Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians 4/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Chatwood vs. Josh Tomlin
The Chicago Cubs head to Progressive Field on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Chatwood for the Cubs and Josh Tomlin for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +131 and Cleveland at -141. The Cubs have a 9-9-1 over/under mark and a 10-9-0 run line record. The Indians are 8-11-0 against the run line and have a 6-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 9-9-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 10-9-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 6-13-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 8-11-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/23/18 3B Kris Bryant Facial left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Cleveland Indians
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 10-day DL (04/20)
04/20/18 2B Ben Zobrist Back 10-day DL (04/18)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Giovanny Urshela Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 10-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.79 this year. He has 18 strikeouts over his 15.2 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.75 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 79 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 162 base hits and 81 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 91 batters and struck out 171. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team Chicago is hitting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Cubs hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 21 hits this season in 72 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .736 and an OPS+ of 192. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 58 at bats. His OPS+ is 162 while his slugging percentage is at .552. The Cubs have 179 hits, including 40 doubles and 20 home runs. Chicago has walked 77 times so far this season and they have struck out 174 times as a unit. They have left 160 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 5.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 110 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 11-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.00, Josh Tomlin has a 0-2 record and a 2.11 WHIP this season. He has 4 strikeouts over the 9 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He allows 15 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 9.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.63 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 51 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.65. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 129 base knocks and 52 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 43 hitters and struck out 157 batters. They give up a walk 2.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.98 while their FIP as a staff is 3.66.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 28th in the league. The Indians hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Bradley Zimmer comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .278. He has 13 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .346 with an OPS+ of 69. Michael Brantley is hitting .348 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 16 hits in 46 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Indians as a unit have 145 base hits, including 26 doubles and 24 homers. Cleveland has walked 58 times this year and they have struck out on 161 occasions. They have had 134 men left on base and have an OPS of .657. They have scored 3.58 runs per game and totaled 68 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs +131
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