Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals 9/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Luke Weaver
The Chicago Cubs visit Busch Stadium on Monday, September 25, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Luke Weaver for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +113 and St. Louis at -123. The Cubs have a 72-75-7 over/under record and a 67-87-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 75-79-0 against the run line and have a 78-68-8 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 72-75-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 67-87-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 78-68-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 75-79-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/23/17 P Trevor Rosenthal Elbow 60-day DL (08/18)
08/06/17 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 10-day DL (08/06)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 86-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 169 strikeouts over his 169.2 innings pitched and he's given up 170 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 587 hitters and walked 249 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 4.05. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,238 base hits and 619 earned runs. They have allowed 188 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 532 batters and struck out 1,362. 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 4.25.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .397. He has 154 hits this season in 554 at bats with 107 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 136. Kris Bryant is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .406. He has totaled 155 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 531 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Cubs have 1,336 hits, including 263 doubles and 212 home runs. Chicago has walked 592 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,328 times as a unit. They have left 1,097 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 778 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 81-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.05, Luke Weaver has a 7-1 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 52.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 43 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 467 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 489 batters and walked 171 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,322 base knocks and 604 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 461 hitters and struck out 1,276 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 11th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Yadier Molina comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .314. He has 137 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 498 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 97. Matt Carpenter is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 118 hits in 481 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Cardinals as a team have 1,354 base knocks, including 279 doubles and 186 home runs. St. Louis has walked 564 times this season and they have struck out 1,278 times. They have had 1,073 runners left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.79 runs per contest and totaled 737 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -123
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