St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs 7/21/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: John Gant vs. Tyler Chatwood
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 21, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are John Gant for the Cardinals and Tyler Chatwood for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +140 and Chicago at -150. The Cardinals have a 42-48-5 over/under record and a 42-53-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 52-42-0 against the run line and have a 44-48-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 42-48-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 42-53-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 44-48-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 52-42-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/18/18 P Miles Mikolas Paternity List is out indefinitely (expected to start Sunday vs Chicago Cubs)
07/08/18 LF Tyler O'Neill Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/30/18 P Alex Reyes Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/19/18 P Brandon Morrow Biceps 10-day DL (07/19)
06/27/18 P Justin Hancock Shoulder 10-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)
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 60-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 48-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Gant has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.49 and a WHIP of 1.12 this year. He has 43 strikeouts over his 49 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 307 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 789 base hits and 371 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 325 batters and struck out 780. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .246, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jose Martinez is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 95 hits this season in 318 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of . Marcell Ozuna is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 356 at bats. His OPS+ is while his slugging percentage is at .385. The Cardinals have 793 hits, including 131 doubles and 120 home runs. St. Louis has walked 301 times so far this season and they have struck out 819 times as a unit. They have left 637 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 419 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 56-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.04, Tyler Chatwood has a 3-5 record and a 1.77 WHIP this year. He has 76 strikeouts over the 84 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 76 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 5.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 355 batters and walked 167 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.7 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 3.57. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 739 base knocks and 341 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 399 hitters and struck out 785 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Albert Almora comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .356. He has 88 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 277 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .437 with an OPS+ of . Javier Baez is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 100 hits in 344 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of and a slugging percentage of .564. The Cubs as a unit have 882 base hits, including 185 doubles and 101 homers. Chicago has walked 367 times this year and they have struck out on 801 occasions. They have had 750 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 485 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals +140 and over 9 total runs
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