Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+155) Los Angeles (-200)
Tony Gonsolin and the Los Angeles Dodgers (44-30, 2nd in NL West) host the Chicago Cubs (41-33, 2nd in NL Central) at Dodger Stadium on Friday. The Cubs open this matchup at +155 while the Dodgers are coming in at -200. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jake Arrieta and Tony Gonsolin.
Chicago has a slugging % of .402 and have struck out 701 times, while drawing a walk on 232 occasions. They have accounted for 306 runs batted in and 538 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average comes in at .226. The Cubs have recorded 94 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 100 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 321 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .303. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are scoring 4.3 runs per outing, which puts them at 16th in the league.
The Cubs have compiled a team earned run average of 3.75 so far this season (11th in the league), and they have rung up 661 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 277 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.32 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.39 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. Cubs pitchers have conceded 86 long balls and 297 runs in total (11th in MLB).
Cubs pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 77 times as well as having 86 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 57 holds on the season (1st in baseball). The Cubs relievers have a save percentage of 79.3% and stepped onto the hill in 87 save situations. They have earned 23 saves on the year and have blown 6 of their 29 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 120 runners for the season with 25.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Cubs have dispatched 273 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Cubs have turned 71.0% of balls in play into outs in their 5,880 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 7th in pro baseball. The Chicago Cubs have earned 1,960 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 721 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them ranked 5th in pro baseball, and they have turned 478 double plays.
Arrieta has taken the hill for 1,579 innings and has racked up 1,406 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.83 (672 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.231. He has allowed 1,390 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 554 free passes. Arrieta (115-87 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.93 while he has gone up against 6,581 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
Los Angeles has knocked in 93 home runs for the year as well as 360 runs batted in. They have tallied 111 doubles, while getting a free base 320 times and putting up 380 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned an on-base percentage of .339 and a batting average of .241 on the year. The Dodgers hold a team slugging percentage of .409 and they have an average of 5.14 runs per contest (2nd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 656 instances (15th in the league) and have earned 600 base hits.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.120 in addition to having a FIP of 3.64 as a pitching staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.34 (742 strikeouts against 222 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 515. They have relinquished 81 long balls and they surrender 3.88 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have relinquished 284 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.30 (241 earned runs relinquished).
Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.6% out of their 98 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 80 times in high leverage situations and also on 72 occasions with base runners. With 90 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 48 holds in addition to 15 blown saves. They are ranked 15th in baseball holding a save rate of 63.4%, and they have sent 243 relievers onto the diamond for the season. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the game in 41 save chances and they have recorded 26 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 38 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (16th in baseball). The Dodgers have recorded 594 assists, 42 errors and have accumulated 1,974 putouts for the season. In their 5,922 innings on the field, the Dodgers have a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (4th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Gonsolin has conceded 67 base knocks while totaling 94 punch outs in 95 frames. He has conceded 28 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.014 and a FIP of 3.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.13 and he has gone up against 383 hitters during his pro baseball career. Gonsolin (6-4 mark in his career) holds a 2.63 earned run average and has surrendered 6.3 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+155) and over 8.5 runs
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