Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies 8/31/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Friday, August 31, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Nick Pivetta
The Chicago Cubs visit Citizens Bank Park on Friday, August 31, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -109 and Philadelphia at -101. The Cubs have a 59-71-2 over/under record and a 67-65-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 68-65-0 against the run line and have a 59-68-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 59-71-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 67-65-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-68-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 68-65-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/30/18 P Mike Montgomery Shoulder 10-day DL (08/14); expected to be activated and start Thursday vs Atlanta Braves
08/23/18 P Tyler Chatwood Hip 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/18 SS Addison Russell Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/03/18 P Brian Duensing Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
07/26/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24)
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 Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/23/18 1B Justin Bour Oblique 10-day DL (08/22)
08/23/18 P Edubray Ramos Blister 10-day DL (08/22)
08/16/18 P Austin Davis Back 10-day DL (08/16)
08/16/18 P Aaron Loup Forearm 10-day DL (08/16)
07/10/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 60-day DL (07/10)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 78-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 11-9 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.39 this year. He has 116 strikeouts over his 135 innings pitched and he's given up 127 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 402 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 466 hitters and walked 220 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,072 base hits and 493 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 525 batters and struck out 1,071. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team Chicago is hitting .264, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 145 hits this season in 489 at bats with 97 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .573 and an OPS+ of 129. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 461 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .482. The Cubs have 1,211 hits, including 239 doubles and 143 home runs. Chicago has walked 489 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,110 times as a unit. They have left 1,026 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 638 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 71-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.76, Nick Pivetta has a 7-10 record and a 1.29 WHIP this year. He has 162 strikeouts over the 136 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 138 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 472 batters and walked 172 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,112 base knocks and 517 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 400 hitters and struck out 1,197 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 28th in the league. The Phillies hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .362. He has 128 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 503 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .358 with an OPS+ of 93. Odubel Herrera is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 128 hits in 478 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .448. The Phillies as a unit have 1,067 base hits, including 199 doubles and 158 homers. Philadelphia has walked 482 times this year and they have struck out on 1,250 occasions. They have had 922 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 578 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Phillies -101 and over 8.5 total runs
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