San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs 8/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Erlin vs. Mike Montgomery
The San Diego Padres visit Wrigley Field on Thursday, August 2, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Robbie Erlin for the Padres and Mike Montgomery for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +182 and Chicago at -195. The Padres have a 52-54-4 over/under record and a 50-60-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 56-50-0 against the run line and have a 50-54-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 52-54-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 50-60-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 50-54-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 56-50-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
08/01/18 P Eric Lauer Forearm 10-day DL (07/31)
07/24/18 P Colten Brewer Oblique 10-day DL (07/23)
06/21/18 P Bryan Mitchell Elbow 10-day DL (06/17)
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/26/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24)
07/21/18 P Anthony Bass Back 10-day DL (07/21)
07/19/18 P Brandon Morrow Biceps 10-day DL (07/18)
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 10-day DL (05/23)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 42-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Erlin has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 3.47 and a WHIP of 0.97 this season. He has 50 strikeouts over his 59.2 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 457 hitters and walked 131 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 970 base hits and 483 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 368 batters and struck out 922. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team San Diego is hitting .231, good for 29th in the league. The Padres hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Jose Pirela is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 92 hits this season in 357 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .353 and an OPS+ of 82. Eric Hosmer is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 413 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .387. The Padres have 851 hits, including 174 doubles and 93 home runs. San Diego has walked 319 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,043 times as a unit. They have left 678 men on base and have a team OPS of .658. They score 3.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 405 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 61-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, Mike Montgomery has a 3-4 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 87 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 89 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 389 batters and walked 186 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 846 base knocks and 404 earned runs this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 452 hitters and struck out 868 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Willson Contreras comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .366. He has 91 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 328 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 112. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 72 hits in 301 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Cubs as a unit have 983 base hits, including 200 doubles and 113 homers. Chicago has walked 411 times this year and they have struck out on 889 occasions. They have had 833 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 531 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -195
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