Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs 9/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. John Lackey
The Atlanta Braves visit Wrigley Field on Friday, September 1, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and John Lackey for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +206 and Chicago at -223. The Braves have a 67-60-4 over/under record and a 69-62-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 56-76-0 against the run line and have a 62-63-7 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 67-60-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 69-62-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 62-63-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 56-76-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/30/17 C Tyler Flowers Wrist 10-day DL (08/30)
08/19/17 P Luke Jackson Shoulder 10-day DL (08/19)
08/18/17 CF Danny Santana Quad 10-day DL (08/17)
08/08/17 2B Johan Camargo Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/05/17 P Ian Krol Oblique 10-day DL (08/05)
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/18/17 P Justin Grimm Finger 10-day DL (08/18)
08/17/17 P Jon Lester Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
08/11/17 C Willson Contreras Hamstring 10-day DL (08/10)
08/04/17 SS Addison Russell Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 59-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 10-10 record with an earned run average of 4.84 and a WHIP of 1.51. He has 130 strikeouts over his 137.2 innings pitched and he's given up 154 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 393 hitters and walked 179 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,184 base hits and 615 earned runs. They have allowed 167 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 471 batters and struck out 1,002. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.63.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 137 hits this season in 490 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .398 and an OPS+ of 99. Ender Inciarte is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 172 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 555 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Braves have 1,195 hits, including 237 doubles and 136 home runs. Atlanta has walked 372 times so far this season and they have struck out 962 times as a unit. They have left 895 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 600 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 72-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.98, John Lackey has a 10-10 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 141 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 145 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 357 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 482 batters and walked 207 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,049 base knocks and 524 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 454 hitters and struck out 1,157 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 18th in the league. The Cubs hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .410. He has 132 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 452 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 143. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .399. He has collected 135 hits in 479 at bats while driving in 96 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .541. The Cubs as a unit have 1,143 base hits, including 225 doubles and 192 homers. Chicago has walked 498 times this year and they have struck out on 1,142 occasions. They have had 934 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 669 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +206
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