Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers 7/30/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Zach Davies
The Chicago Cubs visit Miller Park on Sunday, July 30, 2017 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are John Lackey for the Cubs and Zach Davies for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -125 and Milwaukee at +115. The Cubs have a 47-51-4 over/under record and a 42-60-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 58-47-0 against the run line and have a 52-49-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 47-51-4 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 42-60-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 52-49-4 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 58-47-0 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 54-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Lackey has a 7-9 record with an earned run average of 4.97 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 92 strikeouts over his 108.2 innings pitched and he's given up 111 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 276 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 386 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 3.99. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 806 base hits and 403 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 351 batters and struck out 887. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team Chicago is hitting .245, good for 24th in the league. The Cubs hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 96 hits this season in 371 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 132. Javier Baez is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 280 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Cubs have 844 hits, including 178 doubles and 142 home runs. Chicago has walked 385 times so far this season and they have struck out 851 times as a unit. They have left 715 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 478 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 55-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.45, Zach Davies has a 12-4 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 117.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 130 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 363 batters and walked 178 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 4.22. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 924 base knocks and 440 earned runs this season. They have given up 131 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 362 hitters and struck out 851 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 21st in the league. The Brewers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Domingo Santana comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .376. He has 100 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 349 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .490 with an OPS+ of 122. Orlando Arcia is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 96 hits in 343 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Brewers as a unit have 903 base hits, including 185 doubles and 155 homers. Milwaukee has walked 342 times this year and they have struck out on 1020 occasions. They have had 694 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 504 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -125
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