26/19868No College
21 Chatwood, Tyler SP5-1120012/16/19897No College
41 Cishek, Steve RP6-621706/18/19869No College
40 Contreras, Willson C6-121205/13/19923No College
11 Darvish, Yu SP6-521608/16/19866No College
53 Davis, Taylor C5-1020011/28/19892No College
3 Descalso, Daniel 2B5-1020010/19/19869No College
32 Duensing, Brian RP6-020002/22/198310No College
6 Edwards, Carl RP6-317009/03/19914No College
35 Hamels, Cole SP6-420512/27/198313No College
8 Happ, Ian CF6-020508/12/19942No College
28 Hendricks, Kyle SP6-319012/07/19895No College
22 Heyward, Jason RF6-524008/09/19899No College
20 Kintzler, Brandon RP6-019408/01/19849No College
34 Lester, Jon SP6-424001/07/198413No College
36 Maples, Dillon SP6-223005/09/19922No College
60 Mazzoni, Cory SP6-121010/19/19893No College
24 Mills, Alec SP6-420511/30/19912No College
38 Montgomery, Mike SP6-521507/01/19894No College
15 Morrow, Brandon SP6-320707/26/198412No College
62 Quintana, Jose SP6-122001/24/19897No College
44 Rizzo, Anthony 1B6-324008/08/19898No College
47 Rosario, Randy SP6-121005/18/19942No College
27 Russell, Addison SS6-020001/23/19944No College
56 Ryan, Kyle SP6-521509/25/19914No College
12 Schwarber, Kyle C6-022003/05/19934No College
46 Strop, Pedro RP6-122006/13/198510No College
2 Zagunis, Mark RF6-021502/05/19932No College
18 Zobrist, Ben 2B6-321005/26/198113No College