Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 4/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+102) Chicago (-112)
Freddy Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers (1-1, 3rd in NL Central) head to Wrigley Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (1-1, 1st in NL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Brewers priced at +102 and the Cubs are at -112. The total opens at 9. The men taking the mound will be Freddy Peralta and Adbert Alzolay.
The Brewers have accumulated 2 doubles as a team and have knocked 2 baseballs out of the park. Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .250 and have been rung up 36 times, while taking a walk on 6 occasions. As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 2.7 runs per outing, which puts them at 26th in the league. They have recorded 8 RBI's and 17 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is at .170. They have notched a total of 8 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .236.
The Brewers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.50 on the season (15th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 37 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.08 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.32. Brewers pitchers have allowed 4 home runs in addition to 15 runs (15th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 12 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.08 as a team over the course of the season.
Brewers relief pitchers went to the mound with runners on in 47 contests in addition to 54 contests with high leverage last year. The relievers had a total of 20 holds for the previous season (28th in baseball). The Brewers bullpen earned a save percentage of 63.6% and entered the game in 43 save situations. They compiled 14 saves over the course of last season and did not convert 8 of their 22 save opportunities. The relief pitchers inherited 71 runners last season with 39.4% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Brewers had dispatched 189 relievers to the mound over the course of last year.
Freddy Peralta gave up 22 hits in 29.1 innings pitched over the course of last season. His earned run average was 3.99 and he fanned 47 opposing batters. He gave up 13 earned runs throughout last season and had a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.9. He gave up 6.8 hits per nine innings and he had a WHIP of 1.159. Peralta had a FIP of 2.41 and an ERA+ of 116. Peralta has pitched in 194 innings and has accounted for 264 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 4.62 (100 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.295. He has conceded 160 base hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 92 walks. Peralta (16-8 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.70 while he has gone up against 839 batters in the major leagues.
Chicago has compiled 3 long balls so far this season and 12 RBIs. They have recorded 3 doubles, while taking a walk 15 times as well as racking up 12 runs. The Chicago Cubs have accumulated an on-base percentage of .262 and a batting average of .143 so far this season. The Cubs hold a team SLG% of .286 and they are scoring 4.00 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have struck out on 32 occasions (16th in baseball) and have 12 hits.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.407 in addition to having a FIP of 4.17 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.81 (29 strikeouts vs 16 free passes). They come in at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 22. They have given up 2 home runs and they surrender 3.00 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 9 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.00 (9 earned runs relinquished).
Chicago called on relievers to enter the contest in 47 save situations and they tallied 16 saves last season. They ranked 4th in the league holding a save percentage of 76.2%, and they dispatched 188 bullpen pitchers to the hill last year. Their bullpen pitchers came into 48 games with high leverage and 54 games with runners on base. Chicago bullpen pitchers had an inherited score percentage of 39.0% out of 87 inherited base runners. Wrapping up the year with 21 save chances, the Cubs accumulated 26 holds and also 5 blown saves.
Alzolay earned a K/BB ratio of 2.2 with 29 total K's and an ERA+ of 147. He took the ball for 21.1 innings last year while allowing 5.1 hits per 9 innings. Alzolay allowed 12 base knocks while surrendering 7 earned runs (2.95 ERA). His WHIP was 1.17 and he was the owner of a FIP of 3.05 throughout last year. So far in his pro baseball career, Alzolay has allowed 25 base hits and he has 42 punch outs in 33 frames. Alzolay (2-2 career record) has earned a 4.54 earned run average while allowing 6.7 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 17 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.396 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.91 and he has gone up against 147 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-112)
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