Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 6/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+110) San Francisco (-135)
Zach Davies and the Chicago Cubs (31-23, 1st in NL Central) head to Oracle Park on Thursday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (34-21, 1st in NL West). The Cubs open this contest at +110 while the Giants are coming in at -135. The total opens at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Zach Davies and Anthony DeSclafani.
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in the league. They are sitting with 249 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .322. The Cubs have accumulated 75 doubles as a unit and have hit 69 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 240 runs batted in in addition to 426 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .241. Chicago is slugging .411 and have been called out on strikes 509 times, while taking a walk on 187 occasions.
Cubs pitchers have yielded 63 home runs and 216 total runs (9th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 194 opposing players and their FIP is 4.26 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.52 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.29. The Cubs have a team ERA of 3.66 on the year (9th in the league), and their staff has rung up 489 batters.
The Cubs have sent 206 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 96 runners this season with 26.0% of those players crossed the plate. They have recorded 16 saves for the year and have blown 6 of their 22 chances to get a save. The Cubs relievers have a save percentage of 72.7% and stepped onto the hill in 68 save situations. The relievers have earned 45 holds for the year (1st in MLB). Cubs pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 63 times and also have had 76 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs have amassed 1,441 putouts this year, in addition to 541 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which has them ranked 6th in the majors, and have 351 double plays. The Cubs have turned 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 4,323 innings, which has them sitting 13th in the majors.
Davies has pitched in 734 innings and has earned 526 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 3.85 (314 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.300. He has conceded 728 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 226 walks. Davies (52-38 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.23 while facing 3,097 opposing hitters in the majors.
The San Francisco Giants have recorded an on-base percentage of .317 as well as a team batting average of .230 so far this season. They have struck out on 539 occasions (6th in the league) and have recorded 414 base hits. San Francisco is sitting with 78 long balls this year to go along with 248 RBIs. The Giants hold a team SLG% of .412 and they are scoring 4.76 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have hit 79 doubles, while taking a walk 216 times and notching 262 runs.
The Giants have a WHIP of 1.150 in addition to having a FIP of 3.73 as a unit for the year. They are sitting at 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 410. The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 200 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.38 (183 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.17 (478 strikeouts vs 151 free passes). They have conceded 56 homers and they relinquish 3.69 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
Sitting with 73 save situations, the Giants have accumulated 39 holds and 13 blown saves. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 34 save chances and they have walked away with 21 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 66 times in high leverage situations in addition to 35 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 44.9% out of 49 inherited base runners. They are ranked 14th in baseball with a save rate of 61.8%, and they have sent 185 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season.
Out of their 4,392 innings on the diamond, the Giants have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (6th in the majors). The San Francisco Giants have turned 38 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in baseball). The Giants have recorded 496 assists, 21 errors and have earned 1,464 putouts on the season.
So far in his MLB career, DeSclafani has given up 714 hits while he has earned 636 K's in 717 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 337 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.282 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and he has gone up against 3,026 hitters so far in his career. DeSclafani (41-41 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.23 earned run average while surrendering 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (-135)
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