Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Prediction, 6/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+110) New York (-135)
Citi Field is the venue where Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets (34-25, 1st in NL East) will take on the Chicago Cubs (38-29, 1st in NL Central) on Thursday. The Cubs open this contest at +110 while the Mets are coming in at -135. The total has been set at 7. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kyle Hendricks and Marcus Stroman.
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The Cubs have recorded 85 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 91 baseballs out of the park. Chicago has a slugging rate of .409 and have been called out on strikes 631 times, while taking a walk on 215 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 11th in MLB. They have accounted for 289 runs batted in and 505 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .232. They have 304 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .310.
The Cubs hold a team ERA of 3.68 on the campaign (10th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 602 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.36 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Cubs pitchers have relinquished 75 home runs in addition to 265 runs (10th in baseball). They have walked 255 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.29 as a team on the campaign.
The Cubs have dispatched 252 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 119 base runners on the season with 25.2% of them crossed the plate. They have compiled 21 saves over the course of the season and have blown 6 of their 27 save opportunities. The Cubs relievers have earned a save rate of 77.8% and has entered the game in 81 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 53 holds this season (1st in the league). Cubs bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 76 times in addition to having 83 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs have a total of 1,774 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 661 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which puts them in 5th in MLB, and have accumulated 441 double plays. The Cubs have turned 70.2% of balls in play into outs in their 5,322 innings, ranking them 10th in baseball.
Hendricks has taken the mound for 1,122 innings and has accumulated 940 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.21 (400 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.121. He has surrendered 1,017 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 241 walks. Hendricks (77-52 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.67 while going up against 4,556 opposing hitters in the majors.
The New York Mets have an OBP of .315 and a batting average of .235 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 512 occasions (29th in the league) and have earned 445 base hits. New York has compiled 60 home runs so far this season to go along with 217 runs batted in. The Mets hold a team slugging percentage of .379 and they are scoring 3.85 runs per outing (27th in MLB). They have hit 80 doubles, while getting a free base 192 times and scoring 227 runs.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.127 and have a FIP of 3.18 as a team over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 406. The New York pitching staff have surrendered 206 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.12 (175 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.48 (568 strikeouts against 163 bases on balls). They have yielded 46 dingers and they surrender 3.67 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball).
New York has called on relievers to take the mound in 29 save opportunities and they have come away with 18 saves. They are ranked 15th in the league holding a save percentage of 62.1%, and they have sent 183 relievers to the mound for the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 66 times in high leverage situations and on 45 occasions with runners on. New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.6% out of their 71 inherited base runners. Sitting with 60 save situations, the Mets have recorded 31 holds and also 11 blown saves.
In 4,545 innings on the field, the Mets have a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (11th in baseball). The New York Mets have turned 48 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (6th in professional baseball). The Mets have recorded 487 assists, 30 errors and have accumulated 1,515 putouts on the campaign.
Stroman (57-51 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.64 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and he has faced 3,859 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 375 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.273 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. So far in his MLB career, Stroman has allowed 918 base hits while he has earned 762 strikeouts in 926 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-135)
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