San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs 8/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Joey Lucchesi vs. Jon Lester
The San Diego Padres head to Wrigley Field on Sunday, August 5, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Joey Lucchesi for the Padres and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have San Diego at +200 and Chicago at -240. The Padres have a 53-55-4 over/under mark and a 52-60-0 run line record. The Cubs are 57-52-0 against the run line and have a 52-55-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 53-55-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 52-60-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 52-55-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 57-52-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
08/04/18 P Joey Lucchesi Illness has been scratched from today%27s start
08/03/18 1B Wil Myers Foot is "?" Saturday 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
08/03/18 P Brian Duensing Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
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 43-69 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 3.52 and they have given up 385 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 463 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 4.39. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 983 base hits and 489 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 934. 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 4.14.
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. Eric Hosmer is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 105 hits this season in 420 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 92. Jose Pirela is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .307. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 363 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .347. The Padres have 874 hits, including 178 doubles and 95 home runs. San Diego has walked 324 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,053 times as a unit. They have left 695 men on base and have a team OPS of .661. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 415 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 63-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.22, Jon Lester has a 12-4 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 99 strikeouts over the 125.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 393 batters and walked 192 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 3.76. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 876 base knocks and 414 earned runs this season. They have given up 114 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 461 hitters and struck out 889 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 .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. Kyle Schwarber comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .367. He has 76 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 309 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .472 with an OPS+ of 119. Willson Contreras is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 94 hits in 335 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .454. The Cubs as a unit have 1,010 base hits, including 205 doubles and 116 homers. Chicago has walked 421 times this year and they have struck out on 906 occasions. They have had 857 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 546 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -240
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