Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs (17-19, 4th in NL Central) head to Comerica Park on Friday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (12-24, 5th in AL Central).
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are scoring 4.4 runs per contest, which is 13th in the league. They have accumulated 160 runs while holding a team OBP of .316. The Cubs have earned 51 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 42 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 153 runs batted in as well as 264 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average comes in at .227. Chicago owns a slugging percentage of .393 and have been called out on strikes 356 times, while being walked on 134 occasions.
The Cubs have compiled a team earned run average of 4.40 so far this season (21st in the league), and the staff has rung up 331 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.25 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.40. Cubs pitchers have conceded 47 home runs and also 167 total runs (19th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 147 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.62 as a team on the year.
The Cubs have sent 142 relievers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 65 runners so far this season and 29.2% of those players crossed the plate. They have 8 saves on the campaign and have not converted 3 of 11 chances to get a save. The Cubs relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 72.7% and has come into the game in 33 save situations. The relievers have racked up 21 holds so far this season (9th in the league). Cubs relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 43 times and also have had 47 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have transformed 68.9% of balls in play into outs in their 2,859 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 24th in professional baseball. The Chicago Cubs have amassed 953 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 348 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .986 which is 6th in baseball, and have earned 223 double plays.
Arrieta (113-82 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.87 and he has gone up against 6,421 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 1,348 base hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 539 walks. His ERA is 3.77 (647 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.221. Arrieta has taken the hill for 1,545 innings and has tallied 1,378 K's thus far in his career.
Detroit has recorded 34 home runs on the season to go along with 121 runs batted in. They have 36 two-baggers, while taking a walk 103 times and scoring 123 runs. The Detroit Tigers have an OBP of .285 as well as a batting average of .217 so far this year. The Tigers have a SLG% of .353 and they earn 3.42 runs per outing (30th in baseball). They have struck out on 374 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have earned 251 base hits.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.463 and have a FIP of 4.90 as a unit so far this year. They come in at 23rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 303. The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 188 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.03 (170 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.92 (273 strikeouts against 142 walks). They have given up 48 homers and they surrender 5.56 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league).
Detroit has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 12 save chances and they have walked away with 7 saves. They are currently ranked 18th in the league with a save rate of 58.3%, and they have dispatched 113 relievers onto the diamond for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 25 times in high leverage situations and on 35 occasions with runners on base. Detroit bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.0% of 59 inherited runners. Sitting with 26 save situations, the Tigers have 13 holds and also 5 blown saves.
In their 2,742 innings on the field, the Tigers have a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (21st in pro baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 27 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (25th in MLB). The Tigers have 311 assists, 25 errors and have accumulated 914 putouts so far this year.
Thus far in his career, Skubal has surrendered 55 base knocks while he has tallied 63 strikeouts in 59 innings pitched. Skubal (1-9 career record) has a 5.64 earned run average while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 37 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.390 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.33 and he has gone up against 259 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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