Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 7/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Merrill Kelly and the Arizona Diamondbacks (26-66, 5th in NL West) play the Chicago Cubs (44-46, 3rd in NL Central) at Chase Field on Friday.
As a unit, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 18th in the league. They have notched a total of 378 runs scored and have an OBP of .305. The Cubs have compiled 114 doubles as a squad and have knocked 114 balls out of the park. They have tallied 361 RBI's and 660 hits on the season, and their batting average is .227. Chicago is slugging .394 and have been called out on strikes 870 times, while taking a walk on 288 occasions.
Cubs pitchers have allowed 117 long balls in addition to 402 total runs (17th in the league). They have walked 341 batters and their FIP is 4.59 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.32 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.32. The Cubs hold a team ERA of 4.13 for the year (15th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 792 batters.
The Cubs have sent 331 relievers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 144 base runners so far this season with 30.6% of those players earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 23 saves on the campaign and have blown 9 of 32 chances to get a save. The Cubs relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 71.9% and has entered the game in 92 save situations. The relievers have tallied 59 holds for the season (3rd in baseball). Cubs pitchers have entered the game with runners on 92 times and also have had 95 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs are sitting with 2,367 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 862 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them sitting 8th in MLB, and they have twisted 562 double plays. The Cubs have turned 70.8% of balls in play into outs in their 7,101 innings on the field, ranking them 7th in professional baseball.
Hendricks has thrown 1,152 innings and has earned 962 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Hendricks (80-52 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.65 while going up against 4,677 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.18 (407 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.118. He has given up 1,042 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 246 walks.
The Diamondbacks hold a team SLG% of .371 and they tally 4.14 runs per game (22nd in the league). They have tallied 159 doubles, while walking 307 times as well as notching 381 runs. Arizona has tallied 82 home runs on the campaign as well as 358 RBIs. They have struck out on 834 instances (8th in baseball) and have 722 base hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have compiled an OBP of .305 and a team batting average of .231 on the campaign.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.476 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.95 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.24 (706 strikeouts against 315 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 863. They have surrendered 135 homers and they surrender 5.99 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 531 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 5.40 (479 earned runs allowed).
Arizona bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.5% of 112 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 77 times in high leverage situations and on 76 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 60 save situations, the Diamondbacks have compiled 34 holds and also 17 blown saves. They sit at 30th in the league holding a save percentage of 34.6%, and they have dispatched 320 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Arizona has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 26 save chances and they have converted 9 saves.
Out of their 7,182 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks have earned a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (27th in pro baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 56 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in the majors). The Diamondbacks have recorded 815 assists, 58 errors and have amassed 2,394 putouts for the year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Kelly has conceded 320 base knocks while he has earned 280 strikeouts in 323 innings pitched. He has given up 153 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.264 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.15 and he has gone up against 1,360 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Kelly (21-23 mark in his career) has a 4.25 earned run average while conceding 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago
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