Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+110) Chicago (-141)
Wrigley Field is the site where Zach Davies and the Chicago Cubs (38-30, 1st in NL Central) will play the Miami Marlins (29-39, 5th in NL East) on Friday. The Cubs open this contest at -141 while the Marlins are coming in at +110. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Pablo Lopez and Zach Davies.
As a team, the Miami Marlins are notching 3.8 runs per contest, which puts them at 28th in baseball. They have earned 260 runs and hold an OBP of .303. The Marlins have tallied 98 two-baggers as a team and have hit 60 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 246 RBI's and 525 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is .233. Miami has a slugging percentage of .366 and have struck out 659 times, while taking a walk on 202 occasions.
Marlins pitchers have allowed 52 home runs and 258 runs (6th in the league). They have walked 194 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.50 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.96 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. The Marlins are sitting with a team ERA of 3.50 this year (7th in MLB), and they have struck out 575 batters.
The Marlins have dispatched 246 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 66 base runners this season and 37.9% of those players ended up scoring. They have tallied 13 saves for the season and have blown 16 of their 29 save chances. The Marlins relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 44.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 62 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 33 holds this season (13th in the league). Marlins relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 46 times and also have had 81 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Marlins have converted 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,370 innings, which has them ranked 14th in baseball. The Miami Marlins have accumulated 1,790 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 603 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which has them ranked 25th in baseball, and they have twisted 461 double plays.
Lopez (15-20 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.88 while he has gone up against 1,274 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 286 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 84 walks. His ERA is 4.13 (140 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.212. Lopez has pitched in 305 innings and has racked up 278 K's during his career.
The Chicago Cubs have earned a team on-base percentage of .308 and a batting average of .230 so far this season. They have been rung up on 647 instances (6th in the league) and have 508 hits. Chicago has a total of 93 long balls for the season as well as 292 runs batted in. The Cubs have a slugging percentage of .407 and they have an average of 4.51 runs per game (13th in MLB). They have recorded 85 doubles, while taking a walk 218 times and putting up 307 runs.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.305 with a FIP of 4.34 as a unit so far this season. They sit at 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 521. The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 271 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.73 (248 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.32 (606 strikeouts against 261 walks). They have surrendered 77 long balls and they give up 4.07 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball).
Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.2% of 119 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 83 times in high leverage situations and on 76 occasions with runners on. With 81 save situations, the Cubs have accumulated 53 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. They sit at 2nd in MLB with a save rate of 77.8%, and they have dispatched 254 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. Chicago has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 27 save opportunities and they have walked away with 21 saves.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 63 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (5th in the majors). The Cubs have accrued 671 assists, 36 errors and have amassed 1,798 putouts during this campaign. In 5,394 innings on the field, the Cubs have a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (10th in the majors).
Thus far in his career, Davies has conceded 739 hits and he has 540 K's in 751 innings pitched. Davies (54-39 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.81 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 318 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.293 and having a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 2.33 and he has gone up against 3,162 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+110)
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