Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Great American Ball Park is the site where Tyler Mahle and the Cincinnati Reds (11-13, 4th in NL Central) will play the Chicago Cubs (11-14, 5th in NL Central) on Sunday.
Chicago is slugging .385 and have struck out 253 times, while being walked on 92 occasions. They have accrued 104 RBI's in addition to 170 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is at .213. The Cubs have earned 30 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 31 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 108 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .305. As a unit, the Chicago Cubs are scoring 4.3 runs per outing, which ranks them 13th in the league.
The Cubs have an ERA of 4.79 over the course of the season (28th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 231 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 115 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.75 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.01 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.46. Cubs pitchers have conceded 32 home runs in addition to 120 runs (25th in baseball).
The Cubs bullpen have recorded a save rate of 71.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 21 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 55 runners over the course of the season and 29.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Cubs pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 31 times and also have had 23 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have sent 101 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have 13 holds for the year (13th in baseball). They have compiled 5 saves for the year and have blown 2 out of their 7 save chances.
The Cubs have transformed 69.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,980 innings, which has them sitting at 21st in the majors. The Chicago Cubs have amassed 660 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 228 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .990 which has them ranked 2nd in MLB, and they have twisted 158 double plays.
Williams has thrown 559 frames and has totaled 443 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Williams (33-39 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.52 and he has faced 2,402 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.43 (275 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.345. He has surrendered 565 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) with 187 free passes.
Cincinnati has 35 long balls for the year to go along with 122 RBIs. They have hit 42 doubles, while taking a walk 78 times and scoring 128 runs. The Cincinnati Reds have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .323 in addition to a batting average of .247 for the year. The Reds have a team slugging % of .437 and they score 5.33 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 228 occasions (12th in baseball) and have recorded 202 base hits.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have given up 122 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.73 (112 earned runs given up). They have conceded 34 home runs and they surrender 5.15 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Reds hold a team WHIP of 1.347 in addition to having a FIP of 4.64 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.21 (234 strikeouts vs 106 free passes). They are sitting at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 181.
Cincinnati has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 9 save chances and they have recorded 4 saves. They are ranked 25th in the league holding a save rate of 44.4%, and they have dispatched 86 relievers to the hill on the year. Their relievers have come in 24 times in high leverage situations and on 27 occasions with runners on base. Cincinnati bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 46.2% out of their 39 inherited runners. With 17 save situations, the Reds have accumulated 8 holds and also 5 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have twisted 21 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in the majors). The Reds have recorded 204 assists, 15 errors and are sitting with 639 putouts so far this year. In 1,917 innings on the field, the Reds hold a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (12th in MLB).
Mahle (14-26 career mark) has a 4.46 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 and he has faced 1,458 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 166 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.367 and a FIP of 4.6. In his MLB career, Mahle has given up 328 base hits while earning 349 strikeouts in 335 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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