Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers 6/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Clayton Kershaw
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
Chicago opens at +170 while Los Angeles opens at -180. The Cubs have a 32-43-2 over/under record and a 41-36-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 34-46-0 against the run line and have a 36-38-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 32-43-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 41-36-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 36-38-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 34-46-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/27/18 P Brandon Morrow Back 10-day DL (06/17); expected to be activated Wednesday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
06/27/18 P Justin Hancock Shoulder 10-day DL (06/26)
06/26/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/25/18 P Tyler Chatwood Paternity List is "?" next start
06/24/18 P Rob Zastryzny Back 10-day DL (06/24)
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
06/27/18 LF Chris Taylor Hamstring is "?" Wednesday 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 43-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.38 this year. He has 76 strikeouts over his 80.1 innings pitched and he's given up 74 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 287 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 568 base hits and 263 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 332 batters and struck out 654. 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 4.13.
As a team Chicago is hitting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Cubs hold a .415 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. Javier Baez is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 75 hits this season in 272 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .555 and an OPS+ of 126. Jason Heyward is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 219 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Cubs have 695 hits, including 138 doubles and 81 home runs. Chicago has walked 298 times so far this season and they have struck out 658 times as a unit. They have left 615 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 369 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 42-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.94, Clayton Kershaw has a 1-4 record and a 1.17 WHIP this season. He has 57 strikeouts over the 52 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 284 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 311 batters and walked 125 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 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 3.54. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 644 base knocks and 279 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 232 hitters and struck out 739 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Chris Taylor comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .341. He has 72 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 281 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .463 with an OPS+ of 120. Matt Kemp is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 75 hits in 241 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .539. The Dodgers as a unit have 636 base hits, including 142 doubles and 104 homers. Los Angeles has walked 295 times this year and they have struck out on 659 occasions. They have had 528 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 366 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -180
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