Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies 8/26/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Ben Lively
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Ben Lively for the Phillies.
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Chicago opens at -186 while Philadelphia opens at +175. The Cubs have a 60-60-6 over/under record and a 52-74-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 65-61-0 against the run line and have a 58-59-9 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 60-60-6 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 52-74-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 58-59-9 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 65-61-0 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 Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/22/17 P Zach Eflin Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/18/17 CF Odubel Herrera Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/17 LF Daniel Nava Back 10-day DL (08/12)
08/11/17 P Vince Velasquez Finger 60-day DL (08/11)
08/08/17 C Andrew Knapp Hand 10-day DL (08/04)
08/05/17 CF Aaron Altherr Hamstring 10-day DL (08/04)
06/23/17 P Casey Fien Shoulder 60-day DL (06/23)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 68-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 81 strikeouts over his 94.2 innings pitched and he's given up 88 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 469 hitters and walked 206 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 4.04. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 997 base hits and 502 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 441 batters and struck out 1,093. 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 4.30.
As a team Chicago is hitting .251, good for 19th in the league. The Cubs hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 123 hits this season in 429 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 139. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 454 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .515. The Cubs have 1,067 hits, including 210 doubles and 179 home runs. Chicago has walked 473 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,075 times as a unit. They have left 885 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 619 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 46-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.70, Ben Lively has a 1-4 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 48.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 52 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 430 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 410 batters and walked 171 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,149 base knocks and 574 earned runs this season. They have given up 172 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 404 hitters and struck out 975 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 23rd in the league. The Phillies hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .305. He has 122 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 478 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of 86. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 108 hits in 380 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Phillies as a unit have 1,058 base hits, including 227 doubles and 133 homers. Philadelphia has walked 374 times this year and they have struck out on 1,077 occasions. They have had 838 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.06 runs per game and totaled 507 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cubs -186 and under 8.5 total runs
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