Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-147) Chicago (+115)
Justin Steele and the Chicago Cubs (52-61, 4th in NL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (66-46, 1st in NL Central) at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Brewers priced at -147 and the Cubs are at +115. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Aaron Ashby and Justin Steele.
As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 15th in baseball. They have earned 506 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .315. The Brewers have accounted for 164 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 135 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 483 RBI's in addition to 840 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate sits at .227. Milwaukee is slugging .388 and have struck out 1,058 times, while drawing a walk on 419 occasions.
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The Brewers hold a team earned run average of 3.33 for the year (2nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,119 batters. They have walked 384 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.70 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.91 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.17. Brewers pitchers have given up 112 long balls and 418 runs in total (2nd in the league).
Brewers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 71 times in addition to having 140 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 58 holds over the course of the season (13th in MLB). The Brewers bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 56.0% and has entered the game in 109 save situations. They have accumulated 28 saves so far this season and have blown 22 of their 50 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 94 base runners this year with 35.1% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Brewers have dispatched 363 relievers to the hill for the year.
The Milwaukee Brewers have earned 3,009 putouts on the year, as well as 939 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which is 22nd in MLB, and they have turned 707 double plays. The Brewers have transformed 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,027 innings, which ranks them 4th in pro baseball.
Ashby has pitched in 0 innings and is sitting with 0 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 54.00 (4 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 10.500. He has given up 4 base knocks (54.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 3 walks. Ashby (0-0 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 16.67 and he has faced 10 batters in the majors.
Chicago has accumulated 141 long balls on the season to go along with 450 RBIs. They have 152 two-baggers, while taking a walk 354 times as well as putting up 474 runs. The Chicago Cubs have compiled an OBP of .305 and a team batting average of .227 over the course of the season. The Cubs have a team slugging percentage of .393 and they average 4.19 runs per contest (20th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,094 instances (2nd in MLB) and are sitting with 835 hits.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.355 with a FIP of 4.70 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.32 (977 strikeouts against 421 free passes). They have a ranking of 17th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 921. They have conceded 155 long balls and they concede 4.76 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB). The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 524 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.32 (475 earned runs relinquished).
Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.1% of 182 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 116 times in high leverage situations and on 114 occasions with runners on base. With 101 save situations, the Cubs have recorded 62 holds and also 9 blown saves. They are ranked 1st in baseball with a save rate of 76.3%, and they have dispatched 415 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 38 save opportunities and they have converted 29 saves.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 94 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (10th in professional baseball). The Cubs have accrued 1,101 assists, 61 errors and have a total of 2,971 putouts for the season. In their 8,913 innings on the field, the Cubs have a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (11th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Steele has surrendered 7 base hits while tallying 21 punch outs in 13 frames. He has surrendered a total of 3 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.050 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and he has gone up against 56 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Steele (2-0 record in his career) has a 2.03 earned run average while allowing 4.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+115)
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