Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants 7/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Andrew Suarez
The Chicago Cubs visit AT&T Park on Monday, July 9, 2018 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Andrew Suarez for the Giants.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -109 and San Francisco at -101. The Cubs have a 38-46-2 over/under record and a 46-40-0 run line mark. The Giants are 49-42-0 against the run line and have a 43-45-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 38-46-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 46-40-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 43-45-3 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 49-42-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/07/18 RF Jason Heyward Groin left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati Reds
07/01/18 P Brian Duensing Shoulder 10-day DL (07/01)
06/27/18 P Justin Hancock Shoulder 10-day DL (06/26)
06/26/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
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 Francisco Giants Injuries
07/07/18 2B Joe Panik Groin 10-day DL (07/07)
06/20/18 P Hunter Strickland Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
06/14/18 3B Evan Longoria Hand 10-day DL (06/14)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 50-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 4.27 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 72 strikeouts over his 97 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 254 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 319 hitters and walked 153 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 663 base hits and 311 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 719. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team Chicago is hitting .267, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Jason Heyward is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 70 hits this season in 251 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 100. Javier Baez is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 310 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .565. The Cubs have 805 hits, including 164 doubles and 94 home runs. Chicago has walked 335 times so far this season and they have struck out 722 times as a unit. They have left 687 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 440 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 46-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.92, Andrew Suarez has a 3-5 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 78 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 306 batters and walked 117 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 788 base knocks and 366 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 290 hitters and struck out 690 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 9th in the league. The Giants hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .371. He has 78 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 269 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .420 with an OPS+ of 117. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 84 hits in 326 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Giants as a unit have 783 base hits, including 160 doubles and 88 homers. San Francisco has walked 274 times this year and they have struck out on 803 occasions. They have had 652 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.03 runs per game and totaled 367 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants -101
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