Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 6/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres
Date: Monday, June 7, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+115) San Diego (-125)
Adbert Alzolay and the Chicago Cubs (32-26, 1st in NL Central) are headed to Petco Park on Monday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (36-23, 2nd in NL West). The odds on this contest have the Cubs priced at +115 and the Padres are at -125. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Adbert Alzolay and Ryan Weathers.
As a unit, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.6 runs per contest, which has them at 12th in the league. They have accounted for 262 runs and have an on-base percentage of .319. The Cubs have tallied 79 doubles as a unit and have knocked 73 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 253 runs batted in as well as 446 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is at .239. Chicago has a slugging rate of .411 and have been called out on strikes 536 times, while drawing a walk on 193 occasions.
Cubs pitchers have allowed 68 home runs and also 232 runs in total (12th in baseball). They have walked 209 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.32 as a unit so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.47 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Cubs have an earned run average of 3.76 for the season (10th in the league), and they have rung up 517 hitters.
The Cubs have dispatched 218 relievers to the hill for the season. The relievers have inherited 100 runners this year with 27.0% of those players crossed the plate. They have recorded 16 saves on the year and have missed out on 6 of their 22 save opportunities. The Cubs bullpen have compiled a save rate of 72.7% and has come into the game in 71 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 48 holds over the course of the season (1st in MLB). Cubs relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 66 times and also have had 76 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs have amassed 1,516 putouts this season, as well as 566 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which ranks 7th in pro baseball, and they have turned 374 double plays. The Cubs have turned 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,548 innings on the field, ranking them 15th in pro baseball.
Alzolay has taken the mound for 88 frames and has earned 100 K's thus far in his career. Alzolay (6-6 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.25 while going up against 360 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.97 (39 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.098. He has allowed 64 base hits (6.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 33 free passes.
The Padres hold a slugging percentage of .380 and they are earning 4.64 runs per game (10th in MLB). They have notched 79 doubles, while taking a walk 232 times as well as putting up 274 runs. San Diego has accounted for 61 long balls so far this season and 256 runs batted in. They have struck out on 476 instances (23rd in MLB) and have a total of 465 base knocks. The San Diego Padres have a team on-base percentage of .322 and a team batting average of .237 on the year.
The San Diego pitching staff have relinquished 196 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 2.80 (165 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 63 homers and they yield 3.33 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Padres have a WHIP of 1.102 in addition to having a FIP of 3.63 as a staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.27 (609 strikeouts vs 186 free passes). They are currently ranked 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 398.
Sitting with 67 save situations, the Padres have 34 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. San Diego has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 32 save opportunities and they have recorded 22 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 61 times in high leverage situations and on 37 occasions with runners on base. San Diego relievers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of their 48 inherited runners. They are ranked 8th in MLB with a save rate of 68.8%, and they have sent 219 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
In their 4,773 innings played, the Padres have a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (5th in the majors). The San Diego Padres have turned 49 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .980 (28th in MLB). The Padres have recorded 498 assists, 42 errors and have a tally of 1,591 putouts during this campaign.
In his MLB career, Weathers has surrendered 27 hits while accumulating 29 strikeouts in 39 frames. He has allowed 9 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.992 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.42 and he has faced 152 batters during his career. Weathers (2-2 record in his career) holds a 2.06 ERA and has given up 6.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+115)
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