Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+155) Los Angeles (-200)
Zach Davies and the Chicago Cubs (41-33, 1st in NL Central) go to Dodger Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (44-29, 2nd in NL West). The Dodgers open this matchup at -200 while the Cubs are priced at +155. The O/U opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Zach Davies and Walker Buehler.
The Cubs have accounted for 94 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 100 baseballs out of the stadium. Chicago owns a slugging percentage of .402 and have been called out on strikes 701 times, while drawing a walk on 232 occasions. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.3 runs per outing, which is 15th in the league. They have 306 runs batted in and 538 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .226. They have earned a total of 321 runs and have an OBP of .303.
The Cubs hold a team ERA of 3.75 on the season (12th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 661 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.39 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Cubs pitchers have conceded 86 long balls and also 297 total runs (11th in baseball). They have walked 277 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.32 as a squad this season.
The Cubs have dispatched 273 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 120 base runners this year with 25.0% of them ended up scoring. They have compiled 23 saves for the season and have blown 6 of their 29 save chances. The Cubs relief pitchers have a save rate of 79.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 87 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 57 holds this year (1st in MLB). Cubs bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 77 times in addition to having 86 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have turned 71.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,880 innings, which ranks them 7th in baseball. The Chicago Cubs have earned a total of 1,960 putouts so far this season, as well as 721 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which ranks 5th in baseball, and they have twisted 478 double plays.
Davies (54-40 career mark) has a FIP of 4.23 and he has gone up against 3,189 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 746 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 235 free passes. His ERA is 3.88 (326 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.296. Davies has taken the mound for 757 innings and is sitting with 542 K's thus far in his career.
Los Angeles has 93 home runs this year as well as 358 RBIs. They have hit 109 doubles, while walking 317 times and putting up 377 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have compiled a team OBP of .340 and a team batting average of .242 for the year. The Dodgers have a team slugging % of .412 and they earn 5.16 runs per outing (2nd in MLB). They have struck out on 650 occasions (14th in baseball) and have recorded 595 base knocks.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 279 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.27 (236 earned runs yielded). They have given up 78 home runs and they allow 3.86 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.114 with a FIP of 3.59 as a squad on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.38 (731 strikeouts against 216 free passes). They are currently ranked 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 508.
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.2% out of their 92 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 79 times in high leverage situations and also on 69 occasions with runners on. With 90 save situations, the Dodgers have recorded 48 holds in addition to 15 blown saves. They rank 15th in baseball with a save percentage of 63.4%, and they have sent 240 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this year. Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 41 save chances and they have walked away with 26 saves.
Out of their 5,850 innings played, the Dodgers have a efficiency on defense of 71.8% (4th in baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 38 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (15th in professional baseball). The Dodgers have 587 assists, 42 errors and have earned 1,950 putouts so far this season.
During his MLB career, Buehler has allowed 346 base hits while accumulating 508 K's in 456 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 152 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.004 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.54 and he has gone up against 1,818 batters during his MLB career. Buehler (31-9 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.00 ERA while conceding 6.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-200)
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