Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs 4/11/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Brault vs. Jon Lester
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Wrigley Field on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Steven Brault for the Pirates and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +183 and Chicago at -196. The Pirates have a 6-3-0 over/under record and a 6-3-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 5-4-0 against the run line and have a 3-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-3-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 5-4-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/03/18 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/09/18 1B Anthony Rizzo Back 10-day DL (04/06)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 7-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Brault has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 1.13 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 7 strikeouts over his 8 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He allows 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.67 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 28 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 74 base hits and 39 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 39 batters and struck out 71. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .283, good for 1st in the league. The Pirates hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .359, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.9 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 11 hits this season in 34 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 138. Josh Harrison is hitting .342 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 38 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Pirates have 89 hits, including 21 doubles and 9 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 37 times so far this season and they have struck out 54 times as a unit. They have left 59 men on base and have a team OPS of .814. They score 6.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 58 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 5-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.89, Jon Lester has a 1-0 record and a 1.50 WHIP this year. He has 8 strikeouts over the 9.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 2.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 0.94 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .170 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 42 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.59. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 66 base knocks and 25 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 38 hitters and struck out 81 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.29.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 24th in the league. The Cubs hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .457. He has 12 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 37 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .622 with an OPS+ of 201. Addison Russell is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 8 hits in 30 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .367. The Cubs as a unit have 75 base hits, including 18 doubles and 8 homers. Chicago has walked 41 times this year and they have struck out on 93 occasions. They have had 83 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 39 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates +183 and over 8 total runs
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