Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 5/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-190) Chicago (+175)
Adbert Alzolay and the Chicago Cubs (12-16, 5th in NL Central) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (17-12, 2nd in NL West) at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Dodgers coming in at -190 and the Cubs are at +175. The O/U is set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Clayton Kershaw and Adbert Alzolay.
The Dodgers have tallied 44 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 35 balls out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .409 and have struck out 274 times, while being walked on 137 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are earning 5.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 3rd in baseball. They have earned 141 RBI's and 238 hits on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .240. They have notched a total of 148 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .346.
The Dodgers have an earned run average of 3.03 this year (4th in the league), and the staff has rung up 295 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.69 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.09. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 31 long balls in addition to 103 runs in total (7th in the league). They have walked 80 opposing players and their FIP is 3.43 as a team so far this season.
Dodgers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 31 times and also have had 47 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 22 holds on the campaign (2nd in MLB). The Dodgers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 52.9% and stepped onto the hill in 40 save situations. They have accumulated 9 saves so far this year and have blown 8 of 17 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 39 base runners on the season with 28.2% of those runners ended up scoring. The Dodgers have sent 94 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Dodgers have turned 71.6% of balls in play into outs in their 2,376 innings, which has them sitting 7th in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a total of 792 putouts thus far, as well as 255 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which has them sitting 7th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 185 double plays.
Kershaw (179-78 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 2.75 and he has faced 9,329 hitters in the majors. He has given up 1,786 hits (6.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 590 walks. His earned run average is 2.43 (640 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.002. Kershaw has taken the ball for 2,371 innings and has accumulated 2,565 punch outs thus far in his career.
Chicago has recorded 37 home runs this year as well as 125 runs batted in. They have hit 39 doubles, while taking a walk 104 times as well as racking up 129 runs. The Chicago Cubs have recorded an on-base percentage of .313 as well as a batting average of .224 over the course of the season. The Cubs have a team SLG% of .404 and they average 4.61 runs per contest (14th in baseball). They have struck out on 282 occasions (5th in baseball) and have earned a total of 203 base knocks.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.472 and have a FIP of 4.92 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They sit at 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 238. The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 143 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.01 (137 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.12 (263 strikeouts vs 124 bases on balls). They have given up 40 homers and they relinquish 5.23 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB).
Chicago has called on relievers to take the mound in 8 save chances and they have tallied 6 saves. They rank 7th in baseball holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 116 relievers onto the diamond on the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 30 times in high leverage situations and on 34 occasions with runners on base. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.3% out of their 58 inherited runners. Sitting with 25 save situations, the Cubs have compiled 16 holds and also 2 blown saves.
In 2,214 innings on the diamond, the Cubs have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (25th in baseball). The Chicago Cubs have turned 24 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in professional baseball). The Cubs have racked up 259 assists, 13 errors and have a tally of 738 putouts so far this year.
In his career, Alzolay has allowed 38 base knocks and he has 65 punch outs in 54 innings pitched. Alzolay (3-4 career mark) holds a 4.61 ERA and has surrendered 6.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 28 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.207 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. His K/BB ratio is 2.32 and he has gone up against 228 batters so far in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-190) and over 8 runs
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