Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 6/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-113) San Francisco (+103)
Oracle Park is the site where Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants (37-21, 1st in NL West) will take on the Chicago Cubs (32-26, 1st in NL Central) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has the Cubs coming in at -113 and the Giants are at +103. The total opens at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kyle Hendricks and Johnny Cueto.
The Cubs have accrued 79 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 73 balls out of the stadium. Chicago is slugging .411 and have been rung up 536 times, while being walked on 193 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.6 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 12th in baseball. They have accumulated 253 runs batted in and 446 hits on the season, while their team batting average is at .239. They have earned a total of 262 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .319.
Cubs pitchers have allowed 68 home runs and 232 runs in total (12th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 209 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.32 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.47 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Cubs are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.76 over the course of the season (10th in the league), and the staff has struck out 517 hitters.
The Cubs relievers have earned a save percentage of 72.7% and has entered the game in 71 save situations. The relievers have inherited 100 runners this year and 27.0% of them ended up scoring. Cubs relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 66 times in addition to having 76 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have dispatched 218 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen have earned 48 holds so far this year (1st in MLB). They have earned 16 saves so far this season and have missed out on 6 of their 22 chances to save the game.
The Chicago Cubs have amassed 1,516 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 566 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which is 7th in pro baseball, and they have turned 374 double plays. The Cubs have turned 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,548 innings, which has them ranked 15th in professional baseball.
Hendricks (75-52 career record) holds a FIP of 3.64 while he has faced 4,506 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 1,007 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 237 free passes. His ERA is 3.20 (395 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.121. Hendricks has taken the hill for 1,109 innings and has 933 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
The San Francisco Giants have accounted for an on-base percentage of .321 as well as a batting average of .233 so far this season. They have been rung up on 557 occasions (6th in the league) and have earned a total of 435 hits. San Francisco has recorded 83 home runs this year to go along with 263 runs batted in. The Giants hold a slugging percentage of .419 and they score 4.86 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have hit 81 doubles, while taking a walk 227 times and scoring 277 runs.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.134 in addition to having a FIP of 3.74 as a team so far this season. They are sitting at 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 420. The San Francisco pitching staff have allowed 207 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.36 (189 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.21 (494 strikeouts vs 154 walks). They have conceded 59 HR's and they surrender 3.68 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league).
San Francisco relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 44.9% of 49 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 66 times in high leverage situations and also on 35 occasions with runners on. With 77 save situations, the Giants have compiled 41 holds and 13 blown saves. They are ranked 15th in MLB holding a save rate of 62.9%, and they have sent 192 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 35 save chances and they have walked away with 22 saves.
The San Francisco Giants have twisted 39 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in pro baseball). The Giants have recorded 520 assists, 22 errors and have accumulated 1,518 putouts this season. In 4,554 innings played, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 72.2% (3rd in baseball).
In his career, Cueto has surrendered 1,788 hits while tallying 1,648 strikeouts in 1,964 innings. He has given up a total of 745 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.197 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.93 and he has gone up against 8,144 batters in his pro baseball career. Cueto (132-91 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.41 ERA while surrendering 8.2 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-113) and over 8 runs
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