Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers 10/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Rich Hill
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Game 2 of the NLCS. The probable starting pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
Chicago opens at +165 while Los Angeles opens at -185. The Cubs have a 78-82-7 over/under record and a 75-92-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 78-84-0 against the run line and have a 69-82-11 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 78-82-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 75-92-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 69-82-11 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 78-84-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
10/01/17 P Koji Uehara Knee out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
10/13/17 SS Corey Seager Back "?" Saturday vs. Chicago Cubs
09/30/17 LF O' Koyea Dickson Shoulder 60-day DL (09/29)
09/27/17 1B Adrian Gonzalez Back out for season
09/22/17 P Josh Ravin Abdominal 60-day DL (09/18)
07/28/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 60-day DL (07/28)
06/25/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Back 60-day DL (06/25)
06/05/17 P Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 92-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 13-8 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 180 strikeouts over his 180.2 innings pitched and he's given up 179 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 620 hitters and walked 264 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 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 3.95. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,294 base hits and 636 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 554 batters and struck out 1,439. 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 4.20.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .409. He has 162 hits this season in 549 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .537 and an OPS+ of 143. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 109 men in 572 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Cubs have 1,402 hits, including 274 doubles and 223 home runs. Chicago has walked 622 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,401 times as a unit. They have left 1,147 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 822 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 104-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.32, Rich Hill has a 12-8 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 166 strikeouts over the 135.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 99 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 463 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 637 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,226 base knocks and 543 earned runs this season. They have given up 184 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 442 hitters and struck out 1,549 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 22nd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Justin Turner comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .415. He has 147 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 457 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .530 with an OPS+ of 149. Corey Seager is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 159 hits in 539 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .479. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,347 base hits, including 312 doubles and 221 homers. Los Angeles has walked 649 times this year and they have struck out on 1,380 occasions. They have had 1,146 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 770 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -185
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