Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies 9/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Aaron Nola
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, September 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
Chicago opens at +135 while Philadelphia opens at -145. The Cubs have a 60-72-2 over/under record and a 69-65-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 68-66-0 against the run line and have a 59-69-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 60-72-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 69-65-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-69-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 68-66-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/01/18 RF Jason Heyward Abdominal 10-day DL (08/31)
08/31/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24) expected to be activated Saturday vs Philadelphi 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)
07/21/18 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 79-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 14-5 record with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 119 strikeouts over his 152 innings pitched and he's given up 145 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 471 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 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 1,086 base hits and 499 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 527 batters and struck out 1,089. 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 4.22.
As a team Chicago is hitting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 147 hits this season in 498 at bats with 98 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .572 and an OPS+ of 129. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 468 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Cubs have 1,226 hits, including 241 doubles and 145 home runs. Chicago has walked 496 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,129 times as a unit. They have left 1,041 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 644 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 72-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.10, Aaron Nola has a 15-3 record and a 0.97 WHIP this season. He has 177 strikeouts over the 176 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 123 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 478 batters and walked 174 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 3.87. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,121 base knocks and 518 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 405 hitters and struck out 1,209 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 .237, good for 28th in the league. The Phillies hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, 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 .361. He has 129 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 507 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .357 with an OPS+ of 93. Odubel Herrera is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 128 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .446. The Phillies as a unit have 1,072 base hits, including 200 doubles and 159 homers. Philadelphia has walked 483 times this year and they have struck out on 1,259 occasions. They have had 925 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 580 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies -145
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