Minnesota Twins at Chicago Cubs 7/1/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Sunday, July 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Jon Lester
The Minnesota Twins visit Wrigley Field on Sunday, July 1, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Lance Lynn for the Twins and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +174 and Chicago at -185. The Twins have a 36-39-3 over/under record and a 42-36-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 43-37-0 against the run line and have a 35-43-2 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 36-39-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 42-36-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 35-43-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 43-37-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
06/29/18 SS Taylor Motter Concussion 7-day DL (06/29)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
05/31/18 CF Byron Buxton Toe 10-day DL (05/30)
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/27/18 P Justin Hancock Shoulder 10-day DL (06/26)
06/26/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/24/18 P Rob Zastryzny Back 10-day DL (06/24)
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 Twins have a 35-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.81 and a WHIP of 1.61 this year. He has 81 strikeouts over his 78.2 innings pitched and he's given up 80 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 286 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 287 hitters and walked 88 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 678 base hits and 334 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 265 batters and struck out 710. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .235, good for 26th in the league. The Twins hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 96 hits this season in 308 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 149. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .334. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 287 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Twins have 624 hits, including 169 doubles and 79 home runs. Minnesota has walked 270 times so far this season and they have struck out 652 times as a unit. They have left 516 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 324 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 45-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.18, Jon Lester has a 10-2 record and a 1.08 WHIP this year. He has 74 strikeouts over the 95 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 71 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.11 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 297 batters and walked 147 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 599 base knocks and 279 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 349 hitters and struck out 674 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Cubs hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .321. He has 80 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 282 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .560 with an OPS+ of 129. Jason Heyward is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 64 hits in 228 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Cubs as a unit have 732 base hits, including 147 doubles and 88 homers. Chicago has walked 306 times this year and they have struck out on 683 occasions. They have had 633 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 395 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Twins +174 and over 9 total runs
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