Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs (24-22, 2nd in NL Central) travel to PNC Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-28, 5th in NL Central).
As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 11th in MLB. They have earned a total of 213 runs while holding a team OBP of .321. The Cubs have tallied 66 doubles as a team and have knocked 55 balls out of the park. They have tallied 205 RBI's in addition to 357 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is .237. Chicago has a slugging % of .402 and have been rung up 445 times, while drawing a walk on 163 occasions.
The Cubs have a team earned run average of 3.99 on the season (14th in the league), and the staff has rung up 416 batters. They have walked 173 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.42 as a unit this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.40 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.34. Cubs pitchers have surrendered 56 home runs and also 197 total runs (15th in the league).
The Cubs have sent 178 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have inherited 83 base runners for the season with 27.7% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 11 saves for the season and have blown 5 of their 16 save chances. The Cubs bullpen have a save percentage of 68.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 50 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 33 holds on the year (2nd in baseball). Cubs pitchers have entered the game with runners on 55 times in addition to having 62 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have converted 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs in their 3,675 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 16th in professional baseball. The Chicago Cubs are sitting with 1,225 putouts this season, as well as 461 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding rate is at .986 which has them sitting 5th in baseball, and have accumulated 293 double plays.
Arrieta has taken the mound for 1,556 frames and has accumulated 1,381 K's during his MLB career. Arrieta (114-83 career record) holds a FIP of 3.89 while he has faced 6,465 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.78 (653 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.222. He has conceded 1,359 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 542 walks.
The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .342 and they score 3.35 runs per outing (30th in baseball). They have tallied 71 doubles, while walking 144 times and earning 154 runs. Pittsburgh has accumulated 30 home runs on the campaign to go along with 146 RBIs. They have been rung up on 393 occasions (21st in MLB) and have accounted for 352 base hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated an on-base percentage of .302 and a team batting average of .229 over the course of the season.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 232 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.91 (217 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 59 dingers and they concede 5.25 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.334 and have a FIP of 4.44 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.48 (396 strikeouts vs 160 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 371.
Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.4% out of their 56 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 39 times in high leverage situations and on 36 occasions with runners on. With 29 save situations, the Pirates have accumulated 20 holds and also 1 blown save. They rank 3rd in the league with a save percentage of 85.7%, and they have dispatched 160 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. Pittsburgh has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 7 save chances and they have tallied 6 saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have twisted 37 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (15th in pro baseball). The Pirates have 414 assists, 27 errors and have accumulated 1,194 putouts during this campaign. In their 3,582 innings played, the Pirates have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (15th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Yajure has given up 8 base hits and he has 16 K's in 16 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 5 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 0.980 and a FIP of 5.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.00 and he has gone up against 63 hitters in his MLB career. Yajure (0-1 career record) has a 2.76 ERA while surrendering 4.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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