Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers 7/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Junior Guerra
The Chicago Cubs visit Miller Park on Saturday, July 29, 2017 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Junior Guerra for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -155 and Milwaukee at +145. The Cubs have a 47-50-4 over/under record and a 42-59-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 57-47-0 against the run line and have a 52-48-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 47-50-4 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 42-59-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 52-48-4 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 57-47-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/09/17 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (05/07)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
07/26/17 P Matt Garza Leg 10-day DL (07/24)
07/18/17 C Stephen Vogt Knee 10-day DL (07/18)
06/28/17 P Chase Anderson Ribs 10-day DL (06/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 54-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 56 strikeouts over his 66 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 276 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 385 hitters and walked 158 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 4. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 802 base hits and 401 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 348 batters and struck out 880. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team Chicago is hitting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Cubs hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 96 hits this season in 368 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .516 and an OPS+ of 133. Javier Baez is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 74 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 277 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .466. The Cubs have 839 hits, including 178 doubles and 141 home runs. Chicago has walked 382 times so far this season and they have struck out 844 times as a unit. They have left 710 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 477 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 54-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.22, Junior Guerra has a 1-4 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 58.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 55 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 361 batters and walked 176 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 919 base knocks and 439 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 359 hitters and struck out 844 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Domingo Santana comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .378. He has 100 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 346 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 124. Orlando Arcia is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 96 hits in 341 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .408. The Brewers as a unit have 899 base hits, including 184 doubles and 155 homers. Milwaukee has walked 339 times this year and they have struck out on 1013 occasions. They have had 688 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 502 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers +145
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