Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds 8/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery vs. Asher Wojciechowski
The Chicago Cubs head to Great American Ball Park on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Montgomery for the Cubs and Asher Wojciechowski for the Reds.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -155 and Cincinnati at +145. The Cubs have a 58-59-6 over/under mark and a 50-73-0 run line record. The Reds are 64-61-0 against the run line and have a 68-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 58-59-6 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 50-73-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 68-53-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 64-61-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/18/17 P Justin Grimm Finger 10-day DL (08/18)
08/17/17 P Jon Lester Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
08/11/17 C Willson Contreras Hamstring 10-day DL (08/10)
08/04/17 SS Addison Russell Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/20/17 SS Zack Cozart Shin "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago Cubs
08/18/17 P Scott Feldman Knee 10-day DL (08/18)
08/15/17 C Devin Mesoraco Foot 10-day DL (08/13)
08/13/17 P Austin Brice Side 10-day DL (08/13)
08/10/17 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow 10-day DL (08/07)
06/29/17 P Brandon Finnegan Tricep 10-day DL (06/28)
06/26/17 P Bronson Arroyo Shoulder 60-day DL (06/19)
06/18/17 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 66-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Montgomery has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 77 strikeouts over his 96.1 innings pitched and he's given up 80 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 459 hitters and walked 200 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 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 4.01. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 977 base hits and 490 earned runs. They have allowed 148 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 435 batters and struck out 1,079. They have walked 3.6 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 4.24.
As a team Chicago is hitting .250, good for 20th in the league. The Cubs hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 120 hits this season in 447 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 131. Kris Bryant is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 426 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Cubs have 1,044 hits, including 207 doubles and 177 home runs. Chicago has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,057 times as a unit. They have left 868 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 597 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 53-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.36, Asher Wojciechowski has a 3-2 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 50.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 54 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 480 batters and walked 201 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.36. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,150 base knocks and 659 earned runs this season. They have given up 210 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 473 hitters and struck out 1,009 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 5.22.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 16th in the league. The Reds hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Adam Duvall comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .315. He has 123 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 469 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 114. Joey Votto is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .447. He has collected 137 hits in 435 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .595. The Reds as a unit have 1,092 base hits, including 195 doubles and 177 homers. Cincinnati has walked 440 times this year and they have struck out on 1,005 occasions. They have had 892 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 595 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +145
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