Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 7/7/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Cincinnati Reds visit Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 7, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Matt Harvey for the Reds and Tyler Chatwood for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +144 and Chicago at -154. The Reds have a 43-39-5 over/under record and a 50-37-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 46-38-0 against the run line and have a 37-45-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 43-39-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 50-37-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 37-45-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 46-38-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
06/02/18 P Homer Bailey Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
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)
05/30/18 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 38-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 60 strikeouts over his 80.2 innings pitched and he's given up 80 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 310 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 299 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 792 base hits and 405 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 316 batters and struck out 681. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .426. He has 90 hits this season in 306 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 136. Scooter Gennett is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 317 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .527. The Reds have 771 hits, including 137 doubles and 92 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 337 times so far this season and they have struck out 720 times as a unit. They have left 667 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 407 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 49-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.54, Tyler Chatwood has a 3-5 record and a 1.75 WHIP this year. He has 70 strikeouts over the 73.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 62 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 249 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 311 batters and walked 151 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 643 base knocks and 301 earned runs this season. They have given up 86 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 363 hitters and struck out 705 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .321. He has 86 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 301 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .555 with an OPS+ of 127. Jason Heyward is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 70 hits in 244 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Cubs as a unit have 784 base hits, including 160 doubles and 93 homers. Chicago has walked 329 times this year and they have struck out on 709 occasions. They have had 669 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 430 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Reds +144 and over 9 total runs
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