Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 5/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Adbert Alzolay and the Chicago Cubs (26-22, 2nd in NL Central) host the Cincinnati Reds (21-25, 4th in NL Central) at Wrigley Field on Friday.
Cincinnati has a slugging % of .432 and have been called out on strikes 416 times, while drawing a walk on 152 occasions. They have 219 RBI's in addition to 389 base knocks this season, while their team batting average is .248. The Reds have compiled 74 two-baggers as a team and have hit 69 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 232 runs while holding a team OBP of .324. As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in the league.
Reds pitchers have surrendered 61 home runs and 254 runs in total (28th in the league). They have walked 198 hitters and their FIP is 4.45 as a unit for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.29 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.38. The Reds hold a team earned run average of 5.06 this year (29th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 453 hitters.
Reds bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 55 times in addition to having 46 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 13 holds on the season (29th in baseball). The Reds relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 53.3% and has come into the game in 28 save situations. They have 8 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 7 of their 15 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 78 base runners on the campaign and 43.6% of those runners ended up scoring. The Reds have sent 168 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Reds have turned 69.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,717 innings, which has them sitting at 18th in MLB. The Cincinnati Reds have a tally of 1,239 putouts so far this season, as well as 411 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them ranked 26th in professional baseball, and have a total of 286 double plays.
Castillo has pitched in 567 frames and has accumulated 623 K's in his MLB career. Castillo (33-40 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.85 while going up against 2,366 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.95 (249 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.220. He has surrendered 489 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 203 walks.
The Chicago Cubs hold an OBP of .322 as well as a batting average of .238 so far this year. They have been rung up on 452 occasions (9th in baseball) and have recorded 368 base knocks. Chicago has 57 home runs this season to go along with 209 runs batted in. The Cubs hold a team slugging % of .405 and they score 4.62 runs per game (12th in MLB). They have hit 68 doubles, while taking a walk 165 times as well as putting up 217 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 200 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.95 (183 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 56 long balls and they yield 4.32 runs per 9 innings (14th in MLB). The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.338 in addition to having a FIP of 4.35 as a staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.44 (429 strikeouts vs 176 free passes). They are currently ranked 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 382.
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 17 save opportunities and they have tallied 12 saves. They are ranked 6th in MLB holding a save rate of 70.6%, and they have sent 182 relievers onto the field on the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 66 times in high leverage situations in addition to 56 occasions with runners on. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.4% out of 84 inherited base runners. Sitting with 54 save situations, the Cubs have recorded 36 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
In 3,756 innings on the field, the Cubs have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (17th in the majors). The Chicago Cubs have turned 45 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (5th in pro baseball). The Cubs have 473 assists, 25 errors and have 1,252 putouts for the year.
Alzolay (4-6 career mark) has a 4.40 ERA and has allowed 6.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and he has gone up against 315 opposing batters in his career. He has given up 38 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.094 and having a FIP of 4.5. So far in his pro baseball career, Alzolay has given up 56 hits while he has accumulated 87 strikeouts in 77 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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