Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs 6/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ross Stripling vs. Jon Lester
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Ross Stripling for the Dodgers and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at +119 and Chicago at -129. The Dodgers have a 34-35-4 over/under mark and a 33-40-0 run line record. The Cubs are 37-31-0 against the run line and have a 28-38-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 34-35-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 33-40-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 28-38-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 37-31-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
06/18/18 2B Chase Utley Thumb is "?" Tuesday vs Chicago Cubs
06/18/18 P Rich Hill Blister 10-day DL (05/20); expected to be activated & start Tuesday vs Chicago Cubs
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)
05/03/18 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
06/18/18 2B Javier Baez Elbow left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
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 37-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ross Stripling has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 1.76 and a WHIP of 1.01 this year. He has 78 strikeouts over his 66.1 innings pitched and he's given up 56 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 249 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 279 hitters and walked 112 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 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 3.61. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 567 base hits and 255 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 663. 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 3.56.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Matt Kemp is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 73 hits this season in 216 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .579 and an OPS+ of 160. Chris Taylor is hitting .244 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 65 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 266 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .436. The Dodgers have 576 hits, including 132 doubles and 90 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 260 times so far this season and they have struck out 597 times as a unit. They have left 473 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 334 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 40-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.28, Jon Lester has a 8-2 record and a 1.08 WHIP this season. He has 69 strikeouts over the 83 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 62 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.72 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 261 batters and walked 120 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.19. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 495 base knocks and 221 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 288 hitters and struck out 591 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Cubs hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .346. He has 55 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 224 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 106. Kris Bryant is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 68 hits in 242 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .483. The Cubs as a unit have 617 base hits, including 125 doubles and 72 homers. Chicago has walked 269 times this year and they have struck out on 579 occasions. They have had 545 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.96 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 Cubs -129
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