Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs 4/14/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Newcomb vs. Jose Quintana
The Atlanta Braves visit Wrigley Field on Saturday, April 14, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Sean Newcomb for the Braves and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +182 and Chicago at -195. The Braves have a 4-5-3 over/under record and a 8-4-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 6-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 4-5-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 8-4-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 6-6-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/11/18 P Brandon McCarthy Shoulder left last start, is "?" for next start
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 C Tyler Flowers Oblique 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
03/26/18 3B Johan Camargo Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Luiz Gohara Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/09/18 1B Anthony Rizzo Back 10-day DL (04/06)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 7-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Newcomb has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.36 this year. He has 15 strikeouts over his 10.1 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.42 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .183 against the bullpen and they've struck out 51 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.98. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 94 base hits and 37 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 114. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Dansby Swanson is hitting .348 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 16 hits this season in 46 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 158. Nick Markakis is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 48 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Braves have 108 hits, including 29 doubles and 14 home runs. Atlanta has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 100 times as a unit. They have left 84 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 5.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 68 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 6-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Jose Quintana has a 1-1 record and a 1.25 WHIP this year. He has 8 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.19 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 50 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 95 base knocks and 44 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 50 hitters and struck out 106 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 8th in the league. The Cubs hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .467. He has 16 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 48 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .604 with an OPS+ of 190. Willson Contreras is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .408. He has collected 14 hits in 43 at bats while driving in 1 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .488. The Cubs as a unit have 108 base hits, including 28 doubles and 14 homers. Chicago has walked 46 times this year and they have struck out on 112 occasions. They have had 104 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 58 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Braves +182 and over 9 total runs
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