Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers 6/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Kenta Maeda
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, June 25, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers.
Chicago opens at +126 while Los Angeles opens at -136. The Cubs have a 30-42-2 over/under record and a 39-35-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 34-43-0 against the run line and have a 35-37-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 30-42-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 39-35-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 35-37-5 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 34-43-0 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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
06/16/18 P Pedro Baez Biceps 10-day DL (06/13)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/09/18 P Walker Buehler Ribs 10-day DL (06/12)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 42-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 9-2 record with an earned run average of 2.10 and a WHIP of 1.09 this year. He has 70 strikeouts over his 90 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He's allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 214 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 277 hitters and walked 132 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.3 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 3.32. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 546 base hits and 249 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 320 batters and struck out 631. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
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. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .237 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 58 hits this season in 245 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 99. Kris Bryant is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 74 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 264 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .481. The Cubs have 663 hits, including 134 doubles and 77 home runs. Chicago has walked 291 times so far this season and they have struck out 629 times as a unit. They have left 595 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 353 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 40-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.84, Kenta Maeda has a 4-4 record and a 1.39 WHIP this season. He has 71 strikeouts over the 61 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 59 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 302 batters and walked 119 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 613 base knocks and 269 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 223 hitters and struck out 712 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 17th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .359. He has 75 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 232 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .560 with an OPS+ of 148. Chris Taylor is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 70 hits in 278 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Dodgers as a unit have 612 base hits, including 141 doubles and 95 homers. Los Angeles has walked 287 times this year and they have struck out on 635 occasions. They have had 515 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 352 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -136
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