Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 4/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+145) Atlanta (-170)
Truist Park is the site where Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves (9-12, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Chicago Cubs (10-11, 4th in NL Central) on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Cubs coming in at +145 and the Braves are at -170. The O/U opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Williams and Ian Anderson.
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are scoring 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 14th in MLB. They have tallied 92 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .308. The Cubs have accumulated 27 doubles as a unit and have hit 28 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 89 RBI's in addition to 141 hits this season, and their team batting average is .213. Chicago has a slugging rate of .395 and have been rung up 215 times, while being walked on 77 occasions.
Cubs pitchers have conceded 23 home runs in addition to 94 total runs (17th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 99 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.48 as a team for the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.99 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Cubs are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.48 on the season (23rd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 197 batters.
Cubs relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 26 times in addition to having 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 13 holds on the year (8th in the league). The Cubs relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 71.4% and has come into the game in 21 save situations. They have earned 5 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 2 out of their 7 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 45 runners so far this year with 35.6% of those runners crossed the plate. The Cubs have dispatched 84 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Cubs have transformed 70.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,683 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 11th in baseball. The Chicago Cubs have earned 561 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 199 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .990 which is 3rd in baseball, and they have twisted 133 double plays.
Williams (33-38 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.53 while he has gone up against 2,379 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 559 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) with 185 free passes. His earned run average is 4.44 (273 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.343. Williams has taken the hill for 554 innings and has totaled 435 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
Atlanta has accounted for 28 home runs so far this season as well as 86 runs batted in. They have 31 doubles, while taking a walk 79 times and putting up 91 runs. The Atlanta Braves have accumulated a team OBP of .309 and a batting average of .215 so far this year. The Braves hold a team slugging percentage of .399 and they score 4.33 runs per game (15th in the league). They have struck out on 183 occasions (23rd in baseball) and have totaled 141 hits.
The Atlanta pitching staff have yielded 103 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.80 (95 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 30 homers and they concede 5.20 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.392 in addition to having a FIP of 4.55 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.62 (199 strikeouts against 76 free passes). They rank 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 172.
Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.1% out of their 26 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 37 times in high leverage situations and also on 15 occasions with runners on base. With 23 save situations, the Braves have earned 14 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. They rank 14th in baseball holding a save percentage of 62.5%, and they have sent 75 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Atlanta has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 8 save chances and they have recorded 5 saves.
In 1,608 innings on the diamond, the Braves hold a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (23rd in baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 11 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in the majors). The Braves have 178 assists, 7 errors and have accounted for 536 putouts for the year.
In his career, Anderson has conceded 40 base hits while totaling 64 strikeouts in 54 innings. He has allowed 15 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.196 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.56 and he has faced 232 hitters so far in his career. Anderson (4-2 career win-loss record) has a 2.48 ERA and has allowed 6.6 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+145) and over 8.5 runs
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