Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 6/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+180) Milwaukee (-244)
American Family Field is the site where Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers (46-33, 1st in NL Central) will take on the Chicago Cubs (42-37, 2nd in NL Central) on Wednesday. The Brewers open this contest at -244 while the Cubs are coming in at +180. The total opens at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be Jake Arrieta and Corbin Burnes.
As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 17th in baseball. They are sitting with 334 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .302. The Cubs have hit 98 doubles as a team and have knocked 107 balls out of the park. They have earned 319 RBI's as well as 567 hits for the season, while their team batting average is .223. Chicago has a slugging rate of .398 and have struck out 766 times, while taking a walk on 250 occasions.
The Cubs have a team earned run average of 3.88 so far this season (12th in the league), and their staff has rung up 702 batters. They have walked 302 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.40 as a unit so far this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.32 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.30. Cubs pitchers have given up 95 home runs and 327 runs in total (13th in baseball).
The Cubs have sent 290 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 121 base runners for the year and 25.6% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 23 saves over the course of the season and have blown 6 of 29 save opportunities. The Cubs bullpen have compiled a save rate of 79.3% and has entered the game in 87 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 57 holds this year (1st in MLB). Cubs bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 78 times and also have had 91 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs are sitting with 2,085 putouts so far this season, as well as 760 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which is 5th in MLB, and have accumulated 503 double plays. The Cubs have converted 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 6,255 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 7th in the majors.
Arrieta has thrown 1,584 frames and is sitting with 1,410 punch outs thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.83 (674 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.232. He has allowed 1,395 hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 557 free passes. Arrieta (115-87 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.93 and he has gone up against 6,605 batters in the major leagues.
The Milwaukee Brewers have earned an OBP of .306 and a batting average of .218 on the year. They have been rung up on 771 instances (3rd in the league) and have recorded 564 base knocks. Milwaukee has 95 HRs on the campaign to go along with 319 RBIs. The Brewers hold a slugging percentage of .377 and they are recording 4.22 runs per game (18th in baseball). They have hit 111 doubles, while taking a walk 290 times and scoring 333 runs.
The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.180 in addition to having a FIP of 3.78 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.99 (820 strikeouts against 274 walks). They have a ranking of 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 560. They have yielded 89 home runs and they allow 3.97 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Milwaukee pitching staff have allowed 312 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.62 (284 earned runs relinquished).
Milwaukee has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 37 save opportunities and they have converted 23 saves. They rank 16th in MLB holding a save percentage of 62.2%, and they have sent 251 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 96 times in high leverage situations in addition to 48 occasions with runners on base. Milwaukee relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.9% of 58 inherited base runners. Sitting with 75 save situations, the Brewers have earned 38 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have twisted 43 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in professional baseball). The Brewers have recorded 640 assists, 46 errors and have accounted for 2,121 putouts during this campaign. In their 6,363 innings on the diamond, the Brewers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.1% (6th in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Burnes has given up 189 hits while earning 308 punch outs in 221 innings. He has allowed 94 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.166 and a FIP of 3.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.46 and he has gone up against 923 hitters in his pro baseball career. Burnes (15-10 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.82 ERA and has given up 7.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+180)
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