Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-105) Milwaukee (-110)
American Family Field is the site where Freddy Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers (3-4, 4th in NL Central) will play the Chicago Cubs (4-3, 3rd in NL Central) on Monday. The Brewers open this game at -110 while the Cubs are priced at -105. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Adbert Alzolay and Freddy Peralta.
The Cubs have hit 6 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 10 balls out of the park. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .343 and have been called out on strikes 67 times, while drawing a walk on 28 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago Cubs are notching 3.3 runs per game, which is 23rd in the league. They have earned 23 RBI's as well as 32 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is sitting at .157. They are sitting with 23 runs scored while having a team OBP of .264.
The Cubs have compiled a team ERA of 2.95 on the year (5th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 73 batters. They have walked 30 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.81 as a team so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.43 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. Cubs pitchers have allowed 7 long balls in addition to 22 total runs (25th in MLB).
The Cubs have dispatched 27 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relievers have inherited 16 runners for the season and 18.8% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 3 saves on the campaign. The Cubs bullpen have earned a save percentage of 100.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The relievers have tallied 7 holds this year (2nd in baseball). Cubs bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 9 times as well as having 12 appearances in high leverage situations.
Alzolay (2-3 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.19 and he has gone up against 167 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 29 hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has 24 free passes. His ERA is 4.89 (21 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.371. Alzolay has pitched in 38 innings and is sitting with 46 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Brewers have a team SLG% of .267 and they are recording 2.86 runs per game (28th in MLB). They have hit 4 doubles, while taking a walk 17 times and putting up 20 runs. Milwaukee has recorded 6 home runs so far this season to go along with 19 RBIs. They have struck out on 81 instances (5th in the league) and have a total of 40 base hits. The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated a team OBP of .243 and a team batting average of .172 this season.
The Brewers have a team WHIP of 1.032 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.05 as a squad this season. They rank 27th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 39. The Milwaukee pitching staff have given up 25 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.29 (23 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.96 (77 strikeouts against 26 bases on balls). They have given up 9 home runs and they allow 3.57 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball).
Milwaukee has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 3 save opportunities and they have tallied 1 save. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save rate of 33.3%, and they have sent 21 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Their relievers have come in 7 times in high leverage situations and also on 4 occasions with base runners. Milwaukee relievers have an inherited score percentage of 0.0% out of their 5 inherited runners. With 4 save situations, the Brewers have compiled 1 hold and 2 blown saves.
In his career, Peralta has allowed 161 base hits while earning 272 punch outs in 199 innings. He has conceded a total of 100 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.287 and having a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.83 and he has faced 857 batters so far in his MLB career. Peralta (17-8 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.51 ERA while giving up 7.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-110)
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