Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox 7/27/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 27, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Mike Pelfrey
The Chicago Cubs visit U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday, July 27, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Mike Pelfrey for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -215 and Chicago at +199. The Cubs have a 46-49-4 over/under record and a 40-59-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 51-46-0 against the run line and have a 47-46-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 46-49-4 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 40-59-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 47-46-4 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 51-46-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/09/17 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (05/07)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
06/19/17 CF Leury Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
05/26/17 P Dylan Covey Oblique 10-day DL (05/26)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 52-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 126 strikeouts over his 123 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 378 hitters and walked 158 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 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 4.02. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 792 base hits and 395 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 345 batters and struck out 864. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Chicago is hitting .245, good for 24th in the league. The Cubs hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .305. He has 74 hits this season in 277 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 98. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 360 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Cubs have 820 hits, including 175 doubles and 137 home runs. Chicago has walked 372 times so far this season and they have struck out 829 times as a unit. They have left 695 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 463 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 39-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.46, Mike Pelfrey has a 3-7 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 78.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 75 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 352 batters and walked 136 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 832 base knocks and 432 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 368 hitters and struck out 756 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.93.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .352. He has 113 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 382 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .508 with an OPS+ of 130. Avisail Garcia is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 103 hits in 340 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .485. The White Sox as a unit have 850 base hits, including 150 doubles and 107 homers. Chicago has walked 242 times this year and they have struck out on 801 occasions. They have had 626 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 426 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -215
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