Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/19/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Jameson Taillon
The Chicago Cubs visit PNC Park on Sunday, August 19, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +107 and Pittsburgh at -117. The Cubs have a 55-64-2 over/under record and a 61-60-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 60-63-0 against the run line and have a 59-57-7 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 55-64-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 61-60-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 59-57-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 60-63-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/17/18 P Mike Montgomery Shoulder 10-day DL (08/14)
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 Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/17/18 SS Jordy Mercer Calf 10-day DL (08/15)
08/08/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Abdominal 10-day DL (08/06)
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 60-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 71-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 10-9 record with an earned run average of 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.38 this year. He has 110 strikeouts over his 125 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 436 hitters and walked 208 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 977 base hits and 462 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 491 batters and struck out 993. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team Chicago is hitting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 129 hits this season in 445 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .566 and an OPS+ of 127. Willson Contreras is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 368 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Cubs have 1,104 hits, including 220 doubles and 126 home runs. Chicago has walked 454 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,005 times as a unit. They have left 940 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 586 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 61-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.66, Jameson Taillon has a 9-9 record and a 1.23 WHIP this year. He has 123 strikeouts over the 140 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 136 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 440 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,079 base knocks and 506 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 391 hitters and struck out 979 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .300. He has 78 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 302 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .364 with an OPS+ of 81. Starling Marte is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 116 hits in 417 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Pirates as a unit have 1,060 base hits, including 209 doubles and 127 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 365 times this year and they have struck out on 942 occasions. They have had 815 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 550 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cubs +107 and over 8.5 total runs
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