Saturday, July 1, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Eddie Butler vs. Jackson Stephens
Great American Ball Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Eddie Butler for the Cubs and Jackson Stephens for the Reds.
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Chicago opens at -124 while Cincinnati opens at +114. The Cubs have a 38-39-2 over/under record and a 30-49-0 run line mark. The Reds are 42-36-0 against the run line and have a 47-28-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 38-39-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 30-49-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 47-28-3 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 42-36-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/29/17 3B Kris Bryant Ankle expected to miss series vs. Reds
06/22/17 RF Jason Heyward Hand 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 2B Ben Zobrist Wrist 10-day DL (06/13)
06/09/17 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (05/07)
06/08/17 P Kyle Hendricks Hand 10-day DL (06/05)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
06/29/17 P Brandon Finnegan Tricep 10-day DL (06/28)
06/26/17 P Bronson Arroyo Shoulder 60-day DL (06/19)
06/19/17 SS Zack Cozart Quad 10-day DL (06/18)
06/18/17 P Anthony DeSclafani Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 40-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eddie Butler has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 26 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 304 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 637 base hits and 317 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 267 batters and struck out 696. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
As a team Chicago is hitting .238, good for 29th in the league. The Cubs hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 75 hits this season in 287 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 135. Javier Baez is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 219 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Cubs have 632 hits, including 134 doubles and 105 home runs. Chicago has walked 306 times so far this season and they have struck out 676 times as a unit. They have left 550 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 365 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 33-45 overall mark this year. Jackson Stephens is expected to make his season debut for the Reds. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 297 batters and walked 133 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.32. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 707 base knocks and 411 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 306 hitters and struck out 606 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.41.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 11th in the league. The Reds hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Adam Duvall comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .330. He has 83 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 289 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .564 with an OPS+ of 127. Joey Votto is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .424. He has collected 86 hits in 279 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .616. The Reds as a unit have 704 base hits, including 138 doubles and 113 homers. Cincinnati has walked 241 times this year and they have struck out on 630 occasions. They have had 547 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 380 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cubs -124 and under 2 total runs
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