Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 8/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+110) Miami (-141)
Marlins Park is the site where Elieser Hernandez and the Miami Marlins (50-67, 4th in NL East) will play the Chicago Cubs (52-67, 4th in NL Central) on Sunday. The Marlins open this contest at -141 while the Cubs are coming in at +110. The O/U opens at 7. The expected starting pitchers are Alec Mills and Elieser Hernandez.
Chicago has a slugging % of .395 and have been called out on strikes 1,155 times, while drawing a walk on 367 occasions. They have earned 468 RBI's as well as 880 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is at .229. The Cubs have earned 159 doubles as a squad and have knocked 148 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 493 runs scored and hold an OBP of .306. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are knocking in 4.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 21st in the league.
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The Cubs hold a team ERA of 4.60 this year (22nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,015 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 437 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.79 as a team this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.32 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. Cubs pitchers have given up 167 home runs and also 575 runs in total (24th in the league).
The Cubs bullpen have earned a save rate of 76.3% and has come into the game in 101 save situations. The relievers have inherited 189 runners this year with 30.7% of those players crossed the plate. Cubs pitchers have come into the game with players on base 119 times as well as having 117 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have sent 436 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have accumulated 62 holds on the campaign (10th in the league). They have earned 29 saves on the year and have not converted 9 of 38 save opportunities.
The Chicago Cubs are sitting with 3,067 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,137 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which ranks 9th in the majors, and have earned 739 double plays. The Cubs have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,201 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball.
Mills has taken the ball for 191 frames and has totaled 168 strikeouts so far in his career. Mills (11-10 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.45 while he has faced 806 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.19 (89 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.260. He has given up 177 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 64 free passes.
Miami has accumulated 116 home runs for the year as well as 446 runs batted in. They have put up 172 two-baggers, while walking 337 times and putting up 470 runs. The Miami Marlins hold an on-base percentage of .305 as well as a batting average of .238 on the year. The Marlins hold a slugging % of .381 and they tally 4.05 runs per outing (26th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,119 occasions (4th in MLB) and have totaled 922 base hits.
The Marlins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.255 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.96 as a squad for the season. They are currently ranked 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 900. The Miami pitching staff have surrendered 483 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.81 (430 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.63 (983 strikeouts vs 374 walks). They have given up 111 homers and they surrender 4.28 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB).
With 99 save situations, the Marlins have accrued 56 holds and 22 blown saves. Miami has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 43 save chances and they have converted 21 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 128 times in high leverage situations in addition to 82 occasions with runners on. Miami bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.4% out of their 125 inherited runners. They are ranked 29th in the league with a save percentage of 48.8%, and they have sent 429 relievers to the mound for the season.
In their 9,054 innings played, the Marlins hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (16th in pro baseball). The Miami Marlins have turned 105 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in the majors). The Marlins have recorded 1,033 assists, 82 errors and are sitting with 3,018 putouts so far this year.
In his MLB career, Hernandez has given up 170 hits and he has 173 strikeouts in 181 innings pitched. Hernandez (6-12 mark in his career) has earned a 4.77 ERA while conceding 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 96 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.260 and having a FIP of 5.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.98 and he has faced 770 batters in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+110) and over 7 runs
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