Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 6/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+120) San Francisco (-152)
Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs (32-23, 1st in NL Central) are headed to Oracle Park on Friday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (34-21, 1st in NL West). The Giants open this contest at -152 while the Cubs are coming in at +120. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jake Arrieta and Logan Webb.
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are knocking in 4.6 runs per contest, which puts them at 11th in baseball. They have accounted for 255 runs while holding a team OBP of .323. The Cubs have tallied 77 doubles as a team and have hit 70 balls out of the park. They have earned 246 RBI's as well as 436 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average is sitting at .242. Chicago has a slugging % of .413 and have struck out 520 times, while being walked on 190 occasions.
Cubs pitchers have allowed 63 home runs in addition to 217 runs (8th in MLB). They have walked 198 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.23 as a unit for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.52 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.29. The Cubs are sitting with a team ERA of 3.61 this year (9th in the league), and they have rung up 499 batters.
Cubs pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 64 times in addition to having 76 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 48 holds on the year (1st in MLB). The Cubs relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 72.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 71 save situations. They have accumulated 16 saves on the season and have missed out on 6 of 22 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 97 runners this season with 25.8% of them crossed the plate. The Cubs have dispatched 210 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Cubs have converted 70.1% of balls in play into outs in their 4,404 innings, which ranks them 13th in MLB. The Chicago Cubs have accounted for 1,468 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 551 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which puts them in 6th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 358 double plays.
Arrieta has taken the mound for 1,564 innings and has earned 1,391 punch outs in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.78 (657 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.225. He has allowed 1,370 hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 547 free passes. Arrieta (115-84 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.90 and he has gone up against 6,510 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The San Francisco Giants have tallied an on-base percentage of .317 and a batting average of .230 for the season. They have struck out on 539 occasions (6th in MLB) and have accounted for 414 hits. San Francisco has recorded 78 HRs for the year to go along with 248 RBIs. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .412 and they tally 4.76 runs per game (9th in the league). They have recorded 79 two-baggers, while walking 216 times and putting up 262 runs.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.150 and have a FIP of 3.73 as a pitching staff on the season. They rank 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 410. The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 200 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.38 (183 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.17 (478 strikeouts vs 151 walks). They have given up 56 homers and they allow 3.69 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
San Francisco relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 44.9% out of their 49 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 66 times in high leverage situations and on 35 occasions with runners on base. With 73 save situations, the Giants have 39 holds and also 13 blown saves. They sit at 14th in MLB holding a save percentage of 61.8%, and they have dispatched 185 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 34 save chances and they have earned 21 saves.
The San Francisco Giants have twisted 38 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in professional baseball). The Giants have 496 assists, 21 errors and have notched a total of 1,464 putouts over the course of the season. In their 4,392 innings on the diamond, the Giants have earned a efficiency on defense of 71.8% (4th in baseball).
During his career, Webb has allowed 151 base hits and he has 137 strikeouts in 143 innings. He has allowed a total of 77 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.441 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.49 and he has gone up against 627 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Webb (9-10 record in his career) holds a 4.85 ERA while conceding 9.5 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+120) and over 8 runs
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