Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants 8/9/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Madison Bumgarner
AT&T Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants.
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Chicago opens at +105 while San Francisco opens at -115. The Cubs have a 51-55-5 over/under record and a 46-65-0 run line mark. The Giants are 46-68-0 against the run line and have a 54-50-10 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 51-55-5 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 46-65-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 54-50-10 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 46-68-0 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 59-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 64 strikeouts over his 78 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 422 hitters and walked 175 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 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 3.97. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 877 base hits and 438 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 380 batters and struck out 976. They have walked 3.4 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 4.23.
As a team Chicago is hitting .247, good for 23rd 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 8.4 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 106 hits this season in 401 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 133. Javier Baez is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 306 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Cubs have 927 hits, including 187 doubles and 159 home runs. Chicago has walked 417 times so far this season and they have struck out 946 times as a unit. They have left 775 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 526 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 44-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.88, Madison Bumgarner has a 1-5 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 59.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 51 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 321 batters and walked 155 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 4.57. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1106 base knocks and 524 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 353 hitters and struck out 868 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 25th 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 20th 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 .320 this season and he has an OBP of .410. He has collected 113 hits in 353 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .476. The Giants as a unit have 970 base hits, including 210 doubles and 90 homers. San Francisco has walked 329 times this year and they have struck out on 836 occasions. They have had 773 men left on base and have an OPS of .683. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 456 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs +105
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