Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs (17-19, 4th in NL Central) go to Comerica Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (13-24, 4th in AL Central).
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are compiling 4.4 runs per game, which is 13th in baseball. They have tallied 160 runs scored and hold an OBP of .316. The Cubs have accumulated 51 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 42 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 153 runs batted in and 264 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .227. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .393 and have been called out on strikes 356 times, while drawing a walk on 134 occasions.
Cubs pitchers have surrendered 47 long balls in addition to 167 runs (18th in the league). They have walked 147 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.62 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.25 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. The Cubs have an ERA of 4.40 over the course of the season (21st in MLB), and the staff has rung up 331 hitters.
The Cubs have dispatched 142 relievers to the mound on the year. The relievers have inherited 65 base runners so far this season and 29.2% of them crossed home plate. They have tallied 8 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 3 of their 11 save opportunities. The Cubs relief pitchers have a save rate of 72.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 33 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 21 holds this season (9th in baseball). Cubs relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 43 times and also have had 47 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have turned 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,859 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 22nd in pro baseball. The Chicago Cubs have a tally of 953 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 348 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which is 7th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 223 double plays.
Hendricks has pitched in 1,082 innings and is sitting with 912 strikeouts in his career. Hendricks (71-52 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.63 and he has faced 4,397 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.22 (387 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.123. He has allowed 979 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 236 walks.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .353 and they are earning 3.43 runs per game (29th in the league). They have recorded 37 doubles, while walking 107 times and scoring 127 runs. Detroit has recorded 34 HRs on the season as well as 125 runs batted in. They have struck out on 385 occasions (4th in the league) and have 261 hits. The Detroit Tigers have recorded a team OBP of .288 as well as a batting average of .220 for the year.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.462 with a FIP of 4.82 as a pitching staff this year. They rank 24th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 313. The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 191 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.97 (173 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.95 (283 strikeouts vs 145 bases on balls). They have given up 48 long balls and they yield 5.49 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league).
Sitting with 31 save situations, the Tigers have amassed 17 holds and also 5 blown saves. Detroit has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 13 save opportunities and they have tallied 8 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 27 times in high leverage situations and on 38 occasions with base runners. Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.5% out of 63 inherited runners. They rank 16th in the league holding a save rate of 61.5%, and they have sent 118 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
In 2,823 innings played, the Tigers hold a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (21st in baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 28 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (25th in baseball). The Tigers have 322 assists, 26 errors and have earned 941 putouts for the season.
Boyd (36-57 mark in his career) has earned a 4.90 earned run average and has conceded 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.08 and he has gone up against 3,199 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 407 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.311 and a FIP of 4.7. So far in his MLB career, Boyd has conceded 746 hits and he has 721 punch outs in 747 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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