Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-105) Chicago (-116)
Wrigley Field is the site where Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs (39-30, 1st in NL Central) will play the Miami Marlins (29-39, 5th in NL East) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Marlins priced at -105 and the Cubs are at -116. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Braxton Garrett and Jake Arrieta.
As a unit, the Miami Marlins are compiling 3.8 runs per game, which puts them at 27th in baseball. They are sitting with 260 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .303. The Marlins have hit 98 doubles as a unit and have smacked 60 balls out of the park. They have recorded 246 RBI's and 525 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average sits at .233. Miami is slugging .366 and have struck out 659 times, while being walked on 202 occasions.
The Marlins have an earned run average of 3.49 on the campaign (7th in the league), and their staff has struck out 575 hitters. They have walked 194 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.51 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.96 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. Marlins pitchers have conceded 52 home runs and 258 runs in total (5th in MLB).
The Marlins relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 44.8% and has come into the game in 62 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 66 runners on the season with 37.9% of those runners ended up scoring. Marlins bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 46 times in addition to having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have dispatched 246 relievers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 33 holds on the campaign (13th in the league). They have recorded 13 saves on the season and have blown 16 out of their 29 save chances.
The Marlins have transformed 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,370 innings on the field, which has them sitting 14th in pro baseball. The Miami Marlins have 1,790 putouts on the year, as well as 603 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which has them sitting 25th in MLB, and have a total of 461 double plays.
Garrett (1-2 career mark) sits with a FIP of 5.28 while facing 85 batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 23 hits (10.9 hits per 9 innings) with 10 walks. His earned run average is 5.68 (12 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.737. Garrett has thrown 19 innings and has accounted for 16 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The Chicago Cubs have earned an on-base percentage of .306 and a batting average of .229 for the year. They have struck out on 656 instances (6th in the league) and have accounted for 513 base hits. Chicago has hit 94 HRs for the season as well as 295 RBIs. The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .405 and they score 4.48 runs per game (13th in MLB). They have tallied 86 doubles, while taking a walk 219 times as well as recording 309 runs.
The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.293 with a FIP of 4.30 as a squad on the campaign. They come in at 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 523. The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 271 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.67 (248 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.35 (617 strikeouts vs 263 walks). They have yielded 77 dingers and they concede 4.01 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 28 save chances and they have walked away with 22 saves. They are currently ranked 2nd in MLB with a save percentage of 78.6%, and they have sent 257 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relievers have come in 86 times in high leverage situations and also on 76 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 25.2% out of their 119 inherited base runners. Sitting with 84 save situations, the Cubs have amassed 55 holds and 6 blown saves.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 64 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in MLB). The Cubs have recorded 681 assists, 36 errors and have 1,825 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 5,475 innings on the diamond, the Cubs hold a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (10th in professional baseball).
Arrieta (115-86 career record) holds a 3.81 ERA while conceding 7.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.53 and he has gone up against 6,565 hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered 668 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.229 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. So far in his pro baseball career, Arrieta has conceded 1,384 hits and he has 1,401 strikeouts in 1,576 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (-105)
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