Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 8/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Mike Montgomery
The Cincinnati Reds visit Wrigley Field on Friday, August 24, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Matt Harvey for the Reds and Mike Montgomery for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +182 and Chicago at -195. The Reds have a 66-56-5 over/under record and a 71-56-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 63-62-0 against the run line and have a 56-67-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 66-56-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 71-56-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 56-67-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 63-62-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/17/18 1B Joey Votto Leg 10-day DL (08/16)
07/26/18 LF Jesse Winker Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
07/25/18 C Tyler Stephenson Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/21/18 2B Alex Blandino Knee 60-day DL (07/21)
07/19/18 LF Scott Schebler Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/22/18 SS Addison Russell Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/17/18 P Mike Montgomery Shoulder 10-day DL (08/14)
08/03/18 P Brian Duensing Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
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 60-day DL (06/26)
06/24/18 P Rob Zastryzny Back 10-day DL (06/24)
05/26/18 P Yu Darvish Triceps 60-day DL (05/23)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 56-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 89 strikeouts over his 117.1 innings pitched and he's given up 121 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 468 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 414 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,179 base hits and 593 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 431 batters and struck out 966. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Reds hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Scooter Gennett is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 145 hits this season in 467 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .493 and an OPS+ of 127. Jose Peraza is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 144 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 493 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Reds have 1,127 hits, including 208 doubles and 131 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 460 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,060 times as a unit. They have left 949 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 575 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 72-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.62, Mike Montgomery has a 4-4 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 99.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 101 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 449 batters and walked 214 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 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 3.73. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,012 base knocks and 470 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 504 hitters and struck out 1,016 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .322. He has 135 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 463 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .566 with an OPS+ of 126. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 116 hits in 435 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .453. The Cubs as a unit have 1,137 base hits, including 225 doubles and 132 homers. Chicago has walked 468 times this year and they have struck out on 1,043 occasions. They have had 973 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 597 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -195
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