Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox 9/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The Chicago Cubs visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, September 21, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has the Cubs at -165 and the Sox at +140. The Cubs have a 68-82-2 over/under record and a 76-76-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 79-72-0 against the run line and have a 70-73-8 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 68-82-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 76-76-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 70-73-8 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 79-72-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/18/18 P Brandon Morrow Biceps is out for season
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)
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 Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/19/18 1B Jose Abreu Thigh is questionable Thursday vs Cleveland Indians
09/09/18 P Michael Kopech Elbow 60-day DL (09/09)
08/21/18 CF Leury Garcia Ribs 10-day DL (08/21)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 89-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 13-10 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 142 strikeouts over his 159.1 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He's allowed 8.1 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 454 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 527 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 3.65. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,222 base hits and 559 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 589 batters and struck out 1,247. They have walked 3.8 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 .259, good for 4th in the league. The Cubs hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 165 hits this season in 561 at bats with 107 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .569 and an OPS+ of 130. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 95 men in 526 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Cubs have 1,358 hits, including 268 doubles and 159 home runs. Chicago has walked 541 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,303 times as a unit. They have left 1,146 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 712 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 59-92 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Reynaldo Lopez has a 6-9 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 138 strikeouts over the 175.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 156 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 496 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 536 batters and walked 228 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,289 base knocks and 706 earned runs this season. They have given up 184 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 601 hitters and struck out 1,171 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 21st in the league. The White Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .285. He has 132 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 540 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 91. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 137 hits in 556 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .379. The White Sox as a unit have 1,245 base hits, including 244 doubles and 175 homers. Chicago has walked 397 times this year and they have struck out on 1,473 occasions. They have had 970 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 618 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -165
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