Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs 9/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 10, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Jon Lester
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Wrigley Field on Monday, September 10, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Brewers and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +137 and Chicago at -147. The Brewers have a 70-70-3 over/under record and a 76-67-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 73-69-0 against the run line and have a 66-74-2 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 70-70-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 76-67-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 66-74-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 73-69-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
09/09/18 1B Eric Thames Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs San Francisco Giants
09/09/18 3B Travis Shaw Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs San Francisco Giants
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/09/18 2B Ben Zobrist Neck is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Washington Nationals
09/09/18 LF Kyle Schwarber Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Washington Nationals
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 Brewers have a 81-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 2.12 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 44 strikeouts over his 63.2 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 587 hitters and walked 220 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,134 base hits and 555 earned runs. They have allowed 161 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 499 batters and struck out 1,250. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Brewers hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .380. He has 160 hits this season in 507 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .558 and an OPS+ of 147. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 144 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Brewers have 1,225 hits, including 223 doubles and 187 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 465 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,293 times as a unit. They have left 974 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 647 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 83-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.53, Jon Lester has a 15-5 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 158 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 153 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 434 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 501 batters and walked 240 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 3.73. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,152 base knocks and 533 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 563 hitters and struck out 1,157 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 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .381. He has 140 hits this year along with 91 RBI in 493 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 125. Javier Baez is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 156 hits in 530 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .566. The Cubs as a unit have 1,296 base hits, including 255 doubles and 153 homers. Chicago has walked 513 times this year and they have struck out on 1,213 occasions. They have had 1,086 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 683 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers +137
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