Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals 9/28/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Lance Lynn
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Lance Lynn for the Cardinals.
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Chicago opens at -170 while St. Louis opens at +160. The Cubs have a 74-76-7 over/under record and a 70-87-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 75-82-0 against the run line and have a 80-69-8 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 74-76-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 70-87-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 80-69-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 75-82-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/26/17 2B Javier Baez Soreness "?" Wednesday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
09/27/17 C Yadier Molina Head is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs
09/26/17 CF Tommy Pham Side left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs
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 88-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 3.14 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 114 strikeouts over his 134.2 innings pitched and he's given up 122 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 440 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 591 hitters and walked 255 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 1,257 base hits and 627 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 542 batters and struck out 1,384. 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 4.28.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .440 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. Kris Bryant is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .411. He has 161 hits this season in 542 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .542 and an OPS+ of 145. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 155 hits and he has driven in 109 men in 566 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .511. The Cubs have 1,365 hits, including 269 doubles and 217 home runs. Chicago has walked 606 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,362 times as a unit. They have left 1,117 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 800 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 82-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.47, Lance Lynn has a 11-8 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 148 strikeouts over the 181.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 148 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 480 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 510 batters and walked 177 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,349 base knocks and 622 earned runs this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 475 hitters and struck out 1,306 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .431 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 .245 with an OBP of .387. He has 120 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 490 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 123. Yadier Molina is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 137 hits in 501 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Cardinals as a team have 1,374 base knocks, including 280 doubles and 193 home runs. St. Louis has walked 578 times this season and they have struck out 1,299 times. They have had 1,095 runners left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.76 runs per contest and totaled 748 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +160
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