Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Cubs (-167) Tigers (+154)
Victor Reyes and the Detroit Tigers (11-15, 4th in AL Central) host the Chicago Cubs (17-10, 1st in NL Central) at Comerica Park on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Cubs coming in at -167 and the Tigers are at +154. The over/under opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Tyler Chatwood and Spencer Turnbull.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
8/23/2020 James Norwood RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/22/2020 Kris Bryant 3B Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/18/2020 Steven Souza RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/18/2020 Jose Quintana SP Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/18/2020 Brad Wieck RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/16/2020 Tyler Chatwood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/23/2020 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/19/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/19/2020 Harold Castro 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/15/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/7/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/18/2020 Jordan Zimmermann SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 17-10 overall record this season. Chatwood (51-56 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.72 while he has faced 3,679 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.40 (412 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.509. He has allowed 836 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 436 free passes. Chatwood has pitched in 843 innings and has earned 620 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.42 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 101 hitters and walked 51 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 204 base hits and 115 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 81 batters and struck out 234. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Chicago is hitting .224, good for 26th in the league. The Cubs hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .213 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 19 hits this season in 89 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .404 and an OPS+ of 113. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .230 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 87 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Cubs have 189 hits, including 43 doubles and 32 home runs. Chicago has walked 115 times so far this season and they have struck out 269 times as a unit. They have left 183 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 122 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 11-15 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Turnbull has allowed 190 hits and he has 182 punchouts in 189 innings. He has given up 97 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.417 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.33 and he has faced 831 batters in his MLB career. Turnbull (5-21 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.62 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 105 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.93. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 239 base knocks and 149 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 198 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.19.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 20th in the league. The Tigers hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Victor Reyes comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .317. He has 21 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 77 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 101. Niko Goodrum is hitting .202 this season and he has an OBP of .267. He has collected 18 hits in 89 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Tigers as a unit have 201 base hits, including 42 doubles and 37 homers. Detroit has walked 66 times this year and they have struck out on 267 occasions. They have had 144 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 120 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers (+154)
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