Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 9/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Jose Quintana
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Castillo for the Reds and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
Cincinnati opens at +192 while Chicago opens at -207. The Reds have a 76-66-6 over/under record and a 83-65-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 74-73-0 against the run line and have a 66-79-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 76-66-6 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 83-65-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 66-79-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 74-73-0 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
09/14/18 LF Kyle Schwarber Back is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati Reds
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 63-85 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo has a 9-12 record with an earned run average of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 158 strikeouts over his 154.2 innings pitched and he's given up 149 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 544 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 489 hitters and walked 235 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 4.74. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,381 base hits and 694 earned runs. They have allowed 215 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 500 batters and struck out 1,150. 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 .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Peraza is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 169 hits this season in 578 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 101. Scooter Gennett is hitting .320 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 174 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 543 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Reds have 1,315 hits, including 240 doubles and 160 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 522 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,245 times as a unit. They have left 1,086 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 670 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 86-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Jose Quintana has a 13-9 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 135 strikeouts over the 154.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 138 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 516 batters and walked 250 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 3.69. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,193 base knocks and 546 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 581 hitters and struck out 1,200 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 4.18.
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 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .371. He has 142 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 514 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 118. Javier Baez is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 161 hits in 546 at bats while driving in 103 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .566. The Cubs as a unit have 1,327 base hits, including 263 doubles and 155 homers. Chicago has walked 528 times this year and they have struck out on 1,253 occasions. They have had 1,118 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 696 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -207
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