Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/13/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Zack Godley
The Chicago Cubs head to Chase Field on Sunday, August 13, 2017 to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -117 and Arizona at +107. The Cubs have a 53-56-5 over/under mark and a 47-67-0 run line record. The Diamondbacks are 65-50-0 against the run line and have a 52-57-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 53-56-5 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 47-67-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 52-57-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 65-50-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/11/17 C Willson Contreras Hamstring 10-day DL (08/10)
08/09/17 P Koji Uehara Neck 10-day DL (08/09)
08/04/17 SS Addison Russell Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
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 60-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 129 strikeouts over his 134 innings pitched and he's given up 120 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 427 hitters and walked 179 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 3.97. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up ,900 base hits and 449 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 391 batters and struck out ,996. They have walked 3.5 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 4.24.
As a team Chicago is hitting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Cubs hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 84 hits this season in 318 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 101. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 410 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .505. The Cubs have ,952 hits, including 189 doubles and 162 home runs. Chicago has walked 425 times so far this season and they have struck out ,964 times as a unit. They have left ,795 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 538 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 64-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.94, Zack Godley has a 5-4 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 101 strikeouts over the 101 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 73 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 311 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 350 batters and walked 132 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 3.58. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered ,929 base knocks and 408 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 360 hitters and struck out ,1057 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 17th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .429. He has 130 hits this year along with 91 RBI in 410 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .593 with an OPS+ of 155. David Peralta is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 113 hits in 375 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Diamondbacks as a unit have ,1006 base hits, including 229 doubles and 147 homers. Arizona has walked 404 times this year and they have struck out on ,1052 occasions. They have had ,807 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 571 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -117
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