Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs 7/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Jon Lester
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Arizona at +125 and Chicago at -135. The Diamondbacks have a 46-50-5 over/under mark and a 53-48-0 run line record. The Cubs are 54-45-0 against the run line and have a 48-49-2 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-50-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 53-48-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 48-49-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 54-45-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/23/18 P Clay Buchholz Oblique 10-day DL (06/25); expected to be activated and start Tuesday vs Chicago Cubs
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 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)
06/01/18 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 55-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 5.37 and a WHIP of 1.51 this year. He has 75 strikeouts over his 53.2 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 284 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 299 hitters and walked 127 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 814 base hits and 371 earned runs. They have allowed 116 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 316 batters and struck out 883. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
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 .310, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 103 hits this season in 373 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .525 and an OPS+ of 133. David Peralta is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 359 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .499. The Diamondbacks have 785 hits, including 160 doubles and 108 home runs. Arizona has walked 363 times so far this season and they have struck out 919 times as a unit. They have left 670 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 449 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 58-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.14, Jon Lester has a 12-3 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 89 strikeouts over the 114.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 99 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 366 batters and walked 177 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 786 base knocks and 374 earned runs this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 428 hitters and struck out 810 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 .425 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 .293 with an OBP of .326. He has 107 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 365 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .553 with an OPS+ of 126. Albert Almora is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 93 hits in 290 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Cubs as a unit have 929 base hits, including 189 doubles and 104 homers. Chicago has walked 394 times this year and they have struck out on 840 occasions. They have had 796 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 508 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -135
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