Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs 9/25/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Mike Montgomery
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Wrigley Field on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Pirates and Mike Montgomery for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +130 and Chicago at -150. The Pirates have a 69-77-8 over/under record and a 75-79-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 78-77-0 against the run line and have a 70-83-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 69-77-8 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 75-79-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 70-83-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 78-77-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
09/22/18 P Joe Musgrove Abdominal is out for season
09/19/18 RF Gregory Polanco Knee 10-day DL (09/15)
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 60-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/22/18 SS Addison Russell Disciplinary is out indefinitely
09/18/18 P Brandon Morrow Biceps is out for season
09/06/18 RF Mark Zagunis Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
08/30/18 C Bobby Wilson Ankle 10-day DL (08/24)
07/21/18 P Anthony Bass Back 10-day DL (07/21)
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 Pirates have a 78-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 4.49 and a WHIP of 1.39 this year. He has 153 strikeouts over his 142.1 innings pitched and he's given up 151 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 550 hitters and walked 231 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,321 base hits and 617 earned runs. They have allowed 167 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 475 batters and struck out 1,268. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Pirates hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 144 hits this season in 484 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .469 and an OPS+ of 117. Starling Marte is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 148 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 537 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .451. The Pirates have 1,321 hits, including 272 doubles and 148 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 446 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,178 times as a unit. They have left 1,017 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 661 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 91-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Mike Montgomery has a 5-5 record and a 1.33 WHIP this year. He has 82 strikeouts over the 117.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 119 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 536 batters and walked 254 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,253 base knocks and 572 earned runs this season. They have given up 152 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 592 hitters and struck out 1,273 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 3rd in the league. The Cubs hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .328. He has 168 hits this year along with 110 RBI in 574 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .568 with an OPS+ of 130. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 149 hits in 537 at bats while driving in 96 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Cubs as a unit have 1,391 base hits, including 275 doubles and 162 homers. Chicago has walked 551 times this year and they have struck out on 1,328 occasions. They have had 1,174 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 730 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates +130 and over 9.5 total runs
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