Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers 6/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Ross Stripling
The Chicago Cubs visit Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Ross Stripling for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +135 and Los Angeles at -145. The Cubs have a 31-42-2 over/under record and a 39-36-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 34-44-0 against the run line and have a 36-37-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 31-42-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 39-36-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 36-37-5 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 34-44-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/24/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder is "?" Monday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
06/24/18 P Rob Zastryzny Back 10-day DL (06/24)
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
06/25/18 LF Chris Taylor Hamstring is "?" Monday vs Chicago Cubs
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 42-33 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 season. 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 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 279 hitters and walked 136 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 3.39. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 557 base hits and 257 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 326 batters and struck out 639. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Cubs hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Jason Heyward is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 58 hits this season in 210 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .419 and an OPS+ of 100. Javier Baez is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 264 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .530. The Cubs have 673 hits, including 137 doubles and 79 home runs. Chicago has walked 292 times so far this season and they have struck out 640 times as a unit. They have left 599 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 359 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 41-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.99, Ross Stripling has a 6-2 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 72.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 64 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 306 batters and walked 121 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 3.59. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 622 base knocks and 276 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 226 hitters and struck out 721 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 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 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 16th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .353. He has 75 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 236 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .551 with an OPS+ of 144. Chris Taylor is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 70 hits in 279 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .448. The Dodgers as a unit have 625 base hits, including 141 doubles and 102 homers. Los Angeles has walked 289 times this year and they have struck out on 644 occasions. They have had 520 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 360 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -145
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