Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Prediction, 6/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+130) New York (-167)
David Peterson and the New York Mets (32-24, 1st in NL East) host the Chicago Cubs (37-27, 1st in NL Central) at Citi Field on Monday. The Mets open this game at -167 while the Cubs are coming in at +130. The O/U has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jake Arrieta and David Peterson.
Chicago has a slugging % of .415 and have been called out on strikes 601 times, while drawing a walk on 211 occasions. They have compiled 284 RBI's and 491 base knocks for the year, while their batting average comes in at .235. The Cubs have earned 84 doubles as a unit and have hit 88 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 298 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .314. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which is 11th in the league.
The Cubs have an earned run average of 3.72 on the season (10th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 576 hitters. They have walked 238 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.31 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.42 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.31. Cubs pitchers have conceded 74 home runs and also 257 total runs (10th in baseball).
The Cubs relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 76.9% and has come into the game in 79 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 112 base runners on the campaign and 25.9% of those runners crossed the plate. Cubs relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 72 times in addition to having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have dispatched 243 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 52 holds on the year (1st in the league). They have accumulated 20 saves for the year and have missed out on 6 out of their 26 chances to get a save.
The Chicago Cubs have 1,699 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 629 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which ranks 5th in baseball, and they have twisted 420 double plays. The Cubs have converted 70.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,097 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 10th in professional baseball.
Arrieta (115-85 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.91 while he has faced 6,543 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 1,380 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 550 walks. His earned run average is 3.80 (664 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.228. Arrieta has taken the hill for 1,571 innings and is sitting with 1,398 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Mets hold a slugging percentage of .380 and they score 3.86 runs per outing (26th in MLB). They have 75 two-baggers, while getting a free base 177 times as well as putting up 216 runs. New York has recorded 58 home runs on the season as well as 207 runs batted in. They have struck out on 482 instances (29th in the league) and have notched a total of 424 hits. The New York Mets have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a team batting average of .235 on the year.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.132 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.09 as a staff this season. They come in at 1st in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 387. The New York pitching staff have relinquished 195 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.09 (164 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.47 (534 strikeouts against 154 walks). They have relinquished 40 homers and they allow 3.67 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball).
New York has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 26 save opportunities and they have converted 16 saves. They rank 14th in the league holding a save percentage of 61.5%, and they have sent 176 relievers to the mound this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 64 times in high leverage situations in addition to 44 occasions with runners on. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.8% out of their 68 inherited base runners. Sitting with 56 save situations, the Mets have amassed 30 holds in addition to 10 blown saves.
The New York Mets have twisted 43 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (8th in the majors). The Mets have 464 assists, 30 errors and have accounted for 1,434 putouts on the campaign. In their 4,302 innings played, the Mets have a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (15th in baseball).
Peterson (7-7 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.84 earned run average while allowing 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.07 and he has gone up against 413 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has allowed 52 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.355 and a FIP of 4.7. During his MLB career, Peterson has given up 86 hits while tallying 93 strikeouts in 96 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+130)
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