Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 4/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-120) Chicago (-125)
Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs (3-1, 1st in NL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (1-3, 4th in NL Central) at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. The Brewers open this matchup at -120 while the Cubs are priced at -125. The over/under is set at 7.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Brandon Woodruff and Kyle Hendricks.
As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are earning 2.8 runs per contest, which has them at 28th in the league. They have a total of 11 runs scored while having a team OBP of .231. The Brewers have hit 2 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 2 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 11 RBI's and 21 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate is at .162. Milwaukee is slugging .223 and have been rung up 48 times, while drawing a walk on 8 occasions.
The Brewers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.75 so far this season (21st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 43 hitters. They have walked 15 opposing players and their FIP is 5.02 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.87 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. Brewers pitchers have conceded 7 home runs in addition to 20 total runs (15th in the league).
Brewers relief pitchers stepped onto the hill with runners on base in 47 games in addition to 54 outings with high leverage last year. The bullpen had a total of 20 holds during the previous year (28th in the league). The Brewers bullpen had a save rate of 63.6% and stepped onto the mound in 43 save situations. They compiled 14 saves over the course of last year and missed out on 8 of 22 save opportunities. The relievers inherited 71 runners for the prior year with 39.4% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Brewers had dispatched 189 relievers to the hill for the prior year.
Woodruff has taken the mound for 284 frames and has accounted for 318 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 3.70 (117 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.149. He has allowed 249 hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 78 free passes. Woodruff (19-11 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.30 while facing 1,166 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Chicago has tallied 6 long balls for the season to go along with 17 runs batted in. They have hit 4 two-baggers, while taking a walk 18 times and notching 17 runs. The Chicago Cubs have recorded an on-base percentage of .274 as well as a batting average of .153 for the season. The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .369 and they tally 4.25 runs per outing (14th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 38 occasions (18th in MLB) and have a total of 17 hits.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 12 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.00 (12 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 3 long balls and they surrender 3.00 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.222 and have a FIP of 3.86 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.28 (41 strikeouts vs 18 walks). They rank 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 26.
Chicago had relievers step onto the mound in 47 save situations and they came away with 16 saves last year. They were ranked 4th in baseball with a save percentage of 76.2%, and they sent 188 relief pitchers onto the diamond last year. Their bullpen pitchers took the field in 48 games with high leverage and also 54 outings with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers held an inherited score percentage of 39.0% out of their 87 inherited base runners. Ending the season with 21 save opportunities, the Cubs earned 26 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
In his career, Hendricks has surrendered 935 base hits while he has totaled 886 punch outs in 1,050 innings pitched. He has surrendered 366 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.108 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.87 and he has faced 4,248 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Hendricks (69-49 career mark) is the owner of a 3.14 ERA while surrendering 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-125)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks