Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals 7/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Miles Mikolas
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
Chicago opens at -105 while St. Louis opens at -105. The Cubs have a 49-51-2 over/under record and a 54-48-0 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 49-51-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 54-48-0 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
07/26/18 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 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 60-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 3.87 and a WHIP of 1.38 this year. He has 93 strikeouts over his 104.2 innings pitched and he's given up 95 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 376 hitters and walked 182 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 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 3.73. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 812 base hits and 386 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 441 batters and struck out 839. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Chicago is hitting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .245 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 71 hits this season in 290 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS+ of 124. Willson Contreras is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 316 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .446. The Cubs have 949 hits, including 192 doubles and 107 home runs. Chicago has walked 402 times so far this season and they have struck out 865 times as a unit. They have left 810 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 518 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 51-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.82, Miles Mikolas has a 10-3 record and a 1.07 WHIP this season. He has 89 strikeouts over the 124.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 111 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.22. 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 30th 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 16th 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 17th 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 84 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 -105
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