Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians 4/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Trevor Bauer
The Chicago Cubs head to Progressive Field on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +110 and Cleveland at -120. The Cubs have a 9-9-1 over/under mark and a 10-9-0 run line record. The Indians are 8-12-0 against the run line and have a 6-14-0 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 6-14-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 8-12-0 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 Jon Lester has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.10 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 18 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. 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 24th 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 4.29.
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 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd 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 12-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.67, Trevor Bauer has a 1-2 record and a 1.11 WHIP this season. He has 27 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.55 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 55 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.57. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 136 base knocks and 53 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 45 hitters and struck out 168 batters. They give up a walk 2.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.98 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .215, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Bradley Zimmer comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .263. He has 13 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 55 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .327 with an OPS+ of 60. Michael Brantley is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 16 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Indians as a unit have 149 base hits, including 27 doubles and 25 homers. Cleveland has walked 59 times this year and they have struck out on 168 occasions. They have had 137 men left on base and have an OPS of .646. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 70 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs +110
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