Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks 9/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Patrick Corbin
The Chicago Cubs visit Chase Field on Monday, September 17, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +118 and Arizona at -128. The Cubs have a 66-80-2 over/under record and a 74-74-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 78-71-0 against the run line and have a 67-76-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 66-80-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 74-74-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 67-76-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 78-71-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/16/18 LF Kyle Schwarber Back is questionable Sunday vs Cincinnati Reds
09/06/18 RF Mark Zagunis Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
09/01/18 RF Jason Heyward Abdominal 10-day DL (08/31)
08/30/18 C Bobby Wilson Ankle 10-day DL (08/24)
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 60-day DL (06/26)
06/24/18 P Rob Zastryzny Back 10-day DL (06/24)
05/26/18 P Yu Darvish Triceps 60-day DL (05/23)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
09/15/18 P Clay Buchholz Elbow is out for season
09/04/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 60-day DL (07/05)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 87-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 11-11 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 146 strikeouts over his 174.2 innings pitched and he's given up 170 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 517 hitters and walked 250 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,197 base hits and 546 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 583 batters and struck out 1,210. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team Chicago is hitting .260, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 162 hits this season in 550 at bats with 103 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .564 and an OPS+ of 127. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 142 hits and he has driven in 92 men in 514 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .469. The Cubs have 1,331 hits, including 263 doubles and 155 home runs. Chicago has walked 530 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,266 times as a unit. They have left 1,124 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 697 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 78-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.05, Patrick Corbin has a 11-5 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 230 strikeouts over the 186 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 149 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 441 batters and walked 191 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,202 base knocks and 551 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 465 hitters and struck out 1,323 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 28th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .353. He has 155 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 523 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 124. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 166 hits in 555 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .557. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,193 base hits, including 245 doubles and 158 homers. Arizona has walked 530 times this year and they have struck out on 1,337 occasions. They have had 1,016 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 650 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs +118
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