Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks 9/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Robbie Ray
The Chicago Cubs head to Chase Field on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The expected starting pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Cubs and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -110 and Arizona at -110. The Cubs have a 66-82-2 over/under mark and a 75-75-0 run line record. The Diamondbacks are 79-72-0 against the run line and have a 68-77-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 66-82-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 75-75-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 68-77-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 79-72-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
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 88-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 169 strikeouts over his 171.2 innings pitched and he's given up 159 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. 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 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,206 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 145 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 588 batters and struck out 1,229. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 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. Javier Baez is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 163 hits this season in 555 at bats with 105 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .566 and an OPS+ of 129. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 144 hits and he has driven in 93 men in 520 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Cubs have 1,345 hits, including 265 doubles and 157 home runs. Chicago has walked 535 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,279 times as a unit. They have left 1,135 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 703 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 78-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.14, Robbie Ray has a 5-2 record and a 1.34 WHIP this season. He has 142 strikeouts over the 108.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 87 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 447 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 445 batters and walked 192 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 3.71. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,223 base knocks and 560 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 469 hitters and struck out 1,336 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .353. He has 157 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 530 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 125. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 168 hits in 562 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .553. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,201 base hits, including 246 doubles and 161 homers. Arizona has walked 533 times this year and they have struck out on 1,358 occasions. They have had 1,022 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 655 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -110
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