Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-208) Chicago (+160)
Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs (52-63, 4th in NL Central) play the Milwaukee Brewers (68-46, 1st in NL Central) at Wrigley Field on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Brewers coming in at -208 and the Cubs are at +160. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Brandon Woodruff and Kyle Hendricks.
The Brewers have accrued 164 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 135 baseballs out of the stadium. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .388 and have struck out 1,058 times, while drawing a walk on 419 occasions. As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 15th in baseball. They have compiled 483 RBI's and 840 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average sits at .227. They have earned a total of 506 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .315.
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The Brewers have an earned run average of 3.33 for the year (2nd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,119 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 384 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.70 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. Brewers pitchers have surrendered 112 home runs in addition to 418 total runs (2nd in baseball).
The Brewers bullpen have earned a save percentage of 56.0% and has come into the game in 109 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 94 runners so far this year with 35.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. Brewers relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 71 times in addition to having 140 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have sent 363 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen are sitting with 58 holds this year (13th in baseball). They have tallied 28 saves this year and have not converted 22 of 50 save opportunities.
The Brewers have converted 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of 9,027 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 4th in professional baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have a total of 3,009 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 939 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them sitting 22nd in the majors, and have 707 double plays.
Woodruff has thrown 418 frames and has earned 473 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Woodruff (26-17 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.11 and he has faced 1,677 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.19 (148 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.055. He has given up 332 base knocks (7.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 109 free passes.
The Chicago Cubs have a team OBP of .305 and a team batting average of .227 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,094 occasions (2nd in the league) and have a total of 835 base hits. Chicago has hit 141 home runs on the campaign to go along with 450 RBIs. The Cubs hold a team slugging % of .393 and they average 4.19 runs per outing (21st in baseball). They have 152 doubles, while walking 354 times as well as putting up 474 runs.
The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.355 in addition to having a FIP of 4.70 as a staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.32 (977 strikeouts against 421 walks). They sit at 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 921. They have surrendered 155 homers and they allow 4.76 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 524 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.32 (475 earned runs conceded).
Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.1% out of 182 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 116 times in high leverage situations and on 114 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 101 save situations, the Cubs have earned 62 holds and 9 blown saves. They are currently ranked 1st in MLB with a save rate of 76.3%, and they have dispatched 415 relievers to the mound on the season. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 38 save opportunities and they have tallied 29 saves.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 94 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (10th in the majors). The Cubs have 1,101 assists, 61 errors and have notched a total of 2,971 putouts on the campaign. In 8,913 innings on the field, the Cubs have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Hendricks has surrendered 1,076 hits while he has accumulated 983 K's in 1,182 innings pitched. He has allowed 418 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.126 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 3.85 and he has gone up against 4,806 opposing batters in his career. Hendricks (82-52 record in his career) holds a 3.18 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+160) and under 9 runs
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