Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs (38-30, 1st in NL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (37-28, 2nd in AL Central) at Wrigley Field on Monday.
The Indians have hit 96 doubles as a team and have smacked 73 balls out of the park. Cleveland owns a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 535 times, while being walked on 192 occasions. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are knocking in 4.3 runs per contest, which ranks them 17th in baseball. They have accumulated 261 RBI's and 477 hits on the year, and their team batting average is at .226. They have earned 276 runs and have an OBP of .297.
The Indians have compiled a team earned run average of 4.09 for the season (16th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 637 batters. They have walked 237 batters and their FIP sits at 4.08 as a squad this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.69 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. Indians pitchers have given up 78 home runs in addition to 277 total runs (12th in MLB).
Indians relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 56 times in addition to having 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 28 holds for the season (24th in MLB). The Indians relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 87.0% and stepped onto the hill in 52 save situations. They have 20 saves on the season and have blown 3 of 23 save chances. The relievers have inherited 76 runners on the year with 28.9% of those players crossed the plate. The Indians have dispatched 209 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Cleveland Indians have a total of 1,706 putouts for the season, in addition to 553 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 16th in professional baseball, and have a total of 446 double plays. The Indians have turned 69.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,118 innings, which has them sitting at 19th in the majors.
Civale has thrown 224 innings and has accumulated 186 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.61 (90 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.144. He has allowed 204 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 53 free passes. Civale (17-12 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.01 while he has faced 907 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Chicago Cubs have recorded an OBP of .308 in addition to a batting average of .230 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 647 occasions (6th in the league) and have recorded 508 base hits. Chicago has compiled 93 home runs for the year as well as 292 RBIs. The Cubs have a team slugging percentage of .407 and they score 4.51 runs per contest (13th in MLB). They have 85 doubles, while getting a free base 218 times and putting up 307 runs.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.305 and have a FIP of 4.34 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.32 (606 strikeouts against 261 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 521. They have conceded 77 dingers and they allow 4.07 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 271 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.73 (248 earned runs relinquished).
Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the game in 27 save opportunities and they have earned 21 saves. They rank 2nd in baseball with a save rate of 77.8%, and they have sent 254 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season. Their relief pitchers have come in 83 times in high leverage situations in addition to 76 occasions with base runners. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 25.2% out of their 119 inherited base runners. Sitting with 81 save situations, the Cubs have tallied 53 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
In their 5,394 innings on the diamond, the Cubs hold a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (10th in pro baseball). The Chicago Cubs have turned 63 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in pro baseball). The Cubs have accrued 671 assists, 36 errors and are sitting with 1,798 putouts for the year.
In his MLB career, Mills has allowed 129 hits while tallying 136 strikeouts in 147 innings. He has given up a total of 74 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.239 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.52 and he has faced 621 batters during his pro baseball career. Mills (8-7 career mark) holds a 4.51 earned run average while surrendering 7.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland
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