Chicago Cubs at New York Mets 5/31/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Seth Lugo
The Chicago Cubs visit Citi Field on Thursday, May 31, 2018 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Seth Lugo for the Mets.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -150 and New York at +140. The Cubs have a 22-27-2 over/under record and a 26-25-0 run line mark. The Mets are 26-26-0 against the run line and have a 24-27-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 22-27-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 26-25-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 24-27-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 26-26-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/26/18 P Yu Darvish Triceps 10-day DL (05/23)
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 10-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/29/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 10-day DL (05/27)
05/29/18 P Noah Syndergaard Finger 10-day DL (05/26)
05/29/18 P Steven Matz Finger left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
05/28/18 SS Wilmer Flores Back 10-day DL (05/28)
05/18/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe 10-day DL (05/17); is out for season
05/17/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Hip 10-day DL (05/14)
05/09/18 3B Todd Frazier Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 29-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.78 and a WHIP of 1.48 this year. He has 51 strikeouts over his 52.2 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.71 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the bullpen and they've struck out 195 hitters and walked 92 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.3. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 366 base hits and 168 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 220 batters and struck out 444. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Chicago is hitting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Cubs hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 52 hits this season in 193 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .570 and an OPS+ of 127. Kris Bryant is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .406. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 176 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .540. The Cubs have 458 hits, including 94 doubles and 57 home runs. Chicago has walked 198 times so far this season and they have struck out 412 times as a unit. They have left 398 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 5.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 263 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 26-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.48, Seth Lugo has a 1-1 record and a 1.01 WHIP this year. He has 34 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 197 batters and walked 81 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 446 base knocks and 215 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 164 hitters and struck out 487 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 18th in the league. The Mets hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .228 with an OBP of .298. He has 39 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 171 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .351 with an OPS+ of 81. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 61 hits in 195 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Mets as a unit have 419 base hits, including 77 doubles and 53 homers. New York has walked 180 times this year and they have struck out on 435 occasions. They have had 353 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 214 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cubs -150 and over 8 total runs
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