Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 7/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+155) Chicago (-200)
Wrigley Field is the venue where Trevor Williams and the Chicago Cubs (47-50, 4th in NL Central) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (30-68, 5th in NL West) on Sunday. The Cubs open this contest at -200 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +155. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Caleb Smith and Trevor Williams.
As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are earning 4.2 runs per outing, which has them at 20th in baseball. They have notched a total of 411 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .311. The Diamondbacks have earned 175 doubles as a squad and have hit 88 balls out of the park. They have 387 runs batted in in addition to 778 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is .234. Arizona has a slugging rate of .379 and have been called out on strikes 884 times, while taking a walk on 336 occasions.
Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 141 home runs in addition to 556 runs in total (30th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 325 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.85 as a squad on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.46. The Diamondbacks have compiled a team ERA of 5.29 on the season (29th in baseball), and they have rung up 762 hitters.
The Diamondbacks have sent 340 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 124 runners this season with 29.8% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 12 saves so far this year and have missed out on 19 out of their 31 save chances. The Diamondbacks bullpen have a save percentage of 38.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 74 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 42 holds on the season (20th in baseball). Diamondbacks pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 82 times in addition to having 87 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 2,556 putouts this season, as well as 863 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which is 24th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 601 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 67.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,668 innings on the field, ranking them 27th in pro baseball.
Smith has taken the mound for 341 frames and has earned 377 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.51 (171 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.283. He has given up 284 hits (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has 154 free passes. Smith (18-24 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.82 while he has faced 1,461 batters in the majors.
The Cubs hold a slugging percentage of .390 and they score 4.18 runs per outing (22nd in baseball). They have recorded 128 doubles, while getting a free base 305 times as well as putting up 405 runs. Chicago has a total of 119 home runs so far this season and 387 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 934 instances (5th in the league) and have notched a total of 708 base knocks. The Chicago Cubs have earned an on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a batting average of .225 on the season.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.321 and have a FIP of 4.57 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.31 (854 strikeouts against 369 free passes). They rank 15th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 753. They have allowed 125 homers and they give up 4.57 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 431 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.09 (386 earned runs given up).
Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.3% out of 157 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 105 times in high leverage situations in addition to 99 occasions with runners on. With 94 save situations, the Cubs have accumulated 59 holds and 9 blown saves. They sit at 2nd in MLB with a save rate of 73.5%, and they have sent 356 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Chicago has had relievers step onto the hill in 34 save opportunities and they have walked away with 25 saves.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 80 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in baseball). The Cubs have 920 assists, 55 errors and have notched a total of 2,548 putouts so far this season. In 7,644 innings on the field, the Cubs are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (8th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Williams has allowed 601 base knocks while he has accumulated 471 K's in 587 innings pitched. Williams (34-39 career mark) holds a 4.54 earned run average and has given up 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 296 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.363 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.37 and he has gone up against 2,532 batters so far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+155) and over 9 runs
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