Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 4/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Wrigley Field is the venue where Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs (9-9, 2nd in NL Central) will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (11-7, 1st in NL Central) on Sunday.
As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are knocking in 4.4 runs/g, which puts them at 14th in the league. They have a total of 79 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .297. The Brewers have tallied 18 doubles as a unit and have hit 23 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 76 runs batted in in addition to 126 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate sits at .209. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .364 and have struck out 198 times, while drawing a walk on 62 occasions.
The Brewers are sitting with a team ERA of 2.71 this year (3rd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 183 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 61 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.47 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.00 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.05. Brewers pitchers have surrendered 16 home runs and also 55 total runs (1st in MLB).
Brewers relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 11 times in addition to having 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 8 holds this year (16th in MLB). The Brewers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 57.1% and stepped onto the hill in 15 save situations. They have compiled 4 saves so far this season and have blown 3 of 7 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 15 runners on the campaign with 20.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The Brewers have sent 59 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a total of 489 putouts on the year, in addition to 151 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which is 15th in baseball, and have earned 110 double plays. The Brewers have transformed 74.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,467 innings, which ranks them 1st in MLB.
Woodruff has thrown 303 frames and has totaled 339 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Woodruff (20-11 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.19 while facing 1,233 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.53 (119 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.106. He has conceded 254 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 82 free passes.
Chicago has hit 23 HRs for the year to go along with 71 runs batted in. They have recorded 18 doubles, while taking a walk 66 times and putting up 74 runs. The Chicago Cubs have compiled an on-base percentage of .300 as well as a batting average of .200 this year. The Cubs have a team SLG% of .370 and they are scoring 4.11 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have struck out on 185 occasions (4th in the league) and have accounted for 112 base hits.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.413 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.52 as a team over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 140. The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 82 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.56 (81 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 1.93 (166 strikeouts against 86 bases on balls). They have given up 20 home runs and they relinquish 4.61 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 7 save opportunities and they have walked away with 5 saves. They are ranked 8th in the league holding a save rate of 71.4%, and they have sent 74 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 20 times in high leverage situations and also on 23 occasions with base runners. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.8% of 39 inherited runners. With 21 save situations, the Cubs have accumulated 13 holds and also 2 blown saves.
In their 1,440 innings on the diamond, the Cubs are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (11th in baseball). The Chicago Cubs have turned 16 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .992 (3rd in the majors). The Cubs have 174 assists, 5 errors and are sitting with 480 putouts on the campaign.
Arrieta (113-80 career mark) has a 3.74 earned run average and has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.56 and he has faced 6,379 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has given up 639 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.220 and having a FIP of 3.9. So far in his career, Arrieta has allowed 1,339 base knocks while tallying 1,368 K's in 1,535 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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