Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 7/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+100) Chicago (-125)
Zach Davies and the Chicago Cubs (47-49, 4th in NL Central) play the Arizona Diamondbacks (30-68, 5th in NL West) at Wrigley Field on Friday. The Cubs open this matchup at -125 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +100. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Zac Gallen and Zach Davies.
The Diamondbacks have recorded 170 doubles as a team and have hit 86 balls out of the park. Arizona is slugging .376 and have struck out 874 times, while drawing a walk on 332 occasions. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are compiling 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 21st in MLB. They have 381 RBI's and 766 hits this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .233. They have earned 405 runs and have an OBP of .309.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 141 home runs and 552 runs in total (30th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 324 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.89 as a unit over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.46. The Diamondbacks have compiled a team ERA of 5.33 on the campaign (29th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 758 hitters.
Diamondbacks relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 81 times and also have had 84 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 39 holds so far this year (26th in baseball). The Diamondbacks bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 37.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 69 save situations. They have earned 11 saves on the season and have blown 18 of 29 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 121 base runners so far this season and 29.8% of those players ended up scoring. The Diamondbacks have sent 335 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have accounted for 2,529 putouts this year, in addition to 855 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which is 24th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 594 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 67.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,587 innings, ranking them 27th in MLB.
Gallen has taken the ball for 198 innings and has earned 234 punch outs during his MLB career. Gallen (7-12 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.70 and he has gone up against 830 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.04 (67 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.208. He has conceded 156 hits (7.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 84 free passes.
The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .393 and they tally 4.22 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have notched 123 two-baggers, while walking 300 times as well as scoring 401 runs. Chicago has compiled 119 HRs so far this year as well as 383 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 918 occasions (5th in baseball) and have accounted for 697 base hits. The Chicago Cubs have tallied a team OBP of .305 in addition to a batting average of .226 this season.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 425 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.12 (381 earned runs given up). They have given up 123 long balls and they concede 4.60 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.320 and have a FIP of 4.60 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.31 (836 strikeouts against 362 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 13th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 736.
With 94 save situations, the Cubs have recorded 59 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 34 save opportunities and they have recorded 25 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 100 times in high leverage situations and also on 95 occasions with base runners. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.0% out of their 150 inherited base runners. They are ranked 2nd in baseball holding a save percentage of 73.5%, and they have sent 349 relievers onto the field so far this year.
In their 7,488 innings on the diamond, the Cubs have a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (7th in MLB). The Chicago Cubs have turned 79 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (10th in professional baseball). The Cubs have accrued 905 assists, 54 errors and have amassed 2,496 putouts over the course of the season.
Davies (55-42 career mark) has a 3.86 earned run average and has given up 8.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.23 and he has gone up against 3,293 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 335 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.301 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. So far in his MLB career, Davies has allowed 765 base knocks while totaling 559 strikeouts in 781 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+100) and over 9 runs
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