Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs 8/3/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Jose Quintana
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Wrigley Field on Thursday, August 3, 2017 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
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The odds for this matchup have Arizona at +190 and Chicago at -205. The Diamondbacks have a 47-53-6 over/under mark and a 60-46-0 run line record. The Cubs are 44-61-0 against the run line and have a 48-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 47-53-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 60-46-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 48-53-4 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 44-61-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/31/17 SS Chris Owings Finger 60-day DL (07/31)
07/29/17 P Robbie Ray Concussion 7-day DL (07/29)
07/28/17 RF Yasmany Tomas Shoulder 60-day DL (06/03)
07/21/17 CF Reymond Fuentes Thumb 10-day DL (07/19)
07/16/17 P Randall Delgado Elbow 10-day DL (07/16)
06/28/17 SS Nick Ahmed Hand 60-day DL (06/28)
05/28/17 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (04/24)
05/28/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/09/17 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 60-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 13-4 record with an earned run average of 2.84 and a WHIP of 1.01. He has 149 strikeouts over his 136.1 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 325 hitters and walked 115 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 859 base hits and 371 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 326 batters and struck out 977. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
As a team Arizona is hitting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 104 hits this season in 346 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 102. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .438. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 374 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .570. The Diamondbacks have 937 hits, including 216 doubles and 134 home runs. Arizona has walked 374 times so far this season and they have struck out 968 times as a unit. They have left 745 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 532 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 57-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.16, Jose Quintana has a 6-9 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 134 strikeouts over the 123.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 110 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 399 batters and walked 164 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 827 base knocks and 409 earned runs this season. They have given up 124 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 362 hitters and struck out 919 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Cubs hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .389. He has 99 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 378 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .526 with an OPS+ of 137. Javier Baez is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 76 hits in 290 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Cubs as a unit have 876 base hits, including 181 doubles and 150 homers. Chicago has walked 397 times this year and they have struck out on 883 occasions. They have had 737 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 500 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +190
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