Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs 10/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Jake Arrieta
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to take on the Chicago Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS. The expected starting pitchers are Alex Wood for the Dodgers and Jake Arrieta for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at +100 and Chicago at -120. The Dodgers have a 69-82-11 over/under mark and a 78-84-0 run line record. The Cubs are 75-94-0 against the run line and have a 78-83-8 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 69-82-11 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 78-84-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 78-83-8 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 75-94-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
10/14/17 SS Corey Seager Back out indefinitely
09/30/17 LF O' Koyea Dickson Shoulder 60-day DL (09/29)
09/27/17 1B Adrian Gonzalez Back out for season
09/22/17 P Josh Ravin Abdominal 60-day DL (09/18)
07/28/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 60-day DL (07/28)
06/25/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Back 60-day DL (06/25)
06/05/17 P Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
10/01/17 P Koji Uehara Knee out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 104-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 16-3 record with an earned run average of 2.72 and a WHIP of 1.06. He has 151 strikeouts over his 152.1 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 463 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 637 hitters and walked 183 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,226 base hits and 543 earned runs. They have allowed 184 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 442 batters and struck out 1,549. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.67.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .249, good for 22nd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 128 hits this season in 480 at bats with 97 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .581 and an OPS+ of 142. Justin Turner is hitting .322 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .415. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 457 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .530. The Dodgers have 1,347 hits, including 312 doubles and 221 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 649 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,380 times as a unit. They have left 1,146 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 770 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 92-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.53, Jake Arrieta has a 14-10 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 163 strikeouts over the 168.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 150 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 620 batters and walked 264 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 3.95. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,294 base knocks and 636 earned runs this season. They have given up 194 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 554 hitters and struck out 1,439 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 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 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, 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 .409. He has 162 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 549 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 143. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 156 hits in 572 at bats while driving in 109 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .507. The Cubs as a unit have 1,402 base hits, including 274 doubles and 223 homers. Chicago has walked 622 times this year and they have struck out on 1,401 occasions. They have had 1,147 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 822 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -120
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