Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 8/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Asher Wojciechowski vs. Jose Quintana
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs on Monday, August 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Asher Wojciechowski for the Reds and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
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Cincinnati opens at +206 while Chicago opens at -223. The Reds have a 63-50-4 over/under record and a 59-58-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 47-68-0 against the run line and have a 53-57-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 63-50-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 59-58-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 53-57-5 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 47-68-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/10/17 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow 10-day DL (08/07)
08/06/17 P Robert Stephenson Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
08/02/17 LF Scott Schebler Shoulder 10-day DL (07/31)
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
08/11/17 C Willson Contreras Hamstring 10-day DL (08/10)
08/09/17 P Koji Uehara Neck 10-day DL (08/09)
08/04/17 SS Addison Russell Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 49-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 4.23 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 46 strikeouts over his 44.2 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 450 hitters and walked 187 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.24. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up ,1062 base hits and 605 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out ,936. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.20.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .254, good for 18th in the league. The Reds hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .446. He has 128 hits this season in 405 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .605 and an OPS+ of 170. Adam Duvall is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 439 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Reds have ,1016 hits, including 181 doubles and 166 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 396 times so far this season and they have struck out ,946 times as a unit. They have left ,822 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 548 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 60-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.42, Jose Quintana has a 6-10 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 143 strikeouts over the 134.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 122 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 429 batters and walked 180 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered ,912 base knocks and 454 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 394 hitters and struck out ,1007 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Cubs hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .308. He has 86 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 322 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 102. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 108 hits in 415 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .501. The Cubs as a unit have ,961 base hits, including 190 doubles and 162 homers. Chicago has walked 427 times this year and they have struck out on ,974 occasions. They have had ,806 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 540 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +206
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