Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs 10/9/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, October 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Jose Quintana
The Washington Nationals visit Wrigley Field on Monday, October 9, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the NLDS. The series is tied 1-1. The probable starters are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -127 and Chicago at +117. The Nationals have a 70-83-11 over/under record and a 78-86-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 74-90-0 against the run line and have a 77-80-7 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 70-83-11 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 78-86-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 77-80-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 74-90-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
10/05/17 P Max Scherzer Hamstring is upgraded to probable to start game #3 Monday vs. Chicago Cubs
10/01/17 P Shawn Kelley Elbow 60-day DL (09/30)
09/07/17 P Erick Fedde Forearm 60-day DL (09/04)
08/16/17 LF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (08/14)
07/26/17 LF Ryan Raburn Trapezius 60-day DL (07/23)
07/17/17 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
07/17/17 P Koda Glover Back 60-day DL (06/11)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
10/01/17 P Koji Uehara Knee out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 97-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 16-6 record with an earned run average of 2.51 and a WHIP of 0.90. He has 268 strikeouts over his 200.2 innings pitched and he's given up 126 hits. He allows 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 445 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,300 base hits and 623 earned runs. They have allowed 189 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 495 batters and struck out 1,457. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
As a team Washington is hitting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Nationals hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .413. He has 134 hits this season in 420 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .595 and an OPS+ of 157. Anthony Rendon is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .403. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 100 men in 508 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Nationals have 1,477 hits, including 311 doubles and 215 home runs. Washington has walked 542 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,327 times as a unit. They have left 1,101 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 819 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 92-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.15, Jose Quintana has a 11-11 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 207 strikeouts over the 188.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 170 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.68. 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 Nationals/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs +117
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