Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers 9/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery vs. Wade Miley
The Chicago Cubs head to Miller Park on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Montgomery for the Cubs and Wade Miley for the Brewers.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -103 and Milwaukee at -107. The Cubs have a 61-73-2 over/under mark and a 71-65-0 run line record. The Brewers are 73-65-0 against the run line and have a 68-67-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 61-73-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 71-65-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 68-67-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 73-65-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/01/18 RF Jason Heyward Abdominal 10-day DL (08/31)
08/30/18 C Bobby Wilson Ankle 10-day DL (08/24)
08/23/18 P Tyler Chatwood Hip 10-day DL (08/23)
08/03/18 P Brian Duensing Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
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 Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 81-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Montgomery has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.37 this year. He has 67 strikeouts over his 103.2 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 479 hitters and walked 220 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,102 base hits and 501 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 529 batters and struck out 1,108. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Chicago is hitting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 152 hits this season in 508 at bats with 100 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .581 and an OPS+ of 131. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 475 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .480. The Cubs have 1,246 hits, including 246 doubles and 149 home runs. Chicago has walked 501 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,151 times as a unit. They have left 1,050 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 659 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 77-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.18, Wade Miley has a 2-2 record and a 1.25 WHIP this season. He has 39 strikeouts over the 57.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 50 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 561 batters and walked 215 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,099 base knocks and 543 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 490 hitters and struck out 1,195 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Brewers hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .397. He has 139 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 453 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 123. Christian Yelich is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 155 hits in 490 at bats while driving in 81 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .559. The Brewers as a unit have 1,191 base hits, including 214 doubles and 183 homers. Milwaukee has walked 438 times this year and they have struck out on 1,246 occasions. They have had 936 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 620 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers -107
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