Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs 6/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Wrigley Field on Thursday, June 7, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Nick Pivetta for the Phillies and Tyler Chatwood for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Philadelphia at +152 and Chicago at -162. The Phillies have a 24-30-4 over/under mark and a 29-29-0 run line record. The Cubs are 30-27-0 against the run line and have a 24-31-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 24-30-4 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 29-29-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 24-31-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 30-27-0 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
06/05/18 SS Addison Russell Finger is "?" Wednesday 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 32-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 70 strikeouts over his 62 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 195 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 461 base hits and 195 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 172 batters and struck out 515. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.41.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .233, good for 25th in the league. The Phillies hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 58 hits this season in 220 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 116. Odubel Herrera is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 65 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 214 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Phillies have 448 hits, including 90 doubles and 61 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 220 times so far this season and they have struck out 559 times as a unit. They have left 398 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 245 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 33-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.02, Tyler Chatwood has a 3-4 record and a 1.73 WHIP this season. He has 47 strikeouts over the 53.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.58 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 217 batters and walked 105 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.22. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 417 base knocks and 188 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 247 hitters and struck out 500 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, 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 .304 with an OBP of .392. He has 45 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .459 with an OPS+ of 127. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 47 hits in 188 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Cubs as a unit have 540 base hits, including 111 doubles and 63 homers. Chicago has walked 227 times this year and they have struck out on 478 occasions. They have had 470 men left on base and have an OPS of .778. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 294 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +152
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