St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs 9/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Cole Hamels
Wrigley Field is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Cole Hamels for the Cubs.
St. Louis opens at +155 while Chicago opens at -180. The Cardinals have a 75-77-7 over/under record and a 78-81-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 79-80-0 against the run line and have a 71-86-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 75-77-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 78-81-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 71-86-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 79-80-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/22/18 P Matt Pearce Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/04/18 CF Dexter Fowler Foot 60-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
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 60-day DL (06/20)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/27/18 3B Kris Bryant Wrist is questionable Friday vs St. Louis Cardinals
09/22/18 SS Addison Russell Disciplinary is out indefinitely
09/18/18 P Brandon Morrow Biceps is out for season
09/06/18 RF Mark Zagunis Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
08/30/18 C Bobby Wilson Ankle 10-day DL (08/24)
07/21/18 P Anthony Bass Back 10-day DL (07/21)
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 60-day DL (05/23)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 87-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 17-4 record with an earned run average of 2.94 and a WHIP of 1.09 this year. He has 140 strikeouts over his 192.2 innings pitched and he's given up 181 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 549 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 516 hitters and walked 267 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,329 base hits and 607 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 583 batters and struck out 1,315. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .249, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 143 hits this season in 552 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 145. Jose Ramirez is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 154 hits and he has driven in 105 men in 566 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .555. The Cardinals have 1,346 hits, including 241 doubles and 205 home runs. St. Louis has walked 516 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,356 times as a unit. They have left 1,076 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 748 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 93-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.87, Cole Hamels has a 9-11 record and a 1.29 WHIP this season. He has 180 strikeouts over the 183.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 173 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 549 batters and walked 268 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,284 base knocks and 588 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 613 hitters and struck out 1,303 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .329. He has 173 hits this year along with 111 RBI in 590 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 129. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 153 hits in 551 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Cubs as a unit have 1,425 base hits, including 280 doubles and 164 homers. Chicago has walked 563 times this year and they have struck out on 1,358 occasions. They have had 1,205 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 741 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +155
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