Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 5/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians (18-14, 2nd in AL Central) host the Chicago Cubs (17-17, 3rd in NL Central) at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
As a unit, the Chicago Cubs are knocking in 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in baseball. They are sitting with 157 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .312. The Cubs have accounted for 46 doubles as a unit and have hit 41 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 150 runs batted in and 244 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate is .224. Chicago has a slugging % of .393 and have been rung up 334 times, while being walked on 124 occasions.
Cubs pitchers have conceded 45 long balls and 162 runs in total (23rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 142 hitters and their FIP is 4.68 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.43. The Cubs hold a team ERA of 4.53 over the course of the season (23rd in baseball), and they have rung up 313 hitters.
The Cubs bullpen have a save rate of 72.7% and has entered the game in 33 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 64 runners this year and 29.7% of those players crossed the plate. Cubs pitchers have entered the game with runners on 41 times in addition to having 43 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have dispatched 136 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 21 holds on the season (8th in the league). They have accumulated 8 saves on the campaign and have not converted 3 out of their 11 save opportunities.
The Cubs have turned 68.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,700 innings on the diamond, ranking them 24th in baseball. The Chicago Cubs have earned 900 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 328 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which ranks 10th in the majors, and they have twisted 212 double plays.
Alzolay has taken the ball for 59 innings and is sitting with 72 punch outs during his career. Alzolay (3-4 career mark) has a FIP of 4.31 while facing 247 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.53 (30 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.173. He has surrendered 41 base hits (6.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 29 free passes.
Cleveland has knocked in 40 HRs this season to go along with 130 runs batted in. They have 48 two-baggers, while taking a walk 107 times and racking up 136 runs. The Cleveland Indians have an OBP of .286 in addition to a batting average of .210 on the campaign. The Indians have a team SLG% of .384 and they score 4.25 runs per game (16th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 269 occasions (27th in MLB) and have 219 hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 121 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.52 (111 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 42 dingers and they relinquish 3.83 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.165 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.10 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.91 (311 strikeouts vs 107 free passes). They are sitting at 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 224.
Sitting with 25 save situations, the Indians have compiled 13 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 12 save chances and they have earned 10 saves. Their relievers have come in 27 times in high leverage situations and on 24 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.0% out of their 31 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 6th in the league with a save rate of 83.3%, and they have dispatched 98 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 24 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (21st in pro baseball). The Indians have 303 assists, 23 errors and have 854 putouts so far this season. In 2,562 innings played, the Indians hold a efficiency on defense of 72.1% (3rd in the majors).
In his pro baseball career, Bieber has allowed 399 base hits while he has accumulated 576 strikeouts in 454 innings. Bieber (37-16 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.29 earned run average while allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 166 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.095 and a FIP of 3.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 5.82 and he has gone up against 1,841 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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