Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds 6/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Chatwood vs. Sal Romano
The Chicago Cubs head to Great American Ball Park on Sunday, June 24, 2018 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Chatwood for the Cubs and Sal Romano for the Reds.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -127 and Cincinnati at +117. The Cubs have a 29-42-2 over/under mark and a 39-34-0 run line record. The Reds are 41-34-0 against the run line and have a 35-37-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 29-42-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 39-34-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 35-37-3 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 41-34-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/23/18 SS Addison Russell Finger missed last game, is "?" Saturday vs Cincinnati Reds
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 42-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.73 this year. He has 64 strikeouts over his 68.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.80 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 271 hitters and walked 128 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.2 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 3.21. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 535 base hits and 238 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 314 batters and struck out 621. 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 4.06.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Cubs hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 74 hits this season in 264 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 129. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .240 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 242 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Cubs have 657 hits, including 134 doubles and 75 home runs. Chicago has walked 286 times so far this season and they have struck out 626 times as a unit. They have left 588 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 351 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 30-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.18, Sal Romano has a 4-7 record and a 1.45 WHIP this season. He has 56 strikeouts over the 80 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 259 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 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 684 base knocks and 358 earned runs this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 278 hitters and struck out 575 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 7th in the league. The Reds hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .428. He has 79 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 264 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 140. 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 657 base hits, including 119 doubles and 76 homers. Cincinnati has walked 279 times this year and they have struck out on 617 occasions. They have had 576 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 327 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +117
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