Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs 9/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Kyle Hendricks
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Wrigley Field on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Chase Anderson for the Brewers and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +134 and Chicago at -144. The Brewers have a 71-71-3 over/under record and a 78-67-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 73-70-0 against the run line and have a 66-75-2 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 71-71-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 78-67-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 66-75-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 73-70-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
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
09/11/18 P Jon Lester Back is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start
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 83-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.16 this season. He has 119 strikeouts over his 150.1 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 466 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 601 hitters and walked 221 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,148 base hits and 560 earned runs. They have allowed 162 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 504 batters and struck out 1,267. 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 4.11.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Brewers hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 162 hits this season in 514 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .554 and an OPS+ of 146. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .403. He has totaled 149 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 479 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .432. The Brewers have 1,241 hits, including 226 doubles and 188 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 473 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,307 times as a unit. They have left 986 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 656 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 83-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.71, Kyle Hendricks has a 11-10 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 141 strikeouts over the 169.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 165 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 437 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 503 batters and walked 243 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 3.72. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,163 base knocks and 536 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 568 hitters and struck out 1,166 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .419 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 .282 with an OBP of .379. He has 140 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 497 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 123. Javier Baez is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 156 hits in 533 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .563. The Cubs as a unit have 1,301 base hits, including 257 doubles and 153 homers. Chicago has walked 517 times this year and they have struck out on 1,222 occasions. They have had 1,092 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 685 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -144
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