Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-125) Chicago (+115)
Trevor Williams and the Chicago Cubs (5-7, 4th in NL Central) play the Atlanta Braves (5-8, 4th in NL East) at Wrigley Field on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Braves coming in at -125 and the Cubs are at +115. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Huascar Ynoa and Trevor Williams.
The Braves have accounted for 22 doubles as a squad and have knocked 20 balls out of the park. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .420 and have struck out 123 times, while drawing a walk on 40 occasions. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which has them at 12th in MLB. They have amassed 55 RBI's in addition to 93 hits for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .221. They have earned a total of 59 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .299.
Braves pitchers have conceded 14 home runs in addition to 64 total runs (21st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 45 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.75 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.02 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Braves have compiled a team ERA of 4.65 over the course of the season (20th in the league), and the staff has rung up 136 hitters.
The Braves have sent 49 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 12 runners this year with 16.7% of those players crossed the plate. They have accumulated 3 saves for the year and have blown 3 of their 6 chances to save the game. The Braves relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 15 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 9 holds this season (5th in the league). Braves bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 8 times in addition to having 30 appearances in high leverage situations.
Ynoa has taken the mound for 36 frames and has totaled 35 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.15 (21 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.391. He has given up 35 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 16 walks. Ynoa (0-0 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.16 while he has gone up against 159 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Chicago Cubs hold a team on-base percentage of .254 in addition to a team batting average of .163 so far this year. They have struck out on 122 instances (9th in the league) and have earned a total of 59 hits. Chicago has tallied 13 home runs so far this year to go along with 32 RBIs. The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .307 and they score 2.67 runs per contest (30th in baseball). They have 11 two-baggers, while taking a walk 37 times as well as scoring 32 runs.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.352 in addition to having a FIP of 3.92 as a team over the course of the season. They sit at 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 88. The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 52 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.37 (51 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.22 (120 strikeouts vs 54 bases on balls). They have allowed 11 long balls and they relinquish 4.46 runs per 9 innings (13th in baseball).
With 14 save situations, the Cubs have recorded 8 holds in addition to 1 blown save. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 5 save chances and they have recorded 4 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 15 times in high leverage situations and also on 15 occasions with base runners. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.6% out of 29 inherited runners. They sit at 8th in the league with a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 46 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
Williams (32-38 mark in his career) has a 4.47 earned run average and has conceded 9.1 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.35 and he has faced 2,337 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded 270 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.344 and having a FIP of 4.6. In his pro baseball career, Williams has conceded 550 hits while earning 425 punch outs in 544 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+115)
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