San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 5/26/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Stratton vs. Jose Quintana
The San Francisco Giants visit Wrigley Field on Saturday, May 26, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Chris Stratton for the Giants and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +185 and Chicago at -200. The Giants have a 26-22-2 over/under record and a 28-22-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 22-24-0 against the run line and have a 20-24-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 26-22-2 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 28-22-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 20-24-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 22-24-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
05/15/18 2B Alen Hanson Hamstring 10-day DL (05/13)
05/09/18 RF Mac Williamson Concussion 10-day DL (04/28)
05/01/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/28/18 2B Joe Panik Thumb 10-day DL (04/28)
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
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 Giants have a 24-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Stratton has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 4.92 and a WHIP of 1.45 this year. He has 42 strikeouts over his 53 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 170 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 432 base hits and 220 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 179 batters and struck out 371. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Giants hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .416. He has 53 hits this season in 167 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .593 and an OPS+ of 178. Buster Posey is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 151 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .430. The Giants have 447 hits, including 86 doubles and 51 home runs. San Francisco has walked 146 times so far this season and they have struck out 478 times as a unit. They have left 364 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 204 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 25-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.47, Jose Quintana has a 5-3 record and a 1.47 WHIP this year. He has 45 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 46 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 175 batters and walked 85 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 340 base knocks and 158 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 204 hitters and struck out 405 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Cubs hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .297. He has 47 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 176 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 126. Kris Bryant is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .418. He has collected 47 hits in 159 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .566. The Cubs as a unit have 418 base hits, including 88 doubles and 52 homers. Chicago has walked 179 times this year and they have struck out on 383 occasions. They have had 369 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 5.17 runs per game and totaled 238 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Giants +185 and over 9.5 total runs
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