Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs 6/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 10, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Kyle Hendricks
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Wrigley Field on Sunday, June 10, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Joe Musgrove for the Pirates and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +166 and Chicago at -176. The Pirates have a 30-27-6 over/under mark and a 28-35-0 run line record. The Cubs are 32-28-0 against the run line and have a 25-33-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 30-27-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 28-35-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 25-33-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 32-28-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/09/18 P Richard Rodriguez Shoulder 10-day DL (06/08)
05/28/18 P Ivan Nova Finger 10-day DL (05/25)
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
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 Pirates have a 31-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 1.89 and a WHIP of 1.21 this year. He has 17 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 210 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 223 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 549 base hits and 267 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 190 batters and struck out 517. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Pirates hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 58 hits this season in 203 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 118. Corey Dickerson is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 224 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Pirates have 545 hits, including 107 doubles and 66 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 203 times so far this season and they have struck out 467 times as a unit. They have left 437 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 290 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 36-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.59, Kyle Hendricks has a 4-5 record and a 1.10 WHIP this season. He has 57 strikeouts over the 72.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 63 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.62 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 232 batters and walked 110 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.2. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 438 base knocks and 196 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 262 hitters and struck out 532 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 3rd in the league. The Cubs hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .406. He has 65 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 216 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 143. Javier Baez is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .284. He has collected 57 hits in 224 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .531. The Cubs as a unit have 561 base hits, including 115 doubles and 66 homers. Chicago has walked 236 times this year and they have struck out on 507 occasions. They have had 484 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 308 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -176
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