Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-125) Chicago (+105)
Freddy Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers (11-7, 1st in NL Central) head to Wrigley Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (9-9, 2nd in NL Central). The Brewers open this contest at -125 while the Cubs are priced at +105. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Freddy Peralta and Adbert Alzolay.
Milwaukee owns a slugging percentage of .364 and have been rung up 198 times, while taking a walk on 62 occasions. They have compiled 76 runs batted in and 126 hits so far this year, and their batting average is sitting at .209. The Brewers have accumulated 18 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 23 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 79 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .297. As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are notching 4.4 runs per game, which is 14th in baseball.
The Brewers have compiled a team earned run average of 2.71 this season (3rd in the league), and their staff has rung up 183 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.00 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.05. Brewers pitchers have surrendered 16 long balls and also 55 total runs (1st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 61 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.47 as a team on the campaign.
Brewers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 11 times and also have had 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 8 holds for the season (16th in baseball). The Brewers relievers have earned a save percentage of 57.1% and has come into the game in 15 save situations. They have recorded 4 saves for the year and have missed out on 3 of their 7 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 15 runners on the year and 20.0% of those players crossed the plate. The Brewers have sent 59 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Brewers have turned 74.0% of balls in play into outs in their 1,467 innings on the field, ranking them 1st in baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have accounted for 489 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 151 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 15th in MLB, and they have turned 110 double plays.
Peralta (18-8 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.68 while facing 901 opposing batters in the majors. He has allowed 166 base hits (7.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 101 free passes. His ERA is 4.44 (104 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.267. Peralta has taken the hill for 210 innings and has 289 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
Chicago has compiled 23 HRs on the year to go along with 71 runs batted in. They have tallied 18 doubles, while walking 66 times and scoring 74 runs. The Chicago Cubs have earned a team OBP of .300 and a team batting average of .200 on the year. The Cubs hold a team SLG% of .370 and they average 4.11 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have been rung up on 185 occasions (4th in the league) and have earned a total of 112 base hits.
The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.413 with a FIP of 4.52 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.93 (166 strikeouts against 86 walks). They are currently ranked 14th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 140. They have surrendered 20 homers and they allow 4.61 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have given up 82 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.56 (81 earned runs surrendered).
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 7 save opportunities and they have walked away with 5 saves. They are currently ranked 8th in MLB holding a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have sent 74 relievers to the hill this year. Their relievers have come in 20 times in high leverage situations in addition to 23 occasions with runners on base. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 30.8% out of 39 inherited runners. With 21 save situations, the Cubs have earned 13 holds and also 2 blown saves.
In 1,440 innings on the field, the Cubs hold a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (11th in pro baseball). The Chicago Cubs have turned 16 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .992 (3rd in baseball). The Cubs have recorded 174 assists, 5 errors and have earned a total of 480 putouts so far this year.
Thus far in his career, Alzolay has conceded 32 base knocks while accumulating 52 strikeouts in 44 innings. Alzolay (2-4 career record) has earned a 4.91 earned run average while giving up 6.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 24 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.295 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.08 and he has gone up against 186 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+105)
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