Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres 7/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Luis Perdomo
Petco Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Luis Perdomo for the Padres.
Chicago opens at -159 while San Diego opens at +149. The Cubs have a 40-48-2 over/under record and a 49-41-0 run line mark. The Padres are 45-51-0 against the run line and have a 42-51-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 40-48-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 49-41-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 42-51-3 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 45-51-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/08/18 P Anthony Bass Illness 10-day DL (07/05)
07/01/18 P Brian Duensing Shoulder 10-day DL (07/01)
06/27/18 P Justin Hancock Shoulder 10-day DL (06/26)
06/24/18 P Rob Zastryzny Back 10-day DL (06/24)
05/26/18 P Yu Darvish Triceps 10-day DL (05/23)
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 60-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
06/24/18 P Jordan Lyles Forearm 10-day DL (06/21)
06/21/18 P Bryan Mitchell Elbow 10-day DL (06/17)
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 52-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 3.93 and a WHIP of 1.21 this year. He has 80 strikeouts over his 105.1 innings pitched and he's given up 96 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.04 and they have given up 266 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 337 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 697 base hits and 322 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 385 batters and struck out 751. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Chicago is hitting .264, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 95 hits this season in 329 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .559 and an OPS+ of 128. Albert Almora is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 271 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Cubs have 837 hits, including 173 doubles and 97 home runs. Chicago has walked 354 times so far this season and they have struck out 768 times as a unit. They have left 723 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 453 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 40-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.09, Luis Perdomo has a 1-3 record and a 2.10 WHIP this season. He has 20 strikeouts over the 26.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He allows 13.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 387 batters and walked 116 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 835 base knocks and 403 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 318 hitters and struck out 802 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 27th in the league. The Padres hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Jose Pirela comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .310. He has 87 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 334 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .356 with an OPS+ of 84. Eric Hosmer is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 89 hits in 356 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Padres as a unit have 743 base hits, including 149 doubles and 82 homers. San Diego has walked 280 times this year and they have struck out on 906 occasions. They have had 596 men left on base and have an OPS of .661. They have scored 3.66 runs per game and totaled 351 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -159
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