Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-105) Milwaukee (-141)
Brandon Woodruff and the Milwaukee Brewers (5-4, 2nd in NL Central) host the Chicago Cubs (4-5, 4th in NL Central) at American Family Field on Tuesday. The Cubs open this game at -105 while the Brewers are coming in at -141. The over/under opens at 6.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Kyle Hendricks and Brandon Woodruff.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .327 and have struck out 89 times, while drawing a walk on 31 occasions. They have accrued 26 runs batted in in addition to 45 hits for the season, and their batting average is sitting at .167. The Cubs have hit 8 doubles as a squad and have smacked 11 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 26 runs and have an OBP of .265. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are knocking in 2.9 runs per outing, which puts them at 29th in baseball.
The Cubs have a team earned run average of 4.05 so far this year (15th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 94 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.35 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Cubs pitchers have conceded 9 long balls and also 37 total runs (15th in the league). They have walked 40 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.91 as a squad this year.
The Cubs relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 100% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 19 base runners so far this year with 15.8% of those runners ended up scoring. Cubs relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 11 times as well as having 12 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have sent 35 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have a total of 7 holds this year (6th in the league). They have accumulated 3 saves on the season.
Hendricks has pitched in 1,056 frames and has accounted for 892 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Hendricks (69-49 career record) has a FIP of 3.53 and he has gone up against 4,272 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.12 (366 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.107. He has given up 939 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 230 free passes.
The Milwaukee Brewers have recorded an on-base percentage of .285 in addition to a batting average of .202 this year. They have struck out on 96 instances (4th in the league) and have tallied 62 hits. Milwaukee has tallied 11 home runs for the season and 37 runs batted in. The Brewers hold a slugging percentage of .342 and they have an average of 4.22 runs per game (17th in the league). They have notched 8 doubles, while walking 31 times as well as recording 38 runs.
The Brewers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.148 with a FIP of 4.16 as a unit for the season. They are sitting at 25th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 58. The Milwaukee pitching staff have given up 33 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.22 (29 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 (87 strikeouts vs 35 bases on balls). They have allowed 10 dingers and they allow 3.67 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league).
Milwaukee relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 17.0% out of their 6 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 8 times in high leverage situations and on 5 occasions with runners on. With 5 save situations, the Brewers have accrued 2 holds and 2 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in MLB with a save rate of 33.3%, and they have sent 28 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Milwaukee has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 3 save opportunities and they have walked away with 1 save.
During his career, Woodruff has surrendered 250 base knocks while tallying 326 K's in 291 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 117 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.125 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.18 and he has gone up against 1,188 batters during his career. Woodruff (19-11 career record) has a 3.61 ERA while surrendering 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-105)
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