Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies 8/27/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Aaron Nola
The Chicago Cubs visit Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are John Lackey for the Cubs and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -112 and Philadelphia at +102. The Cubs have a 60-61-6 over/under record and a 52-75-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 66-61-0 against the run line and have a 58-60-9 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 60-61-6 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 52-75-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 58-60-9 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 66-61-0 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 68-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Lackey has a 10-9 record with an earned run average of 4.90 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 118 strikeouts over his 136 innings pitched and he's given up 139 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.57. 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 1,004 base hits and 505 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 446 batters and struck out 1,104. 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 4.28.
As a team Chicago is hitting .251, good for 19th in the league. The Cubs hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 124 hits this season in 432 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .530 and an OPS+ of 139. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 458 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .511. The Cubs have 1,074 hits, including 212 doubles and 180 home runs. Chicago has walked 477 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,086 times as a unit. They have left 892 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 621 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 47-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.58, Aaron Nola has a 9-9 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 135 strikeouts over the 130.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 118 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.3. 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 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,161 base knocks and 583 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 410 hitters and struck out 982 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .409 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 .306. He has 123 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 482 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 85. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 110 hits in 385 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 1,070 base hits, including 230 doubles and 135 homers. Philadelphia has walked 378 times this year and they have struck out on 1,086 occasions. They have had 845 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 515 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +102
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