Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/11/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Taijuan Walker
The Chicago Cubs visit Chase Field on Friday, August 11, 2017 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are John Lackey for the Cubs and Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -105 and Arizona at -105. The Cubs have a 52-56-5 over/under record and a 46-67-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 65-48-0 against the run line and have a 50-57-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 52-56-5 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 46-67-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 50-57-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 65-48-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/10/17 C Willson Contreras Hamstring out indefinitely
08/09/17 P Koji Uehara Shoulder 10-day DL (08/09)
08/04/17 SS Addison Russell Foot 10-day DL (08/02)
06/09/17 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (05/07)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/31/17 SS Chris Owings Finger 60-day DL (07/31)
07/29/17 P Robbie Ray Concussion 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 59-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Lackey has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 4.81 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 102 strikeouts over his 119.2 innings pitched and he's given up 122 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 303 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 425 hitters and walked 177 batters. 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 collectively have given up 895 base hits and 446 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 386 batters and struck out 987. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Chicago is hitting .246, good for 23rd in the league. The Cubs hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 107 hits this season in 406 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of 132. Javier Baez is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .307. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 314 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The Cubs have 941 hits, including 189 doubles and 160 home runs. Chicago has walked 420 times so far this season and they have struck out 958 times as a unit. They have left 788 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 530 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 64-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Taijuan Walker has a 6-5 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 105 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 96 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 300 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 344 batters and walked 128 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.1 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 3.52. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 909 base knocks and 394 earned runs this season. They have given up 119 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 352 hitters and struck out 1,045 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.71.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 15th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .355. He has 110 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 368 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .454 with an OPS+ of 103. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .322 this season and he has an OBP of .435. He has collected 129 hits in 401 at bats while driving in 90 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .596. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 991 base hits, including 228 doubles and 143 homers. Arizona has walked 396 times this year and they have struck out on 1029 occasions. They have had 795 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 562 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -105
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