Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+125) San Francisco (-161)
Kohl Stewart and the Chicago Cubs (32-24, 1st in NL Central) travel to Oracle Park on Saturday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (35-21, 1st in NL West). The Giants open this game at -161 while the Cubs are coming in at +125. The O/U is set at 7. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kohl Stewart and Kevin Gausman.
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. They have accumulated 257 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .320. The Cubs have hit 78 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 71 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 248 runs batted in in addition to 441 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate is at .240. Chicago has a slugging % of .411 and have been rung up 528 times, while taking a walk on 190 occasions.
Cubs pitchers have relinquished 64 home runs and 224 runs in total (10th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 203 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.23 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.50 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.30. The Cubs are sitting with a team ERA of 3.68 so far this year (9th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 508 hitters.
Cubs pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 66 times in addition to having 77 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 48 holds this season (1st in baseball). The Cubs bullpen have a save percentage of 72.7% and stepped onto the hill in 71 save situations. They have accumulated 16 saves so far this season and have missed out on 6 of their 22 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 100 base runners over the course of the season with 27.0% of them ended up scoring. The Cubs have sent 213 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Cubs have turned 69.9% of balls in play into outs in their 4,476 innings, which has them sitting at 14th in pro baseball. The Chicago Cubs have accumulated 1,492 putouts this year, as well as 559 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which has them sitting 6th in the majors, and they have turned 366 double plays.
Stewart (5-3 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.70 and he has faced 287 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 66 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 27 walks. His earned run average is 4.43 (33 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.388. Stewart has thrown 67 innings and has 36 punch outs during his career.
The Giants have a SLG% of .414 and they score 4.80 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have hit 80 two-baggers, while walking 221 times as well as notching 269 runs. San Francisco has 79 home runs on the year to go along with 255 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 548 occasions (6th in the league) and have earned a total of 425 base hits. The San Francisco Giants have accumulated an OBP of .319 in addition to a batting average of .232 so far this year.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.139 and have a FIP of 3.71 as a team this season. They sit at 11th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 415. The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 202 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.35 (185 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.22 (486 strikeouts against 151 bases on balls). They have allowed 57 homers and they concede 3.66 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
With 74 save situations, the Giants have tallied 40 holds and 13 blown saves. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 34 save chances and they have come away with 21 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 66 times in high leverage situations in addition to 35 occasions with base runners. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 44.9% of 49 inherited runners. They are ranked 15th in the league holding a save rate of 61.8%, and they have dispatched 187 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season.
Out of their 4,473 innings on the diamond, the Giants have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (3rd in the majors). The San Francisco Giants have turned 39 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in pro baseball). The Giants have racked up 505 assists, 21 errors and have accounted for 1,491 putouts this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Gausman has surrendered 1,055 base hits and he has 1,017 punch outs in 1,056 innings. Gausman (56-66 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.07 ERA while conceding 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up 477 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.295 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.26 and he has gone up against 4,461 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+125)
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