Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+115) Chicago (-152)
Wrigley Field is the site where Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs (40-32, 1st in NL Central) will play the Cleveland Indians (39-30, 2nd in AL Central) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Indians coming in at +115 and the Cubs are at -152. The over/under opens at 8. The starting pitchers are Eli Morgan and Kyle Hendricks.
Cleveland owns a slugging percentage of .391 and have struck out 570 times, while taking a walk on 202 occasions. They have recorded 285 RBI's as well as 512 base knocks on the year, and their batting average is at .228. The Indians have tallied 99 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 82 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 301 runs scored and hold an OBP of .298. As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are earning 4.4 runs per contest, which puts them at 16th in baseball.
Indians pitchers have given up 84 long balls and 298 runs in total (13th in the league). They have walked 252 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.14 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.66 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Indians are sitting with a team ERA of 4.17 this season (15th in baseball), and they have struck out 671 batters.
Indians pitchers have entered the game with runners on 61 times and also have had 68 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 31 holds so far this season (20th in MLB). The Indians bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 80.8% and has come into the game in 59 save situations. They have tallied 21 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 5 of their 26 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 81 runners this year with 29.6% of those runners crossed the plate. The Indians have sent 226 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Indians have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,424 innings on the field, which has them ranked 15th in the majors. The Cleveland Indians have accumulated 1,808 putouts so far this season, as well as 588 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 14th in MLB, and have earned 474 double plays.
Morgan (0-1 career mark) sits with a FIP of 8.85 while going up against 35 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 13 base hits (18.5 hits per nine innings) with 2 free passes. His ERA is 12.79 (9 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 2.368. Morgan has pitched in 6 innings and is sitting with 6 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Cubs have a team slugging % of .400 and they tally 4.36 runs per outing (15th in the league). They have notched 88 doubles, while getting a free base 227 times as well as putting up 314 runs. Chicago has hit 97 home runs on the year and 299 RBIs. They have struck out on 678 instances (6th in the league) and have tallied 524 base hits. The Chicago Cubs hold a team on-base percentage of .304 and a batting average of .226 this year.
The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.296 and have a FIP of 4.37 as a team on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.34 (642 strikeouts vs 274 free passes). They are currently ranked 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 549. They have allowed 84 dingers and they yield 4.14 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Chicago pitching staff have given up 292 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.78 (267 earned runs conceded).
Chicago has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 29 save chances and they have come away with 23 saves. They rank 2nd in the league holding a save percentage of 79.3%, and they have dispatched 266 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their relievers have taken the field 86 times in high leverage situations and on 76 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score rate of 25.2% out of 119 inherited runners. Sitting with 87 save situations, the Cubs have tallied 57 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
Out of their 5,718 innings on the field, the Cubs have a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (10th in pro baseball). The Chicago Cubs have twisted 64 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in the majors). The Cubs have recorded 709 assists, 37 errors and have earned 1,906 putouts during this campaign.
In his career, Hendricks has surrendered 1,019 base knocks while totaling 947 punch outs in 1,128 innings. He has allowed 400 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.119 and a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.90 and he has faced 4,577 hitters in his MLB career. Hendricks (78-52 record in his career) has earned a 3.19 earned run average while conceding 8.1 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland (+115) and over 8 runs
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