Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 8/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Jose Quintana
The Cincinnati Reds visit Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 25, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Luis Castillo for the Reds and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +178 and Chicago at -190. The Reds have a 66-57-5 over/under record and a 71-57-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 64-62-0 against the run line and have a 56-68-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 66-57-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 71-57-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 56-68-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 64-62-0 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
08/23/18 P Tyler Chatwood Hip 10-day DL (08/23)
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 56-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 4.86 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 129 strikeouts over his 133.1 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 416 hitters and walked 197 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.4 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 4.71. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,191 base hits and 599 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 434 batters and struck out 973. 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 4.72.
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 .311 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 146 hits this season in 470 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 127. Jose Peraza is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 146 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 497 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Reds have 1,135 hits, including 209 doubles and 131 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 462 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,067 times as a unit. They have left 954 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 576 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 73-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.36, Jose Quintana has a 10-9 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 130 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 121 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.76. 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 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,020 base knocks and 471 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 506 hitters and struck out 1,023 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 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .419 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 .295 with an OBP of .325. He has 138 hits this year along with 93 RBI in 468 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .575 with an OPS+ of 129. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 118 hits in 437 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Cubs as a unit have 1,149 base hits, including 227 doubles and 134 homers. Chicago has walked 471 times this year and they have struck out on 1,050 occasions. They have had 980 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 604 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -190
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