Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 7/8/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Jon Lester
The Cincinnati Reds visit Wrigley Field on Sunday, July 8, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Luis Castillo for the Reds and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +150 and Chicago at -160. The Reds have a 43-40-5 over/under record and a 51-37-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 46-39-0 against the run line and have a 37-46-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 43-40-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 51-37-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 37-46-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 46-39-0 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)
05/26/18 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 39-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 5.53 and a WHIP of 1.38 this year. He has 91 strikeouts over his 94.1 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 300 hitters and walked 145 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 4.62. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 800 base hits and 407 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 319 batters and struck out 686. 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 4.66.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 3rd 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 91 hits this season in 310 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .439 and an OPS+ of 135. Scooter Gennett is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 320 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Reds have 780 hits, including 137 doubles and 92 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 341 times so far this season and they have struck out 727 times as a unit. They have left 676 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 410 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 49-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.25, Jon Lester has a 11-2 record and a 1.15 WHIP this year. He has 79 strikeouts over the 100 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 80 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 316 batters and walked 153 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.55. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 652 base knocks and 304 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 367 hitters and struck out 712 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 .429 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 .285 with an OBP of .320. He has 87 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 305 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .551 with an OPS+ of 126. Jason Heyward is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 70 hits in 249 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .426. The Cubs as a unit have 792 base hits, including 161 doubles and 93 homers. Chicago has walked 332 times this year and they have struck out on 714 occasions. They have had 678 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 432 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Reds +150 and over 9 total runs
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