Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies 9/1/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Zach Eflin
The Chicago Cubs visit Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, September 1, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Zach Eflin for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -115 and Philadelphia at +105. The Cubs have a 60-71-2 over/under record and a 68-65-0 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 60-71-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 68-65-0 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 RF Jason Heyward Abdominal left last game, is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia Phillies
08/30/18 C Bobby Wilson Ankle 10-day DL (08/24)
08/23/18 P Tyler Chatwood Hip 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/18 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 79-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 10-10 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 131 strikeouts over his 158.2 innings pitched and he's given up 153 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 469 hitters and walked 220 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,081 base hits and 497 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 526 batters and struck out 1,080. 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 4.23.
As a team Chicago is hitting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .421 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. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 130 hits this season in 464 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 121. Javier Baez is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 97 men in 493 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .568. The Cubs have 1,217 hits, including 241 doubles and 144 home runs. Chicago has walked 491 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,117 times as a unit. They have left 1,031 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 643 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 71-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.99, Zach Eflin has a 9-5 record and a 1.25 WHIP this year. He has 98 strikeouts over the 106 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 106 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 3.82. 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 3.77.
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. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .322. He has 128 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 478 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 103. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 128 hits in 503 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .358. 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 Cubs -115 and over 8.5 total runs
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