Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals 6/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Jack Flaherty
The Chicago Cubs head to Busch Stadium on Sunday, June 17, 2018 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -121 and St. Louis at +111. The Cubs have a 27-37-2 over/under mark and a 36-30-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 28-39-0 against the run line and have a 25-37-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 27-37-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 36-30-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 25-37-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 28-39-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/30/18 P Carl Edwards Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (05/30)
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 St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/15/18 1B Jose Martinez Paternity List is out indefinitely
06/10/18 P Alex Reyes Side is out for season
06/09/18 P Tyler Lyons Elbow 10-day DL (06/06)
05/27/18 P Greg Holland Hip 10-day DL (05/26)
05/19/18 P Matt Bowman Finger 10-day DL (05/17)
05/18/18 3B Paul DeJong Hand 10-day DL (05/18)
05/16/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 39-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.34 this year. He has 70 strikeouts over his 70.1 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.71 and they have given up 181 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 254 hitters and walked 118 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.18. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 476 base hits and 214 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 280 batters and struck out 578. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team Chicago is hitting .260, good for 4th 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. Kris Bryant is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 67 hits this season in 235 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 134. Javier Baez is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .292. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 242 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .517. The Cubs have 603 hits, including 124 doubles and 70 home runs. Chicago has walked 258 times so far this season and they have struck out 562 times as a unit. They have left 524 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 331 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 36-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.96, Jack Flaherty has a 3-2 record and a 1.10 WHIP this season. He has 48 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 230 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 226 batters and walked 100 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 554 base knocks and 253 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 234 hitters and struck out 563 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .338. He has 71 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 244 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 111. Tommy Pham is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 61 hits in 226 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Cardinals as a unit have 550 base hits, including 85 doubles and 84 homers. St. Louis has walked 214 times this year and they have struck out on 575 occasions. They have had 447 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 286 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +111
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