Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs 6/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Jose Quintana
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Nola for the Phillies and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Philadelphia at +125 and Chicago at -135. The Phillies have a 24-29-4 over/under mark and a 28-29-0 run line record. The Cubs are 30-26-0 against the run line and have a 24-30-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 24-29-4 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 28-29-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 24-30-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 30-26-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/31/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 10-day DL (05/30)
05/31/18 LF Rhys Hoskins Jaw 10-day DL (05/29)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/29/18 SS J.P. Crawford Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
06/04/18 SS Addison Russell Finger is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Philadelphia Phillies
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 10-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 31-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 2.18 and a WHIP of 0.93 this year. He has 74 strikeouts over his 78.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 194 hitters and walked 76 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 453 base hits and 194 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 512. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.42.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .233, good for 26th in the league. The Phillies hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 57 hits this season in 216 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 117. Odubel Herrera is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 210 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Phillies have 439 hits, including 89 doubles and 60 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 214 times so far this season and they have struck out 552 times as a unit. They have left 389 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 239 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 33-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.30, Jose Quintana has a 6-4 record and a 1.42 WHIP this season. He has 57 strikeouts over the 58.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 54 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.59 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 215 batters and walked 102 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.18. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 408 base knocks and 182 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 241 hitters and struck out 493 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Ben Zobrist comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .395. He has 44 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 144 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 129. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 45 hits in 184 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Cubs as a unit have 532 base hits, including 109 doubles and 63 homers. Chicago has walked 225 times this year and they have struck out on 475 occasions. They have had 462 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.23 runs per game and totaled 293 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -135
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