Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Trevor Williams and the Chicago Cubs (17-19, 4th in NL Central) are headed to Comerica Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (13-24, 4th in AL Central).
The Cubs have compiled 51 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 42 balls out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging % of .393 and have been rung up 356 times, while drawing a walk on 134 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are earning 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 13th in baseball. They have accrued 153 runs batted in and 264 base knocks on the year, while their batting average sits at .227. They have a total of 160 runs while having a team OBP of .316.
The Cubs have compiled a team earned run average of 4.40 this season (21st in MLB), and the staff has rung up 331 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 147 batters and their FIP is 4.62 as a unit on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.25 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.40. Cubs pitchers have given up 47 home runs in addition to 167 total runs (18th in the league).
The Cubs have dispatched 142 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have inherited 65 base runners this year with 29.2% of them crossed the plate. They have earned 8 saves over the course of the season and have blown 3 out of their 11 save chances. The Cubs bullpen have earned a save rate of 72.7% and stepped onto the hill in 33 save situations. The relief pitchers have 21 holds so far this season (9th in the league). Cubs pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 43 times as well as having 47 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have converted 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,859 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 22nd in pro baseball. The Chicago Cubs have a total of 953 putouts for the season, as well as 348 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which has them sitting 7th in the majors, and have earned 223 double plays.
Williams has taken the mound for 565 innings and has earned 451 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.50 (283 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.359. He has surrendered 576 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) with 193 free passes. Williams (33-39 career record) has a FIP of 4.60 while he has gone up against 2,438 hitters during his time in the majors.
Detroit has a total of 34 home runs over the course of the season as well as 125 RBIs. They have put up 37 doubles, while getting a free base 107 times and scoring 127 runs. The Detroit Tigers have earned a team on-base percentage of .288 in addition to a batting average of .220 on the season. The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .353 and they are earning 3.43 runs per game (29th in baseball). They have struck out on 385 occasions (4th in the league) and have earned a total of 261 base knocks.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.462 with a FIP of 4.82 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 (283 strikeouts against 145 walks). They come in at 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 313. They have given up 48 home runs and they concede 5.49 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 191 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.97 (173 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 31 save situations, the Tigers have 17 holds and also 5 blown saves. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 13 save opportunities and they have come away with 8 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 27 times in high leverage situations and also on 38 occasions with runners on. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.5% out of 63 inherited base runners. They sit at 16th in the league holding a save rate of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 118 relievers onto the diamond this season.
In 2,823 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (21st in the majors). The Detroit Tigers have turned 28 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (25th in professional baseball). The Tigers have accrued 322 assists, 26 errors and have accounted for 941 putouts this season.
In his career, Urena has surrendered 630 base knocks while he has earned 437 K's in 637 innings. Urena (33-50 mark in his career) has a 4.54 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 321 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.344 and a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.93 and he has faced 2,728 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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