Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Scott Feldman vs. Jon Lester
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Scott Feldman for the Reds and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
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Cincinnati opens at +212 while Chicago opens at -230. The Reds have a 65-51-4 over/under record and a 60-60-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 49-69-0 against the run line and have a 54-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 65-51-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 60-60-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 54-58-6 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 49-69-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
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)
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
08/15/17 2B Ben Zobrist Neck "?" Wednesday vs. Cincinnati Reds
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 50-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Scott Feldman has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 92 strikeouts over his 107.2 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 425 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 461 hitters and walked 194 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.28. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,094 base hits and 624 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 454 batters and struck out 965. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 5.18.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .254, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .448. He has 131 hits this season in 415 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 171. Adam Duvall is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 450 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Reds have 1,040 hits, including 184 doubles and 168 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 414 times so far this season and they have struck out 967 times as a unit. They have left 851 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 559 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 62-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.99, Jon Lester has a 8-7 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 155 strikeouts over the 146.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 136 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 440 batters and walked 187 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 3.95. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 932 base knocks and 462 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 412 hitters and struck out 1,034 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 21st in the league. The Cubs hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .309. He has 90 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 334 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 104. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 112 hits in 427 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .504. The Cubs as a unit have 994 base hits, including 195 doubles and 168 homers. Chicago has walked 440 times this year and they have struck out on 1,005 occasions. They have had 835 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 563 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -230
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