Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds 6/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Matt Harvey
The Chicago Cubs head to Great American Ball Park on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Matt Harvey for the Reds.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -165 and Cincinnati at +155. The Cubs have a 28-40-2 over/under mark and a 38-32-0 run line record. The Reds are 38-34-0 against the run line and have a 34-35-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 28-40-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 38-32-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 34-35-3 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 38-34-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/30/18 P Carl Edwards Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (05/30)
05/26/18 P Yu Darvish Triceps 10-day DL (05/23)
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 60-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
06/02/18 P Homer Bailey Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 41-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 3.55 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 64 strikeouts over his 83.2 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 269 hitters and walked 126 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.17. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 510 base hits and 226 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 303 batters and struck out 610. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Chicago is hitting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Cubs hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 57 hits this season in 232 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 104. Kris Bryant is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 252 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The Cubs have 633 hits, including 128 doubles and 73 home runs. Chicago has walked 281 times so far this season and they have struck out 600 times as a unit. They have left 568 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 342 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 27-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.92, Matt Harvey has a 1-5 record and a 1.38 WHIP this season. He has 46 strikeouts over the 62.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 67 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 249 batters and walked 122 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 664 base knocks and 350 earned runs this season. They have given up 102 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 270 hitters and struck out 546 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Reds hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Scooter Gennett comes into this matchup batting .337 with an OBP of .373. He has 89 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 264 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 144. Joey Votto is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .428. He has collected 77 hits in 255 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Reds as a unit have 628 base hits, including 115 doubles and 71 homers. Cincinnati has walked 267 times this year and they have struck out on 598 occasions. They have had 555 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 310 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -165
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