Chicago Cubs at Detroit Tigers 8/22/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Francisco Liriano
The Chicago Cubs visit Comerica Park on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Francisco Liriano for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -185 and Detroit at +174. The Cubs have a 55-66-2 over/under record and a 62-61-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 63-62-0 against the run line and have a 50-70-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 55-66-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 62-61-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 50-70-5 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 63-62-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/17/18 P Mike Montgomery Shoulder 10-day DL (08/14)
08/03/18 P Brian Duensing Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
07/26/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24)
07/21/18 P Anthony Bass Back 10-day DL (07/21)
07/19/18 P Brandon Morrow Biceps 10-day DL (07/18)
06/27/18 P Justin Hancock Shoulder 60-day DL (06/26)
06/24/18 P Rob Zastryzny Back 10-day DL (06/24)
05/26/18 P Yu Darvish Triceps 60-day DL (05/23)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/18/18 P Blaine Hardy Elbow 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/18 P Artie Lewicki Elbow 10-day DL (08/14)
08/13/18 CF JaCoby Jones Hamstring 10-day DL (08/13)
08/09/18 1B John Hicks Groin 10-day DL (08/07)
07/20/18 P Michael Fulmer Oblique 10-day DL (07/20)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 71-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 13-5 record with an earned run average of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 113 strikeouts over his 140.1 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 445 hitters and walked 212 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 993 base hits and 467 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 500 batters and struck out 1,006. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Chicago is hitting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Cubs hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Willson Contreras is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 101 hits this season in 376 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 104. Javier Baez is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 454 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .562. The Cubs have 1,118 hits, including 223 doubles and 128 home runs. Chicago has walked 461 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,030 times as a unit. They have left 957 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 588 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 51-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.72, Francisco Liriano has a 3-8 record and a 1.51 WHIP this year. He has 77 strikeouts over the 97.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 89 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 5.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 442 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 393 batters and walked 165 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,094 base knocks and 547 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 377 hitters and struck out 925 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 24th in the league. The Tigers hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .309. He has 107 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 404 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .389 with an OPS+ of 89. Nick Castellanos is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 139 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .490. The Tigers as a unit have 1,019 base hits, including 231 doubles and 99 homers. Detroit has walked 329 times this year and they have struck out on 1,014 occasions. They have had 821 men left on base and have an OPS of .676. They have scored 3.87 runs per game and totaled 484 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers +174 and over 9 total runs
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