Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs 9/2/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Saturday, September 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Sims vs. Jon Lester
The Atlanta Braves visit Wrigley Field on Saturday, September 2, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Lucas Sims for the Braves and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +242 and Chicago at -265. The Braves have a 68-60-4 over/under record and a 69-63-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 57-76-0 against the run line and have a 63-63-7 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 68-60-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 69-63-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 63-63-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 57-76-0 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
09/01/17 P Jon Lester Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17) - expected to start Saturday
08/18/17 P Justin Grimm Finger 10-day DL (08/18)
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 59-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Sims has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 22 strikeouts over his 34.2 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 395 hitters and walked 181 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,195 base hits and 620 earned runs. They have allowed 168 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 476 batters and struck out 1,011. 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 .415 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 .282 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 139 hits this season in 493 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 101. Ender Inciarte is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 173 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 559 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Braves have 1,201 hits, including 238 doubles and 137 home runs. Atlanta has walked 376 times so far this season and they have struck out 971 times as a unit. They have left 902 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 602 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 73-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.37, Jon Lester has a 8-7 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 155 strikeouts over the 148.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 143 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 358 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 486 batters and walked 208 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 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 3.98. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,055 base knocks and 525 earned runs this season. They have given up 164 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 458 hitters and struck out 1,166 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 .255, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .410. He has 134 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 457 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .538 with an OPS+ of 144. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 135 hits in 483 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .536. The Cubs as a unit have 1,154 base hits, including 226 doubles and 193 homers. Chicago has walked 503 times this year and they have struck out on 1,151 occasions. They have had 945 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 675 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cubs -265 and over 9.5 total runs
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