Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox 9/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Carlos Rodon
The Chicago Cubs visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, September 23, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has the Cubs at -175 and the Sox at +150. The Cubs have a 69-82-2 over/under record and a 76-77-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 81-72-0 against the run line and have a 71-74-8 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 69-82-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 76-77-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 71-74-8 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 81-72-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/22/18 SS Addison Russell Disciplinary is out indefinitely
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
09/20/18 1B Jose Abreu Thigh is out indefinitely
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 89-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 12-11 record with an earned run average of 3.58 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 154 strikeouts over his 183.1 innings pitched and he's given up 173 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 528 hitters and walked 252 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,241 base hits and 569 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 590 batters and struck out 1,256. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Chicago is hitting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Cubs hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 165 hits this season in 565 at bats with 107 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 128. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 95 men in 529 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .465. The Cubs have 1,367 hits, including 269 doubles and 160 home runs. Chicago has walked 543 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,312 times as a unit. They have left 1,154 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 716 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 61-92 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.22, Carlos Rodon has a 6-6 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 117.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 82 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 504 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 542 batters and walked 235 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,307 base knocks and 714 earned runs this season. They have given up 187 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 611 hitters and struck out 1,186 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The White Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .282. He has 133 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 551 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .405 with an OPS+ of 88. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 139 hits in 561 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .381. The White Sox as a unit have 1,275 base hits, including 249 doubles and 178 homers. Chicago has walked 403 times this year and they have struck out on 1,494 occasions. They have had 991 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 633 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -175
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