Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs 6/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Wrigley Field on Monday, June 18, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Tyler Chatwood for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -115 and Chicago at +105. The Dodgers have a 32-35-4 over/under mark and a 33-38-0 run line record. The Cubs are 37-30-0 against the run line and have a 28-37-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-35-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 33-38-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 28-37-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 37-30-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
06/16/18 P Pedro Baez Biceps 10-day DL (06/13)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/09/18 P Walker Buehler Ribs 10-day DL (06/12)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
06/01/18 P Clayton Kershaw Back 10-day DL (06/01)
05/31/18 2B Chase Utley Thumb 10-day DL (05/30)
05/21/18 P Rich Hill Blister 10-day DL (05/20)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
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 Dodgers have a 37-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 69 strikeouts over his 57.1 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 248 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 274 hitters and walked 108 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 564 base hits and 252 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 202 batters and struck out 652. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.52.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Matt Kemp is hitting .340 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 73 hits this season in 215 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .581 and an OPS+ of 161. Chris Taylor is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 65 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 265 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Dodgers have 572 hits, including 132 doubles and 90 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 259 times so far this season and they have struck out 589 times as a unit. They have left 470 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 333 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 40-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.12, Tyler Chatwood has a 3-5 record and a 1.75 WHIP this season. He has 58 strikeouts over the 63.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.68 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 258 batters and walked 118 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.18. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 485 base knocks and 217 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 284 hitters and struck out 585 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Cubs hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .291. He has 62 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 243 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 110. Kris Bryant is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 67 hits in 238 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Cubs as a unit have 613 base hits, including 125 doubles and 72 homers. Chicago has walked 266 times this year and they have struck out on 570 occasions. They have had 537 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.03 runs per game and totaled 337 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -115
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