Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals 9/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Carlos Martinez
The Chicago Cubs head to Busch Stadium on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -111 and St. Louis at +101. The Cubs have a 72-76-7 over/under mark and a 68-87-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 75-80-0 against the run line and have a 78-69-8 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 72-76-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 68-87-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 78-69-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 75-80-0 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 87-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 14-9 record with an earned run average of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 159 strikeouts over his 165.1 innings pitched and he's given up 144 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.04. 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 4.03. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,241 base hits and 619 earned runs. They have allowed 188 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 533 batters and struck out 1,372. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
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 2nd in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .408. He has 157 hits this season in 534 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 143. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 155 hits and he has driven in 109 men in 558 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Cubs have 1,346 hits, including 265 doubles and 213 home runs. Chicago has walked 594 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,340 times as a unit. They have left 1,101 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 783 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 81-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.63, Carlos Martinez has a 12-11 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 211 strikeouts over the 200.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 175 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 497 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 1,330 base knocks and 608 earned runs this season. They have given up 173 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 463 hitters and struck out 1,284 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .387. He has 119 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 484 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 122. Yadier Molina is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 137 hits in 498 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Cardinals as a team have 1,358 base knocks, including 279 doubles and 187 home runs. St. Louis has walked 569 times this season and they have struck out 1,287 times. They have had 1,081 runners left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.76 runs per contest and totaled 738 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -111
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