Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers 6/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Alex Wood
The Chicago Cubs head to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +132 and Los Angeles at -142. The Cubs have a 31-43-2 over/under mark and a 40-36-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 34-45-0 against the run line and have a 36-38-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 31-43-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 40-36-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 36-38-5 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 34-45-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/26/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
06/25/18 P Tyler Chatwood Paternity List is "?" next start
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 "?" Tuesday 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 42-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 3.73 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 69 strikeouts over his 89.1 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 222 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 280 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 3.38. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 562 base hits and 259 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 329 batters and struck out 643. 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 4.17.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Cubs hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jason Heyward is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 58 hits this season in 214 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 97. Javier Baez is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .307. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 267 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Cubs have 680 hits, including 137 doubles and 79 home runs. Chicago has walked 293 times so far this season and they have struck out 649 times as a unit. They have left 604 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 360 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 42-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.13, Alex Wood has a 3-5 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 75 strikeouts over the 80.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 276 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 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 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 629 base knocks and 277 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 227 hitters and struck out 730 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .353. He has 75 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 238 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .546 with an OPS+ of 144. Chris Taylor is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 71 hits in 280 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Dodgers as a unit have 630 base hits, including 142 doubles and 104 homers. Los Angeles has walked 292 times this year and they have struck out on 648 occasions. They have had 524 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 362 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs +132
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