Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 8/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Kyle Hendricks
The Cincinnati Reds visit Wrigley Field on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Luis Castillo for the Reds and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +181 and Chicago at -194. The Reds have a 64-50-4 over/under record and a 59-59-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 48-68-0 against the run line and have a 53-57-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 64-50-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 59-59-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 53-57-6 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 48-68-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/13/17 P Austin Brice Side 10-day DL (08/13)
08/10/17 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow 10-day DL (08/07)
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 49-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 3.73 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 59 strikeouts over his 60.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 454 hitters and walked 188 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 5.26. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up ,1070 base hits and 611 earned runs. They have allowed 195 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 446 batters and struck out ,946. 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 5.19.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .254, good for 18th in the league. The Reds hold a .439 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 .314 with an on-base percentage of .446. He has 128 hits this season in 408 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 169. Adam Duvall is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 443 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .528. The Reds have ,1024 hits, including 182 doubles and 167 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 401 times so far this season and they have struck out ,952 times as a unit. They have left ,830 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 552 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 61-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.70, Kyle Hendricks has a 4-4 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 82.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 77 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 310 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 435 batters and walked 182 opposing hitters. 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 3.97. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered ,916 base knocks and 456 earned runs this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 399 hitters and struck out ,1019 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 22nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .310. He has 88 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 326 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 105. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 108 hits in 419 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Cubs as a unit have ,970 base hits, including 192 doubles and 165 homers. Chicago has walked 432 times this year and they have struck out on ,986 occasions. They have had ,815 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 547 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +181
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