Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 5/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs (11-14, 5th in NL Central) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (16-10, 2nd in NL West) at Wrigley Field on Monday.
Los Angeles is slugging .405 and have struck out 248 times, while taking a walk on 125 occasions. They have accumulated 119 runs batted in as well as 210 base knocks for the year, and their batting average sits at .239. The Dodgers have tallied 42 doubles as a squad and have knocked 30 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 126 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .346. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball.
Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 26 home runs and also 90 total runs (4th in MLB). They have walked 67 batters and their FIP is 3.24 as a team for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.96 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.06. The Dodgers have compiled a team ERA of 2.97 so far this year (3rd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 265 hitters.
The Dodgers have sent 79 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 34 runners so far this year and 23.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 9 saves so far this season and have not converted 6 out of their 15 chances to get a save. The Dodgers relievers have a save rate of 60.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 38 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 22 holds so far this season (2nd in the league). Dodgers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 27 times in addition to having 42 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have amassed 709 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 227 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which puts them in 14th in the majors, and have accumulated 172 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,127 innings, which has them sitting 8th in the majors.
Buehler has pitched in 397 frames and has accounted for 451 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.15 (139 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.023. He has surrendered 311 hits (7.1 hits per nine innings) with 95 free passes. Buehler (25-9 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.21 while facing 1,591 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Chicago Cubs have accounted for an on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .213 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 253 occasions (5th in MLB) and have earned a total of 170 hits. Chicago has tallied 31 home runs over the course of the season as well as 104 RBIs. The Cubs have a team SLG% of .385 and they score 4.32 runs per outing (13th in baseball). They have notched 30 doubles, while walking 92 times and scoring 108 runs.
The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.459 with a FIP of 4.75 as a squad so far this year. They sit at 26th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 206. The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 120 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.79 (117 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.01 (231 strikeouts against 115 bases on balls). They have given up 32 home runs and they concede 4.91 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB).
Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 7 save chances and they have earned 5 saves. They sit at 10th in the league holding a save rate of 71.4%, and they have sent 101 relief pitchers to the mound this year. Their relief pitchers have come in 23 times in high leverage situations and on 31 occasions with runners on. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.1% out of 55 inherited base runners. Sitting with 21 save situations, the Cubs have 13 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 21 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in professional baseball). The Cubs have accrued 228 assists, 9 errors and are sitting with 660 putouts on the season. Out of their 1,980 innings on the field, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (21st in the majors).
Hendricks (70-51 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.21 earned run average while giving up 8.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.86 and he has gone up against 4,340 hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 382 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.119 and a FIP of 3.6. During his pro baseball career, Hendricks has conceded 963 base hits while accumulating 903 punch outs in 1,070 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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