Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 7/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Wade Miley and the Cincinnati Reds (40-40, 3rd in NL Central) play the Chicago Cubs (42-39, 2nd in NL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Sunday.
The Cubs have recorded 99 doubles as a team and have hit 107 baseballs out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging rate of .395 and have been called out on strikes 787 times, while drawing a walk on 264 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 18th in the league. They have 326 runs batted in as well as 581 base knocks this season, while their batting average comes in at .223. They have accounted for 342 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .304.
The Cubs have a team ERA of 3.97 so far this year (13th in the league), and their staff has rung up 721 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.29 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.31. Cubs pitchers have relinquished 98 long balls and 344 total runs (13th in MLB). They have walked 315 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.46 as a squad for the year.
Cubs bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 80 times as well as having 91 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 57 holds so far this season (1st in the league). The Cubs relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 76.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 88 save situations. They have compiled 23 saves so far this season and have not converted 7 out of their 30 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 123 runners on the season with 26.8% of those players earned a run for their team. The Cubs have sent 300 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
The Cubs have transformed 70.9% of balls in play into outs out of 6,399 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 7th in the majors. The Chicago Cubs have amassed 2,133 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 777 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which ranks 5th in MLB, and have accumulated 511 double plays.
Hendricks has taken the ball for 1,140 innings and is sitting with 956 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Hendricks (79-52 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.66 while he has faced 4,626 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.19 (404 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.118. He has allowed 1,030 base hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 245 walks.
The Cincinnati Reds hold an OBP of .331 in addition to a batting average of .251 this season. They have been rung up on 698 instances (18th in the league) and have tallied 677 base hits. Cincinnati has compiled 106 home runs on the season to go along with 381 runs batted in. The Reds have a team slugging % of .422 and they are scoring 4.97 runs per contest (5th in MLB). They have 136 two-baggers, while walking 279 times as well as putting up 398 runs.
The Reds have a WHIP of 1.377 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.41 as a squad this year. They are sitting at 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 646. The Cincinnati pitching staff have allowed 402 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.68 (369 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.36 (783 strikeouts against 332 free passes). They have surrendered 104 long balls and they concede 5.10 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league).
Cincinnati has had relievers step onto the hill in 32 save opportunities and they have converted 19 saves. They are ranked 19th in MLB with a save percentage of 59.4%, and they have dispatched 288 relievers onto the diamond this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 84 times in high leverage situations and on 87 occasions with base runners. Cincinnati relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 42.0% out of their 131 inherited runners. With 62 save situations, the Reds have compiled 28 holds and 13 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 47 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in the majors). The Reds have recorded 678 assists, 49 errors and have a tally of 2,130 putouts for the year. In their 6,390 innings on the field, the Reds have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (21st in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Miley has surrendered 1,535 base hits while accumulating 1,196 punch outs in 1,499 innings. He has conceded 696 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.371 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and he has faced 6,432 batters in his MLB career. Miley (91-89 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.18 earned run average while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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