Detroit Tigers at Chicago Cubs 7/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Jose Quintana
The Detroit Tigers head to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Francisco Liriano for the Tigers and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +212 and Chicago at -230. The Tigers have a 35-49-2 over/under mark and a 45-41-0 run line record. The Cubs are 44-38-0 against the run line and have a 37-43-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 35-49-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 45-41-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 37-43-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 44-38-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/02/18 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/02)
07/02/18 P Shane Greene Shoulder 10-day DL (07/02)
06/24/18 P Johnny Barbato Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/20/18 P Drew VerHagen Nose 10-day DL (06/20)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/03/18 SS Addison Russell Finger is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Detroit Tigers
07/03/18 CF Albert Almora Jr. Cramps is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Detroit Tigers
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)
05/30/18 P Carl Edwards Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (05/30)
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 Tigers have a 38-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.30 this year. He has 52 strikeouts over his 67.2 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 306 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 267 hitters and walked 126 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 741 base hits and 370 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 280 batters and struck out 639. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Detroit is hitting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Nick Castellanos is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 104 hits this season in 336 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 135. Jose Iglesias is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .309. He has totaled 77 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 285 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .379. The Tigers have 730 hits, including 170 doubles and 69 home runs. Detroit has walked 228 times so far this season and they have struck out 687 times as a unit. They have left 588 men on base and have a team OPS of .696. They score 4.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 346 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 47-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.31, Jose Quintana has a 6-6 record and a 1.41 WHIP this season. He has 80 strikeouts over the 85.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 302 batters and walked 150 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 626 base knocks and 296 earned runs this season. They have given up 84 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 358 hitters and struck out 690 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 1st in the league. The Cubs hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Jason Heyward comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .342. He has 68 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 239 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 105. Javier Baez is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 85 hits in 293 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .567. The Cubs as a unit have 766 base hits, including 154 doubles and 90 homers. Chicago has walked 319 times this year and they have struck out on 695 occasions. They have had 654 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 420 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -230
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