Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants 8/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Ty Blach
AT&T Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Ty Blach for the Giants.
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Chicago opens at -175 while San Francisco opens at +157. The Cubs have a 51-55-4 over/under record and a 45-65-0 run line mark. The Giants are 46-67-0 against the run line and have a 54-50-9 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 51-55-4 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 45-65-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 54-50-9 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 46-67-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/04/17 SS Addison Russell Foot 10-day DL (08/02)
06/09/17 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (05/07)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/05/17 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 7-day DL (08/05)
08/01/17 P Johnny Cueto Blister 10-day DL (07/15)
07/09/17 RF Austin Slater Groin 10-day DL (07/08)
07/02/17 3B Christian Arroyo Finger 60-day DL (07/02)
06/29/17 P Mark Melancon Arm 10-day DL (06/28)
06/09/17 LF Michael Morse Concussion 10-day DL (06/08)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 58-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 140 strikeouts over his 128.1 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 421 hitters and walked 174 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 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 868 base hits and 436 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 379 batters and struck out 970. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Chicago is hitting .246, good for 25th in the league. The Cubs hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 103 hits this season in 396 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .513 and an OPS+ of 133. Javier Baez is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 81 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 302 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Cubs have 915 hits, including 187 doubles and 158 home runs. Chicago has walked 415 times so far this season and they have struck out 938 times as a unit. They have left 766 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 521 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 44-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.24, Ty Blach has a 7-7 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 121 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 131 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 320 batters and walked 154 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1094 base knocks and 519 earned runs this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 351 hitters and struck out 860 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 26th in the league. The Giants hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Eduardo Nunez comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .345. He has 109 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 342 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 112. Buster Posey is hitting .324 this season and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 113 hits in 349 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .481. The Giants as a unit have 961 base hits, including 206 doubles and 89 homers. San Francisco has walked 328 times this year and they have struck out on 830 occasions. They have had 766 men left on base and have an OPS of .682. They have scored 4.01 runs per game and totaled 453 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +157
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