Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Prediction, 6/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+110) New York (-135)
Taijuan Walker and the New York Mets (32-25, 1st in NL East) play the Chicago Cubs (38-27, 1st in NL Central) at Citi Field on Tuesday. The Mets open this matchup at -135 while the Cubs are priced at +110. The O/U is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Alec Mills and Taijuan Walker.
Chicago has a slugging % of .411 and have struck out 607 times, while drawing a walk on 212 occasions. They have amassed 285 runs batted in in addition to 495 hits on the season, while their batting average is at .234. The Cubs have earned 85 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 88 balls out of the park. They have 300 runs scored and have an OBP of .312. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which is 10th in the league.
Cubs pitchers have allowed 74 home runs and also 257 total runs (9th in the league). They have walked 241 hitters and their FIP is 4.27 as a unit on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29. The Cubs have an ERA of 3.66 so far this year (10th in the league), and the staff has rung up 585 hitters.
The Cubs have sent 245 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 114 runners this year with 25.4% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 21 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 6 of their 27 save opportunities. The Cubs relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 77.8% and has come into the game in 81 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 53 holds for the season (1st in MLB). Cubs bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 73 times as well as having 82 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs have a tally of 1,726 putouts thus far, as well as 638 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which puts them in 5th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 427 double plays. The Cubs have converted 70.3% of balls in play into outs out of 5,178 innings on the field, which has them ranked 10th in pro baseball.
Mills has taken the hill for 143 frames and has earned 130 punch outs thus far in his career. Mills (8-6 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.84 while he has faced 602 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.46 (71 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.228. He has allowed 124 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 52 walks.
New York has accumulated 59 HRs on the season as well as 209 RBIs. They have notched 77 doubles, while walking 178 times and racking up 219 runs. The New York Mets have recorded an OBP of .313 as well as a team batting average of .235 on the season. The Mets hold a team SLG% of .380 and they score 3.84 runs per game (27th in baseball). They have struck out on 495 instances (29th in the league) and have 432 base hits.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.142 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.17 as a squad over the course of the season. They are sitting at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 396. The New York pitching staff have relinquished 202 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.16 (171 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.40 (544 strikeouts vs 160 bases on balls). They have given up 43 HR's and they relinquish 3.73 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
With 57 save situations, the Mets have 30 holds and also 11 blown saves. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 27 save opportunities and they have tallied 16 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 65 times in high leverage situations in addition to 45 occasions with runners on. New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.6% of 71 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 18th in baseball with a save percentage of 59.3%, and they have dispatched 179 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season.
Out of their 4,383 innings played, the Mets are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (16th in baseball). The New York Mets have turned 47 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (7th in baseball). The Mets have recorded 472 assists, 30 errors and have earned 1,461 putouts on the season.
In his pro baseball career, Walker has given up 580 base hits and he has 588 punch outs in 642 innings pitched. He has allowed 262 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.226 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.83 and he has faced 2,709 batters in his career. Walker (40-36 career win-loss mark) has a 3.67 earned run average while giving up 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-135)
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