St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs 7/22/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Jose Quintana
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Wrigley Field on Sunday, July 22, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +128 and Chicago at -138. The Cardinals have a 43-48-5 over/under record and a 43-53-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 52-43-0 against the run line and have a 45-48-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 43-48-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 43-53-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 45-48-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 52-43-0 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 (07/18)
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 49-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 2.79 and a WHIP of 1.05 this year. He has 83 strikeouts over his 119.1 innings pitched and he's given up 105 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 312 hitters and walked 133 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 3.91. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 799 base hits and 376 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 332 batters and struck out 794. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 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 129. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 359 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .384. The Cardinals have 811 hits, including 136 doubles and 125 home runs. St. Louis has walked 309 times so far this season and they have struck out 821 times as a unit. They have left 644 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 437 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 56-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.96, Jose Quintana has a 8-6 record and a 1.37 WHIP this year. He has 87 strikeouts over the 97.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 89 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 294 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 356 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 757 base knocks and 359 earned runs this season. They have given up 102 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 407 hitters and struck out 787 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 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 .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, 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 .319 with an OBP of .356. He has 90 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 282 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 108. Javier Baez is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 101 hits in 349 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .559. The Cubs as a unit have 892 base hits, including 186 doubles and 103 homers. Chicago has walked 374 times this year and they have struck out on 815 occasions. They have had 762 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 490 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals +128 and over 9 total runs
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