Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 9/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Cole Hamels
The Cincinnati Reds head to Wrigley Field on Friday, September 14, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Matt Harvey for the Reds and Cole Hamels for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Cincinnati at +233 and Chicago at -255. The Reds have a 76-65-6 over/under mark and a 82-65-0 run line record. The Cubs are 74-71-0 against the run line and have a 66-77-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 76-65-6 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 82-65-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 66-77-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 74-71-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/30/18 P Robert Stephenson Shoulder 10-day DL (08/27)
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)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/12/18 LF Kyle Schwarber Back is OUT Thursday vs Washington Nationals
09/11/18 P Jon Lester Back is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start
09/06/18 RF Mark Zagunis Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
09/01/18 RF Jason Heyward Abdominal 10-day DL (08/31)
08/30/18 C Bobby Wilson Ankle 10-day DL (08/24)
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 63-84 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 7-8 record with an earned run average of 4.87 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 114 strikeouts over his 138.2 innings pitched and he's given up 148 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 541 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 488 hitters and walked 234 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.4 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 4.75. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,374 base hits and 692 earned runs. They have allowed 214 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 498 batters and struck out 1,143. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Reds hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Peraza is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 168 hits this season in 574 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .416 and an OPS+ of 100. Scooter Gennett is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 173 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 539 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .505. The Reds have 1,306 hits, including 239 doubles and 158 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 519 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,237 times as a unit. They have left 1,078 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 668 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 84-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.71, Cole Hamels has a 9-9 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 162 strikeouts over the 165 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 151 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 443 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 509 batters and walked 246 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 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 3.7. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,177 base knocks and 541 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 574 hitters and struck out 1,184 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .374. He has 140 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 505 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 120. Javier Baez is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 157 hits in 538 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .559. The Cubs as a unit have 1,310 base hits, including 259 doubles and 153 homers. Chicago has walked 522 times this year and they have struck out on 1,242 occasions. They have had 1,102 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 689 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +233
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