Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Luis Castillo and the Cincinnati Reds (21-25, 4th in NL Central) go to Wrigley Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (26-22, 2nd in NL Central).
The Reds have recorded 74 doubles as a unit and have knocked 69 balls out of the park. Cincinnati has a slugging percentage of .432 and have struck out 416 times, while drawing a walk on 152 occasions. As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in MLB. They have compiled 219 runs batted in and 389 hits so far this year, while their team batting average comes in at .248. They have notched a total of 232 runs while holding a team OBP of .324.
Reds pitchers have given up 61 home runs and 254 runs in total (28th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 198 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.45 as a team on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.29 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Reds hold a team earned run average of 5.06 this year (29th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 453 hitters.
The Reds bullpen have a save percentage of 53.3% and has come into the game in 28 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 78 base runners for the season with 43.6% of those players crossed the plate. Reds relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 55 times and also have had 46 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have sent 168 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 13 holds for the season (29th in the league). They have 8 saves so far this year and have blown 7 of 15 save opportunities.
The Cincinnati Reds have earned 1,239 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 411 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which is 26th in pro baseball, and they have turned 286 double plays. The Reds have turned 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,717 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball.
Castillo has taken the mound for 567 frames and has earned 623 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Castillo (33-40 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.85 while he has faced 2,366 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.95 (249 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.220. He has conceded 489 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 203 free passes.
Chicago has tallied 57 home runs over the course of the season and 209 runs batted in. They have put up 68 doubles, while taking a walk 165 times as well as scoring 217 runs. The Chicago Cubs are sitting with an OBP of .322 and a team batting average of .238 this year. The Cubs hold a slugging percentage of .405 and they are earning 4.62 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 452 instances (9th in the league) and have 368 base hits.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.338 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.35 as a pitching staff this season. They are sitting at 16th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 382. The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 200 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.95 (183 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 2.44 (429 strikeouts vs 176 free passes). They have surrendered 56 dingers and they relinquish 4.32 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league).
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 17 save chances and they have recorded 12 saves. They sit at 6th in baseball holding a save percentage of 70.6%, and they have sent 182 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Their relievers have come in 66 times in high leverage situations in addition to 56 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score rate of 27.4% out of 84 inherited runners. Sitting with 54 save situations, the Cubs have recorded 36 holds and also 5 blown saves.
Out of their 3,756 innings played, the Cubs hold a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (17th in professional baseball). The Chicago Cubs have twisted 45 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in the majors). The Cubs have racked up 473 assists, 25 errors and have earned a total of 1,252 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Davies has surrendered 726 hits while accumulating 523 K's in 729 frames. Davies (52-38 career win-loss record) has a 3.86 ERA while conceding 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 313 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.303 and having a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.33 and he has gone up against 3,078 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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