Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 9/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Robert Stephenson vs. Jose Quintana
The Cincinnati Reds visit Wrigley Field on Friday, September 29, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Robert Stephenson for the Reds and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +194 and Chicago at -210. The Reds have a 81-72-5 over/under record and a 81-77-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 71-87-0 against the run line and have a 74-77-7 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 81-72-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 81-77-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 74-77-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 71-87-0 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 67-91 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robert Stephenson has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.86 and a WHIP of 1.61. He has 86 strikeouts over his 79.2 innings pitched and he's given up 77 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 561 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 577 hitters and walked 271 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 5.18. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,413 base hits and 804 earned runs. They have allowed 244 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 616 batters and struck out 1,272. 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 5.09.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .254, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .454. He has 174 hits this season in 545 at bats with 99 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .576 and an OPS+ of 169. Adam Duvall is hitting .244 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 98 men in 577 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Reds have 1,356 hits, including 240 doubles and 218 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 556 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,288 times as a unit. They have left 1,107 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 743 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 89-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.06, Jose Quintana has a 11-11 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 202 strikeouts over the 184 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 164 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 443 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 594 batters and walked 256 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 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 4.01. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,262 base knocks and 628 earned runs this season. They have given up 194 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 545 hitters and struck out 1,390 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 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .440 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 1,373 base hits, including 272 doubles and 218 homers. Chicago has walked 608 times this year and they have struck out on 1,371 occasions. They have had 1,121 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.09 runs per game and totaled 805 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +194
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