Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals 10/7/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Gio Gonzalez
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Game 2 of the NLDS. The probable starting pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
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Chicago opens at +103 while Washington opens at -113. The Cubs have a 76-79-7 over/under record and a 73-89-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 77-85-0 against the run line and have a 69-82-11 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 76-79-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 73-89-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 69-82-11 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 77-85-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
10/01/17 P Koji Uehara Knee out indefinitely
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
10/05/17 P Max Scherzer Hamstring is upgraded to expected to start game #3 Monday vs. Chicago Cubs
10/01/17 P Shawn Kelley Elbow 60-day DL (09/30)
09/07/17 P Erick Fedde Forearm 60-day DL (09/04)
08/16/17 LF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (08/14)
07/26/17 LF Ryan Raburn Trapezius 60-day DL (07/23)
07/17/17 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
07/17/17 P Koda Glover Back 60-day DL (06/11)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 92-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 13-8 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 180 strikeouts over his 180.2 innings pitched and he's given up 179 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 620 hitters and walked 264 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 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 3.95. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,294 base hits and 636 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 554 batters and struck out 1,439. They have walked 3.4 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 4.20.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 128 hits this season in 469 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 103. Jon Jay is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 379 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .375. The Cubs have 1,402 hits, including 274 doubles and 223 home runs. Chicago has walked 622 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,401 times as a unit. They have left 1,147 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 822 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 97-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.96, Gio Gonzalez has a 15-9 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 188 strikeouts over the 201 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 158 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 445 batters and walked 165 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,300 base knocks and 623 earned runs this season. They have given up 189 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 495 hitters and struck out 1,457 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Nationals hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .384. He has 172 hits this year along with 93 RBI in 534 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .543 with an OPS+ of 136. Bryce Harper is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 134 hits in 420 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .595. The Nationals as a unit have 1,477 base hits, including 311 doubles and 215 homers. Washington has walked 542 times this year and they have struck out on 1,327 occasions. They have had 1,101 men left on base and have an OPS of .782. They have scored 5.06 runs per game and totaled 819 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs +103
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