Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs 7/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Wrigley Field on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Tyler Chatwood for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Arizona at +115 and Chicago at -125. The Diamondbacks have a 46-51-5 over/under mark and a 54-48-0 run line record. The Cubs are 54-46-0 against the run line and have a 48-50-2 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-51-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-48-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 48-50-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 54-46-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
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
07/25/18 2B Javier Baez Leg left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
07/24/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder is not in the starting lineup Wednesday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
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)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 56-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 11-6 record with an earned run average of 4.65 and a WHIP of 1.54 this year. He has 114 strikeouts over his 110.1 innings pitched and he's given up 113 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.95 and they have given up 284 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 305 hitters and walked 128 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 3.63. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 820 base hits and 372 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 319 batters and struck out 894. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Arizona is hitting .232, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 104 hits this season in 376 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 134. David Peralta is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 364 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Diamondbacks have 797 hits, including 161 doubles and 108 home runs. Arizona has walked 367 times so far this season and they have struck out 932 times as a unit. They have left 681 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 454 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 58-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.84, Tyler Chatwood has a 4-5 record and a 1.75 WHIP this season. He has 78 strikeouts over the 89.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 77 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 310 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 371 batters and walked 179 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 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 3.74. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 798 base knocks and 379 earned runs this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 432 hitters and struck out 823 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, 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 108 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 368 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .552 with an OPS+ of 126. Albert Almora is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 93 hits in 294 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Cubs as a unit have 935 base hits, including 189 doubles and 105 homers. Chicago has walked 397 times this year and they have struck out on 851 occasions. They have had 803 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 5.09 runs per game and totaled 509 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +115
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