Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 10/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Deck McGuire vs. Mike Montgomery
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Deck McGuire for the Reds and Mike Montgomery for the Cubs.
Cincinnati opens at +178 while Chicago opens at -190. The Reds have a 82-73-5 over/under record and a 83-77-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 72-88-0 against the run line and have a 75-78-7 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 82-73-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 83-77-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 75-78-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 72-88-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
09/13/17 P Drew Storen Elbow 60-day DL (09/13)
08/18/17 P Scott Feldman Knee 60-day DL (08/18)
08/15/17 C Devin Mesoraco Foot 10-day DL (08/13)
08/13/17 P Austin Brice Side 10-day DL (08/13)
08/10/17 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow 10-day DL (08/07)
06/29/17 P Brandon Finnegan Tricep 10-day DL (06/28)
06/26/17 P Bronson Arroyo Shoulder 60-day DL (06/19)
06/18/17 P Anthony DeSclafani Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 67-93 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Deck McGuire has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 9 strikeouts over his 8.2 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 566 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 584 hitters and walked 275 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.17. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,429 base hits and 811 earned runs. They have allowed 245 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 624 batters and struck out 1,286. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.07.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .253, good for 18th in the league. The Reds hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .321 with an on-base percentage of .455. He has 177 hits this season in 552 at bats with 100 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .578 and an OPS+ of 169. Adam Duvall is hitting .243 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .296. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 98 men in 580 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Reds have 1,372 hits, including 243 doubles and 219 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 563 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,305 times as a unit. They have left 1,120 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 750 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 91-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.45, Mike Montgomery has a 7-8 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 127.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 102 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 447 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 605 batters and walked 262 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,276 base knocks and 633 earned runs this season. They have given up 194 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 552 hitters and struck out 1,415 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .410. He has 161 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 545 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .539 with an OPS+ of 144. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 156 hits in 569 at bats while driving in 109 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .510. The Cubs as a unit have 1,389 base hits, including 273 doubles and 220 homers. Chicago has walked 615 times this year and they have struck out on 1,387 occasions. They have had 1,136 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 812 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -190
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