St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs 9/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Jose Quintana
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Wrigley Field on Sunday, September 17, 2017 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
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The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +150 and Chicago at -160. The Cardinals have a 74-65-8 over/under mark and a 72-75-0 run line record. The Cubs are 64-83-0 against the run line and have a 71-69-7 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 74-65-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 72-75-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 71-69-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 64-83-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
09/15/17 CF Dexter Fowler Knee "?" Saturday vs. Chicago Cubs
08/23/17 P Trevor Rosenthal Elbow 60-day DL (08/18)
08/18/17 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 10-day DL (08/18)
08/06/17 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 10-day DL (08/06)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/15/17 C Willson Contreras Possible Suspension left last game, "?" Saturday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
09/05/17 P Jake Arrieta Hamstring left last game, doubtful for next scheduled start
08/04/17 SS Addison Russell Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 77-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 11-7 record with an earned run average of 3.01 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 142 strikeouts over his 176.2 innings pitched and he's given up 137 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 461 hitters and walked 158 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,257 base hits and 568 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 434 batters and struck out 1,216. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .259, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Yadier Molina is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 132 hits this season in 474 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 96. Matt Carpenter is hitting .239 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 460 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .435. The Cardinals have 1,285 hits, including 261 doubles and 177 home runs. St. Louis has walked 534 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,230 times as a unit. They have left 1,016 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 698 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 81-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.25, Jose Quintana has a 10-11 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 184 strikeouts over the 169.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 155 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 417 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 545 batters and walked 238 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,180 base knocks and 595 earned runs this season. They have given up 179 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 512 hitters and struck out 1,292 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 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 .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .397. He has 147 hits this year along with 106 RBI in 527 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 137. Kris Bryant is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 148 hits in 507 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .536. The Cubs as a unit have 1,275 base hits, including 252 doubles and 207 homers. Chicago has walked 560 times this year and they have struck out on 1,272 occasions. They have had 1,039 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 754 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +150
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