Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals 7/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Montgomery vs. Luke Weaver
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, July 27, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Montgomery for the Cubs and Luke Weaver for the Cardinals.
Chicago opens at +106 while St. Louis opens at -116. The Cubs have a 48-51-2 over/under record and a 54-47-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 46-56-0 against the run line and have a 47-50-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 48-51-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 54-47-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-50-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 46-56-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/25/18 2B Javier Baez Leg is "?" Thursday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
07/25/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder is not in the starting lineup Thursday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
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 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)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/23/18 2B Kolten Wong Knee 10-day DL (07/22)
07/21/18 P Carlos Martinez Oblique 10-day DL (07/20)
07/08/18 LF Tyler O'Neill Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/30/18 P Alex Reyes Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
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 59-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Montgomery has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.73 and a WHIP of 1.27 this year. He has 51 strikeouts over his 82 innings pitched and he's given up 77 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 311 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 373 hitters and walked 179 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 803 base hits and 380 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 432 batters and struck out 832. They have walked 4.2 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 4.38.
As a team Chicago is hitting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Albert Almora is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 95 hits this season in 297 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 109. Javier Baez is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 109 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 369 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .553. The Cubs have 940 hits, including 191 doubles and 105 home runs. Chicago has walked 400 times so far this season and they have struck out 857 times as a unit. They have left 805 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 511 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 51-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.79, Luke Weaver has a 5-9 record and a 1.38 WHIP this season. He has 98 strikeouts over the 107 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 107 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 361 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 327 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 849 base knocks and 402 earned runs this season. They have given up 91 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 365 hitters and struck out 836 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .384. He has 96 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 349 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 159. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 100 hits in 383 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .371. The Cardinals as a unit have 854 base hits, including 147 doubles and 130 homers. St. Louis has walked 336 times this year and they have struck out on 865 occasions. They have had 694 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 455 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs +106
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