Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+145) San Diego (-185)
Zach Davies and the Chicago Cubs (33-26, 1st in NL Central) head to Petco Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (36-25, 2nd in NL West). The Padres open this game at -185 while the Cubs are coming in at +145. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Zach Davies and Dinelson Lamet.
Chicago is slugging .408 and have been called out on strikes 557 times, while taking a walk on 195 occasions. They have accumulated 259 runs batted in as well as 457 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average comes in at .236. The Cubs have hit 81 doubles as a unit and have knocked 76 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 269 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .315. As a unit, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 11th in the league.
The Cubs have an earned run average of 3.76 this season (10th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 533 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.46 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.32. Cubs pitchers have given up 70 home runs and also 239 total runs (10th in MLB). They have walked 217 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.32 as a unit so far this season.
Cubs bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 68 times in addition to having 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 50 holds for the year (1st in baseball). The Cubs relief pitchers have a save rate of 73.9% and has entered the game in 74 save situations. They have recorded 17 saves so far this year and have blown 6 of 23 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 103 base runners this year with 26.2% of them ended up scoring. The Cubs have dispatched 225 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Chicago Cubs are sitting with 1,567 putouts so far this season, in addition to 584 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which puts them in 5th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 387 double plays. The Cubs have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 4,701 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 17th in the majors.
Davies has thrown 738 innings and has totaled 530 punch outs during his career. Davies (52-39 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.22 while he has gone up against 3,119 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.88 (318 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.306. He has conceded 736 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 228 walks.
San Diego has accumulated 61 home runs on the campaign to go along with 258 runs batted in. They have put up 81 two-baggers, while taking a walk 238 times and scoring 276 runs. The San Diego Padres are sitting with an OBP of .319 as well as a batting average of .234 over the course of the season. The Padres have a team slugging percentage of .374 and they score 4.52 runs per outing (13th in baseball). They have struck out on 500 occasions (22nd in MLB) and have recorded 476 hits.
The Padres are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.117 with a FIP of 3.66 as a unit so far this year. They come in at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 421. The San Diego pitching staff have conceded 206 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 2.87 (175 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.32 (634 strikeouts against 191 walks). They have conceded 67 home runs and they concede 3.38 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB).
San Diego relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.0% of 50 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 61 times in high leverage situations and on 38 occasions with runners on. With 67 save situations, the Padres have earned 34 holds and 10 blown saves. They rank 8th in baseball holding a save rate of 68.8%, and they have sent 224 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. San Diego has had relief pitchers enter the game in 32 save opportunities and they have walked away with 22 saves.
The San Diego Padres have turned 52 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (27th in MLB). The Padres have racked up 514 assists, 42 errors and are sitting with 1,645 putouts for the year. In their 4,935 innings on the field, the Padres have a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (7th in baseball).
Lamet (14-14 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.67 earned run average and has given up 6.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and he has gone up against 1,143 batters in his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 112 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.163 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. So far in his MLB career, Lamet has allowed 208 base hits and he has 358 K's in 274 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (-185)
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