Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Prediction, 6/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+205) New York (-278)
Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets (33-25, 1st in NL East) play the Chicago Cubs (38-28, 1st in NL Central) at Citi Field on Wednesday. The Mets open this matchup at -278 while the Cubs are coming in at +205. The total has been set at 6. The pitchers taking the mound are Trevor Williams and Jacob deGrom.
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are compiling 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 11th in MLB. They have earned 302 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .310. The Cubs have compiled 85 doubles as a team and have hit 90 balls out of the park. They have tallied 287 runs batted in as well as 498 base knocks this year, and their team batting average is .232. Chicago is slugging .410 and have been rung up 616 times, while taking a walk on 214 occasions.
The Cubs have compiled a team ERA of 3.69 on the year (10th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 591 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.37 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.30. Cubs pitchers have yielded 75 home runs and also 262 runs (10th in the league). They have walked 249 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.30 as a squad on the campaign.
The Cubs have dispatched 249 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 118 base runners on the year and 24.6% of them crossed home plate. They have earned 21 saves this season and have blown 6 of their 27 save opportunities. The Cubs relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 77.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 81 save situations. The bullpen have earned 53 holds this season (1st in baseball). Cubs bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 75 times as well as having 82 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs have accounted for 1,750 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 651 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which is 5th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 435 double plays. The Cubs have turned 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,250 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 10th in the majors.
Williams has taken the hill for 578 innings and has earned 465 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Williams (34-39 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.59 while he has faced 2,489 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.50 (289 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.357. He has surrendered 588 base knocks (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 197 walks.
The New York Mets have an OBP of .314 as well as a batting average of .234 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 501 occasions (29th in MLB) and have tallied 437 hits. New York has accounted for 60 home runs for the year and 214 RBIs. The Mets hold a slugging % of .379 and they tally 3.86 runs per contest (27th in MLB). They have notched 78 two-baggers, while walking 186 times and scoring 224 runs.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.131 and have a FIP of 3.19 as a staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.41 (553 strikeouts against 162 walks). They are sitting at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 399. They have given up 45 dingers and they relinquish 3.70 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The New York pitching staff have surrendered 204 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.14 (173 earned runs yielded).
New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.6% out of 71 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 65 times in high leverage situations in addition to 45 occasions with runners on base. With 59 save situations, the Mets have recorded 31 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in baseball with a save percentage of 60.7%, and they have dispatched 182 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. New York has had relievers enter the contest in 28 save chances and they have earned 17 saves.
The New York Mets have turned 48 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (7th in MLB). The Mets have 482 assists, 30 errors and have a total of 1,488 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 4,464 innings on the diamond, the Mets have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in professional baseball).
deGrom (76-53 career mark) has earned a 2.50 ERA and has surrendered 7.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.01 and he has faced 4,877 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 343 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.021 and a FIP of 2.7. So far in his pro baseball career, deGrom has surrendered 967 hits while accumulating 1,462 strikeouts in 1,233 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+205)
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