New York Mets at Chicago Cubs 8/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Alec Mills
The New York Mets head to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Jason Vargas for the Mets and Alec Mills for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have New York at +170 and Chicago at -180. The Mets have a 60-66-5 over/under mark and a 64-67-0 run line record. The Cubs are 67-63-0 against the run line and have a 58-70-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 60-66-5 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 64-67-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 58-70-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 67-63-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/27/18 2B Jeff McNeil Quad is questionable Tuesday vs Chicago Cubs
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 58-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 6.96 and a WHIP of 1.61 this year. He has 55 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he's given up 81 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 452 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 414 hitters and walked 187 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,148 base hits and 560 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 395 batters and struck out 1,141. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team New York is hitting .235, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 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 .285. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 431 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .367. The Mets have 1,038 hits, including 211 doubles and 138 home runs. New York has walked 450 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,123 times as a unit. They have left 887 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 545 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 77-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.17, Alec Mills has a 0-0 record and a 0.52 WHIP this season. He has 10 strikeouts over the 7.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He allows 3.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 0.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 387 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 458 batters and walked 216 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,047 base knocks and 483 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 516 hitters and struck out 1,050 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .329. He has 144 hits this year along with 97 RBI in 485 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .575 with an OPS+ of 130. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 125 hits in 453 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .479. The Cubs as a unit have 1,195 base hits, including 238 doubles and 142 homers. Chicago has walked 483 times this year and they have struck out on 1,086 occasions. They have had 1,009 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 633 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -180
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