Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs 7/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Duane Underwood Jr.
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Wrigley Field on Monday, July 23, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks and Duane Underwood Jr. for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +125 and Chicago at -135. The Diamondbacks have a 46-48-5 over/under record and a 51-48-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 53-44-0 against the run line and have a 47-48-2 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-48-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 51-48-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 47-48-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 53-44-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 10-day DL (07/12)
07/12/18 P T.J. McFarland Neck 10-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/30/18 SS Deven Marrero Oblique 10-day DL (06/29)
06/25/18 P Clay Buchholz Oblique 10-day DL (06/25)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/21/18 P Anthony Bass Back 10-day DL (07/21)
07/19/18 P Brandon Morrow Biceps 10-day DL (07/18)
06/27/18 P Justin Hancock Shoulder 10-day DL (06/26)
06/24/18 P Rob Zastryzny Back 10-day DL (06/24)
05/26/18 P Yu Darvish Triceps 10-day DL (05/23)
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 60-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 53-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.24 and a WHIP of 1.05 this season. He has 149 strikeouts over his 122.1 innings pitched and he's given up 94 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.00 and they have given up 282 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 298 hitters and walked 127 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 804 base hits and 369 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 315 batters and struck out 860. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Arizona is hitting .231, good for 28th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 101 hits this season in 364 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .525 and an OPS+ of 134. David Peralta is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 350 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Diamondbacks have 769 hits, including 156 doubles and 107 home runs. Arizona has walked 354 times so far this season and they have struck out 907 times as a unit. They have left 659 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 436 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 57-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.25, Duane Underwood Jr. has a 0-1 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 4 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 4.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 300 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 361 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 769 base knocks and 366 earned runs this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 420 hitters and struck out 797 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .325. He has 104 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 356 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .559 with an OPS+ of 127. Albert Almora is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 91 hits in 286 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Cubs as a unit have 910 base hits, including 187 doubles and 103 homers. Chicago has walked 389 times this year and they have struck out on 822 occasions. They have had 783 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 500 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -135
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