Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers 9/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Brandon Woodruff
The Chicago Cubs head to Miller Park on Friday, September 22, 2017 to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The expected starting pitchers are John Lackey for the Cubs and Brandon Woodruff for the Brewers.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -128 and Milwaukee at +118. The Cubs have a 72-72-7 over/under mark and a 66-85-0 run line record. The Brewers are 81-71-0 against the run line and have a 66-79-7 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 72-72-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 66-85-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 66-79-7 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 81-71-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
9/20/2017 Tommy La Stella 3B Leg Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2017 Hector Rondon RP Elbow Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2017 Koji Uehara RP Knee Probable for Sep 21
9/19/2017 Eddie Butler SP Undisclosed Out for the season
9/19/2017 Oscar De La Cruz SP Pectoral Out for the season
9/19/2017 Wladimir Galindo 3B Shoulder Out for the season
9/19/2017 Mark Zagunis RF Undisclosed Out for the season
9/15/2017 Alec Mills SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/5/2017 Dylan Cease SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/20/2017 Jimmy Nelson SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/15/2017 Lewis Brinson LF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/3/2017 Sean Nolin SP Elbow Out for the season
8/31/2017 Isan Diaz SS Wrist Out for the season
8/23/2017 Michael Reed RF Ankle Out for the season
8/15/2017 Yhonathan Barrios RP Shoulder Out for the season
7/29/2017 Gilbert Lara SS Leg Out for the season
3/23/2017 Devin Williams SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 84-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Lackey has a 11-11 record with an earned run average of 4.62 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 144 strikeouts over his 159.2 innings pitched and he's given up 155 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 563 hitters and walked 245 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,207 base hits and 608 earned runs. They have allowed 183 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 524 batters and struck out 1,329. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .440 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. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 150 hits this season in 542 at bats with 106 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 135. Kris Bryant is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .403. He has totaled 150 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 520 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Cubs have 1,307 hits, including 260 doubles and 210 home runs. Chicago has walked 576 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,307 times as a unit. They have left 1,073 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 765 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 81-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.28, Brandon Woodruff has a 2-2 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 32 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 478 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 569 batters and walked 248 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,296 base knocks and 598 earned runs this season. They have given up 173 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 517 hitters and struck out 1,264 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 21st in the league. The Brewers hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Domingo Santana comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .373. He has 138 hits this year along with 79 RBI in 494 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .498 with an OPS+ of 125. Orlando Arcia is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 131 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Brewers as a team have 1,279 base knocks, including 252 doubles and 214 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 512 times this season and they have struck out 1,479 times. They have had 1,017 runners left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.56 runs per contest and totaled 693 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers +118
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