Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs 9/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jimmy Nelson vs. John Lackey
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Wrigley Field on Friday, September 8, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers and John Lackey for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +138 and Chicago at -148. The Brewers have a 60-73-7 over/under record and a 73-67-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 59-80-0 against the run line and have a 65-67-7 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 60-73-7 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 73-67-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 65-67-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 59-80-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/05/17 P Jake Arrieta Hamstring left last game, doubtful for next scheduled start
08/11/17 C Willson Contreras Hamstring 10-day DL (08/10)
08/04/17 SS Addison Russell Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 72-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson has a 11-6 record with an earned run average of 3.59 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 192 strikeouts over his 170.1 innings pitched and he's given up 167 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 509 hitters and walked 237 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,204 base hits and 568 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 498 batters and struck out 1,159. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .248, good for 23rd in the league. The Brewers hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Orlando Arcia is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 120 hits this season in 448 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .406 and an OPS+ of 86. Domingo Santana is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 458 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Brewers have 1,174 hits, including 233 doubles and 199 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 449 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,370 times as a unit. They have left 928 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 628 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 76-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.74, John Lackey has a 11-10 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 131 strikeouts over the 148 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 148 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 386 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 510 batters and walked 222 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,114 base knocks and 558 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 476 hitters and struck out 1,212 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 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 18th in the league. The Cubs hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .406. He has 138 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 478 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 141. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 139 hits in 502 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Cubs as a unit have 1,194 base hits, including 232 doubles and 197 homers. Chicago has walked 527 times this year and they have struck out on 1,195 occasions. They have had 986 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 696 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers +138
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