Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs 4/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Kyle Hendricks
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Chase Anderson for the Brewers and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
Milwaukee opens at +135 while Chicago opens at -145. The Brewers have a 10-14-0 over/under record and a 14-10-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 11-9-0 against the run line and have a 10-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 10-14-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 14-10-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 10-9-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 11-9-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
04/25/18 1B Eric Thames Thumb is "?" Wednesday vs Kansas City Royals
04/24/18 SS Orlando Arcia Stomach is "?" Wednesday vs Kansas City Royals
04/06/18 P Corey Knebel Hamstring 10-day DL (04/06)
03/29/18 P Boone Logan Triceps 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 10-day DL (04/20)
04/20/18 2B Ben Zobrist Back 10-day DL (04/18)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 15-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.25 and a WHIP of 1.05 this year. He has 21 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.56 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 112 hitters and walked 37 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.32. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 186 base hits and 81 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 83 batters and struck out 208. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Brewers hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .407. He has 15 hits this season in 47 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 157. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .421. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 79 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .506. The Brewers have 203 hits, including 37 doubles and 30 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 81 times so far this season and they have struck out 218 times as a unit. They have left 174 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 99 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 11-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.09, Kyle Hendricks has a 1-1 record and a 1.36 WHIP this season. He has 19 strikeouts over the 22 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.76 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 84 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 171 base knocks and 83 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 97 hitters and struck out 181 batters. They give up a walk 4.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 3rd in the league. The Cubs hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .365. He has 23 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 77 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .740 with an OPS+ of 193. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 19 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 181 and a slugging percentage of .635. The Cubs as a unit have 194 base hits, including 44 doubles and 24 homers. Chicago has walked 78 times this year and they have struck out on 183 occasions. They have had 166 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 6 runs per game and totaled 120 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -145
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