Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/12/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Cubs (-109) Brewers (-101)
Keston Hiura and the Milwaukee Brewers (19-22, 3rd in NL Central) host the Chicago Cubs (26-19, 1st in NL Central) at Miller Park on Saturday. The Brewers open this matchup at -101 while the Cubs are coming in at -109. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Kyle Hendricks and Brett Anderson.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
9/11/2020 Andrew Chafin RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/7/2020 Jose Quintana RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/7/2020 Tyler Chatwood SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/5/2020 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/23/2020 James Norwood RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/18/2020 Brad Wieck RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/11/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/1/2020 Manny Pina C Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 26-19 overall record this season. Hendricks (68-47 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.58 while he has gone up against 4,148 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.16 (359 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.112. He has given up 915 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) with 224 walks. Hendricks has taken the mound for 1,024 frames and has earned 862 punchouts so far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen and they've struck out 178 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 346 base hits and 182 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 140 batters and struck out 395. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Chicago is hitting .229, good for 24th in the league. The Cubs hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .213 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 33 hits this season in 155 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 100. Ian Happ is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 164 while his slugging percentage is at .608. The Cubs have 328 hits, including 65 doubles and 59 home runs. Chicago has walked 177 times so far this season and they have struck out 429 times as a unit. They have left 307 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 205 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 19-22 overall mark this year. Anderson (61-64 career record) has a 4.07 earned run average and has given up 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.58 and he has faced 4,360 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. So far in his MLB career, Anderson has given up 1,104 base hits while earning 703 punchouts in 1,030 innings pitched. He has allowed 466 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.337 and having a FIP of 4.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 215 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 323 base knocks and 184 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 419 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 25th in the league. The Brewers hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Keston Hiura comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .318. He has 36 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 157 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 105. Christian Yelich is hitting .213 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 30 hits in 141 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Brewers as a unit have 311 base hits, including 60 doubles and 53 homers. Milwaukee has walked 156 times this year and they have struck out on 401 occasions. They have had 282 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 177 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs (-109)
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