Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals 7/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. John Gant
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, July 29, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and John Gant for the Cardinals.
Chicago opens at -109 while St. Louis opens at -101. The Cubs have a 49-52-2 over/under record and a 54-49-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 47-56-0 against the run line and have a 47-51-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 49-52-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 54-49-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-51-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-56-0 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
07/28/18 P Brett Cecil Foot 10-day DL (07/23)
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 60-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 95 strikeouts over his 120 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 380 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 824 base hits and 391 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 846. 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 4.40.
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 .241 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 71 hits this season in 294 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 121. 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 957 hits, including 193 doubles and 109 home runs. Chicago has walked 402 times so far this season and they have struck out 873 times as a unit. They have left 815 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 520 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 52-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.44, John Gant has a 3-3 record and a 1.22 WHIP this season. He has 46 strikeouts over the 55 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 361 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 330 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 3.92. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 857 base knocks and 404 earned runs this season. They have given up 93 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 365 hitters and struck out 844 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 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 .247, good for 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, 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 .272 with an OBP of .382. He has 96 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 353 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .572 with an OPS+ of 157. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 102 hits in 387 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .372. The Cardinals as a unit have 866 base hits, including 149 doubles and 130 homers. St. Louis has walked 339 times this year and they have struck out on 872 occasions. They have had 702 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 460 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -109
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