Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds 6/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Luke Farrell vs. Anthony DeSclafani
The Chicago Cubs head to Great American Ball Park on Saturday, June 23, 2018 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Luke Farrell for the Cubs and Anthony DeSclafani for the Reds.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -164 and Cincinnati at +154. The Cubs have a 28-42-2 over/under mark and a 39-33-0 run line record. The Reds are 40-34-0 against the run line and have a 34-37-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 28-42-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 39-33-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 34-37-3 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 40-34-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/20/18 P Brandon Morrow Back 10-day DL (06/17)
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
06/21/18 LF Scott Schebler Bereavement List is out indefinitely
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 42-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luke Farrell has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.39 this year. He has 26 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.76 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 270 hitters and walked 126 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 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 523 base hits and 232 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 310 batters and struck out 617. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 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 .259, good for 3rd in the league. The Cubs hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 74 hits this season in 260 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 132. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .244 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 238 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Cubs have 653 hits, including 133 doubles and 74 home runs. Chicago has walked 285 times so far this season and they have struck out 616 times as a unit. They have left 585 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 348 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 29-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Anthony DeSclafani has a 2-1 record and a 1.47 WHIP this season. He has 15 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 254 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 680 base knocks and 355 earned runs this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 277 hitters and struck out 565 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 9th in the league. The Reds hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .424. He has 77 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 261 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 137. Scooter Gennett is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 91 hits in 272 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .537. The Reds as a unit have 645 base hits, including 117 doubles and 75 homers. Cincinnati has walked 275 times this year and they have struck out on 613 occasions. They have had 568 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 321 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +154
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