Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 7/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Monday, July 26, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+115) Chicago (-147)
Wade Miley and the Cincinnati Reds (51-47, 2nd in NL Central) travel to Wrigley Field on Monday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (48-51, 4th in NL Central). The line on this matchup has the Reds coming in at +115 and the Cubs are at -147. The total opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Wade Miley and Kyle Hendricks.
The Reds have earned 166 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 121 balls out of the stadium. Cincinnati has a slugging % of .413 and have been called out on strikes 873 times, while taking a walk on 335 occasions. As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are putting up 4.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 9th in the league. They have 448 runs batted in as well as 820 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is sitting at .248. They have earned 471 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .329.
Reds pitchers have relinquished 127 home runs in addition to 486 total runs (24th in MLB). They have walked 404 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.41 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.35 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Reds have an ERA of 4.55 so far this season (21st in baseball), and the staff has rung up 950 hitters.
The Reds have sent 363 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relievers have inherited 168 runners on the campaign and 41.7% of those players crossed home plate. They have accumulated 29 saves on the season and have not converted 20 of 49 save opportunities. The Reds relievers have compiled a save rate of 59.2% and has come into the game in 93 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 42 holds over the course of the season (23rd in the league). Reds bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 115 times in addition to having 125 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds have amassed 2,624 putouts this year, as well as 852 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which puts them in 25th in pro baseball, and have earned 631 double plays. The Reds have transformed 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,872 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 24th in the majors.
Miley has taken the ball for 1,520 innings and has 1,211 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.14 (699 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.372. He has conceded 1,559 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 527 free passes. Miley (93-89 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.06 while he has gone up against 6,519 hitters in the major leagues.
The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .393 and they are earning 4.20 runs per contest (21st in baseball). They have notched 131 two-baggers, while getting a free base 310 times and putting up 416 runs. Chicago is sitting with 123 HRs on the season to go along with 395 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 951 instances (5th in MLB) and have earned 723 hits. The Chicago Cubs have a team OBP of .305 in addition to a batting average of .226 for the season.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.324 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.58 as a squad so far this year. They rank 15th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 771. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 441 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.11 (396 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.31 (870 strikeouts against 377 free passes). They have given up 128 homers and they surrender 4.58 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
With 95 save situations, the Cubs have earned 59 holds and 9 blown saves. Chicago has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 35 save chances and they have converted 26 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 106 times in high leverage situations in addition to 102 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.6% out of their 162 inherited runners. They rank 1st in the league with a save percentage of 74.3%, and they have sent 363 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 81 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (9th in baseball). The Cubs have racked up 939 assists, 55 errors and have notched a total of 2,602 putouts so far this season. In their 7,806 innings on the diamond, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (8th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Hendricks has given up 1,056 base hits while he has accumulated 969 K's in 1,164 innings pitched. He has conceded 410 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.120 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.89 and he has faced 4,728 opposing hitters so far in his career. Hendricks (81-52 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.17 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-147)
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