Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks 9/18/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery vs. Matt Koch
The Chicago Cubs visit Chase Field on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Mike Montgomery for the Cubs and Matt Koch for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -140 and Arizona at +130. The Cubs have a 66-81-2 over/under record and a 74-75-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 79-71-0 against the run line and have a 68-76-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 66-81-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 74-75-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 68-76-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 79-71-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/17/18 LF Kyle Schwarber Back is not in the starting lineup Monday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
09/06/18 RF Mark Zagunis Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
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 87-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Montgomery has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 3.87 and a WHIP of 1.36 this year. He has 74 strikeouts over his 111.2 innings pitched and he's given up 115 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 521 hitters and walked 251 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 3.65. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,203 base hits and 548 earned runs. They have allowed 144 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 587 batters and struck out 1,221. 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 .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 143 hits this season in 516 at bats with 92 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .469 and an OPS+ of 120. Javier Baez is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 162 hits and he has driven in 103 men in 551 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Cubs have 1,336 hits, including 264 doubles and 155 home runs. Chicago has walked 534 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,269 times as a unit. They have left 1,130 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 698 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 78-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.48, Matt Koch has a 5-5 record and a 1.26 WHIP this year. He has 41 strikeouts over the 78.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 80 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 6.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 443 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 442 batters and walked 192 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 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 1,214 base knocks and 555 earned runs this season. They have given up 164 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 468 hitters and struck out 1,326 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 28th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .400. He has 167 hits this year along with 83 RBI in 559 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .555 with an OPS+ of 147. David Peralta is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 157 hits in 526 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,198 base hits, including 245 doubles and 160 homers. Arizona has walked 532 times this year and they have struck out on 1,350 occasions. They have had 1,019 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 654 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +130 and over 9 total runs
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