Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs (38-30, 1st in NL Central) host the Miami Marlins (29-39, 5th in NL East) at Wrigley Field on Sunday.
Miami has a slugging percentage of .366 and have struck out 659 times, while being walked on 202 occasions. They have 246 runs batted in in addition to 525 hits for the year, while their batting average is sitting at .233. The Marlins have recorded 98 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 60 baseballs out of the stadium. They have racked up 260 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .303. As a team, the Miami Marlins are scoring 3.8 runs per outing, which is 28th in MLB.
The Marlins are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.50 for the season (7th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 575 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.96 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. Marlins pitchers have relinquished 52 home runs and 258 runs in total (6th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 194 opposing players and their FIP is 3.50 as a team so far this year.
Marlins bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 46 times as well as having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 33 holds for the year (13th in baseball). The Marlins relief pitchers have a save percentage of 44.8% and has entered the game in 62 save situations. They have recorded 13 saves for the year and have blown 16 out of their 29 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 66 base runners so far this year with 37.9% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Marlins have dispatched 246 relievers to the hill this year.
The Miami Marlins have amassed 1,790 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 603 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which puts them in 25th in MLB, and they have turned 461 double plays. The Marlins have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,370 innings on the field, which ranks them 14th in MLB.
Rogers has taken the mound for 109 frames and has earned 134 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Rogers (8-5 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 2.97 and he has gone up against 450 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 2.95 (36 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.167. He has conceded 89 base hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 39 walks.
Chicago has accounted for 93 home runs for the year to go along with 292 RBIs. They have tallied 85 two-baggers, while taking a walk 218 times and scoring 307 runs. The Chicago Cubs have compiled an OBP of .308 and a batting average of .230 so far this season. The Cubs have a SLG% of .407 and they average 4.51 runs per outing (13th in the league). They have been rung up on 647 occasions (6th in the league) and have a total of 508 hits.
The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 271 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 3.73 (248 earned runs given up). They have yielded 77 home runs and they concede 4.07 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.305 in addition to having a FIP of 4.34 as a team on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.32 (606 strikeouts vs 261 walks). They come in at 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 521.
Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 25.2% out of 119 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 83 times in high leverage situations in addition to 76 occasions with runners on. With 81 save situations, the Cubs have earned 53 holds and 6 blown saves. They are ranked 2nd in MLB holding a save percentage of 77.8%, and they have dispatched 254 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 27 save chances and they have tallied 21 saves.
The Chicago Cubs have twisted 63 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in pro baseball). The Cubs have recorded 671 assists, 36 errors and have 1,798 putouts over the course of the season. In their 5,394 innings played, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (10th in pro baseball).
So far in his career, Mills has surrendered 129 base hits while earning 136 strikeouts in 147 innings. Mills (8-7 record in his career) holds a 4.51 earned run average and has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 74 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.239 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.52 and he has faced 621 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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