Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers 9/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Jhoulys Chacin
The Chicago Cubs visit Miller Park on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +108 and Milwaukee at -118. The Cubs have a 61-74-2 over/under record and a 71-66-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 74-65-0 against the run line and have a 68-68-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 61-74-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 71-66-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 68-68-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 74-65-0 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)
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
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 81-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 11-9 record with an earned run average of 4.21 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 123 strikeouts over his 141 innings pitched and he's given up 130 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 484 hitters and walked 223 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 1,109 base hits and 505 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 533 batters and struck out 1,118. 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 4.16.
As a team Chicago is hitting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 136 hits this season in 479 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .489 and an OPS+ of 125. Javier Baez is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 100 men in 512 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .578. The Cubs have 1,252 hits, including 246 doubles and 150 home runs. Chicago has walked 503 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,162 times as a unit. They have left 1,055 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 662 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 78-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.53, Jhoulys Chacin has a 14-5 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 135 strikeouts over the 163.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 136 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 565 batters and walked 216 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 3.94. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,105 base knocks and 546 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 492 hitters and struck out 1,206 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 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Brewers hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .379. He has 156 hits this year along with 83 RBI in 495 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 147. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 141 hits in 457 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Brewers as a unit have 1,198 base hits, including 215 doubles and 183 homers. Milwaukee has walked 442 times this year and they have struck out on 1,256 occasions. They have had 944 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 624 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs +108
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