New York Mets at Chicago Cubs 8/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Jon Lester
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs on Monday, August 27, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
New York opens at +128 while Chicago opens at -138. The Mets have a 58-66-5 over/under record and a 64-65-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 65-63-0 against the run line and have a 57-69-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 58-66-5 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 64-65-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 57-69-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 65-63-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/21/18 CF Brandon Nimmo Finger 10-day DL (08/17)
08/17/18 P Bobby Wahl Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
08/05/18 P Anthony Swarzak Shoulder 10-day DL (08/04)
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day DL (07/21)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/11/18 1B Adrian Gonzalez None has been released
06/10/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/23/18 P Tyler Chatwood Hip 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/18 SS Addison Russell Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/17/18 P Mike Montgomery Shoulder 10-day DL (08/14)
08/03/18 P Brian Duensing Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
07/26/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24)
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 Mets have a 58-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 9-3 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 111 strikeouts over his 106.2 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 436 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 407 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,118 base hits and 538 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 388 batters and struck out 1,121. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team New York is hitting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 91 hits this season in 344 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 149. Amed Rosario is hitting .244 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .287. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 422 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .370. The Mets have 1,027 hits, including 211 doubles and 136 home runs. New York has walked 441 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,110 times as a unit. They have left 872 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 541 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 75-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.64, Jon Lester has a 14-5 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 116 strikeouts over the 146 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 140 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 455 batters and walked 215 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 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 3.71. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,036 base knocks and 479 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 511 hitters and struck out 1,039 batters. They give up a walk 4 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 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .329. He has 141 hits this year along with 97 RBI in 475 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 131. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 120 hits in 444 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Cubs as a unit have 1,168 base hits, including 230 doubles and 139 homers. Chicago has walked 479 times this year and they have struck out on 1,068 occasions. They have had 994 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 617 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -138
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