Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+190) Los Angeles (-256)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (44-31, 2nd in NL West) will take on the Chicago Cubs (42-33, 1st in NL Central) on Saturday. The Cubs open this game at +190 while the Dodgers are priced at -256. The over/under has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Alec Mills and Julio Urias.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .402 and have struck out 709 times, while being walked on 236 occasions. They have accrued 310 RBI's and 546 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is at .226. The Cubs have compiled 94 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 102 balls out of the park. They have racked up 325 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .304. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are recording 4.3 runs per contest, which is 16th in baseball.
Cubs pitchers have conceded 86 home runs and 297 total runs (11th in baseball). They have walked 285 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.31 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.34 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Cubs are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.70 on the campaign (11th in the league), and the staff has struck out 668 hitters.
Cubs pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 77 times in addition to having 86 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 57 holds on the season (1st in MLB). The Cubs relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 79.3% and has entered the game in 87 save situations. They have tallied 23 saves this season and have missed out on 6 of 29 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 120 runners over the course of the season with 25.0% of those players crossed home plate. The Cubs have dispatched 276 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Cubs have converted 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,961 innings, which has them ranked 6th in pro baseball. The Chicago Cubs have a total of 1,987 putouts this year, in addition to 729 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which is 5th in MLB, and have a total of 483 double plays.
Mills has pitched in 152 innings and has 139 K's during his MLB career. Mills (9-7 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.66 and he has gone up against 642 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.36 (74 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.238. He has given up 135 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 54 walks.
Los Angeles has tallied 93 home runs on the year as well as 360 runs batted in. They have 111 doubles, while taking a walk 328 times as well as earning 380 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied an on-base percentage of .337 and a team batting average of .239 this season. The Dodgers hold a team SLG% of .405 and they score 5.07 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have struck out on 663 occasions (15th in MLB) and are sitting with 600 base hits.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.123 in addition to having a FIP of 3.67 as a team on the season. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 523. The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 288 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.31 (245 earned runs yielded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.32 (750 strikeouts vs 226 free passes). They have surrendered 83 long balls and they allow 3.89 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 26.7% out of 101 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 80 times in high leverage situations and also on 73 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 90 save situations, the Dodgers have tallied 48 holds in addition to 15 blown saves. They are currently ranked 15th in baseball with a save percentage of 63.4%, and they have dispatched 246 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers take the mound in 41 save opportunities and they have recorded 26 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 40 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in professional baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 603 assists, 43 errors and have a total of 2,001 putouts on the season. Out of their 6,003 innings on the field, the Dodgers have a efficiency on defense of 71.8% (4th in professional baseball).
During his career, Urias has surrendered 286 base knocks while he has tallied 327 punch outs in 327 frames. He has conceded a total of 124 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.202 and having a FIP of 3.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.06 and he has faced 1,356 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. Urias (21-10 career win-loss mark) has a 3.41 ERA while surrendering 7.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+190)
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