San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs 8/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Joey Lucchesi vs. Kyle Hendricks
The San Diego Padres head to Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 4, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Joey Lucchesi for the Padres and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have San Diego at +182 and Chicago at -195. The Padres have a 52-55-4 over/under mark and a 51-60-0 run line record. The Cubs are 57-51-0 against the run line and have a 51-55-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 52-55-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 51-60-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 51-55-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 57-51-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
08/03/18 1B Wil Myers Foot is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Chicago Cubs
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 43-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 78 strikeouts over his 77 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 461 hitters and walked 131 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 973 base hits and 484 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 369 batters and struck out 930. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team San Diego is hitting .232, good for 29th in the league. The Padres hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Jose Pirela is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 92 hits this season in 360 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .350 and an OPS+ of 81. Eric Hosmer is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 417 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Padres have 866 hits, including 177 doubles and 94 home runs. San Diego has walked 322 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,045 times as a unit. They have left 688 men on base and have a team OPS of .661. They score 3.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 411 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 62-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Kyle Hendricks has a 7-9 record and a 1.22 WHIP this season. He has 103 strikeouts over the 127 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 121 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 332 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 391 batters and walked 190 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 868 base knocks and 411 earned runs this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 459 hitters and struck out 881 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 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .423 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 .281 with an OBP of .370. He has 94 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 335 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .454 with an OPS+ of 116. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .242 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 74 hits in 306 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Cubs as a unit have 1,000 base hits, including 205 doubles and 114 homers. Chicago has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out on 902 occasions. They have had 850 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 541 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -195
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