Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 7/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-135) Chicago (+110)
Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies (40-42, 4th in NL East) go to Wrigley Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (42-43, 3rd in NL Central). The Cubs open this contest at +110 while the Phillies are priced at -135. The over/under is set at 8. The starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler and Alec Mills.
As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.3 runs per contest, which has them at 16th in the league. They have 355 runs scored while having a team OBP of .313. The Phillies have tallied 128 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 91 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 340 runs batted in in addition to 643 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is sitting at .237. Philadelphia has a slugging % of .393 and have been rung up 771 times, while drawing a walk on 275 occasions.
The Phillies have compiled a team ERA of 4.30 so far this season (18th in the league), and their staff has rung up 759 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 250 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.13 as a unit this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.04 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29. Phillies pitchers have given up 104 home runs and also 376 runs in total (17th in baseball).
The Phillies bullpen have compiled a save rate of 46.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 78 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 106 runners over the course of the season and 43.4% of those players crossed home plate. Phillies bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 70 times in addition to having 96 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have dispatched 255 relievers to the hill on the year. The relievers have a total of 35 holds so far this year (23rd in baseball). They have 19 saves on the year and have not converted 22 out of their 41 save chances.
The Phillies have turned 68.3% of balls in play into outs in their 6,459 innings, which ranks them 25th in professional baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated 2,153 putouts on the campaign, as well as 726 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 15th in the majors, and they have twisted 529 double plays.
Wheeler (54-44 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.50 while he has gone up against 3,915 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 849 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 311 free passes. His ERA is 3.50 (363 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.242. Wheeler has thrown 934 innings and is sitting with 918 K's during his MLB career.
The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .393 and they are recording 4.12 runs per contest (21st in the league). They have recorded 105 doubles, while getting a free base 274 times and earning 350 runs. Chicago has recorded 110 long balls this year as well as 333 RBIs. They have been rung up on 824 occasions (4th in the league) and have recorded 613 hits. The Chicago Cubs have recorded an OBP of .303 in addition to a batting average of .224 so far this season.
The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.301 in addition to having a FIP of 4.49 as a team on the campaign. They are currently ranked 14th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 643. The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 365 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.99 (330 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.31 (752 strikeouts against 325 bases on balls). They have surrendered 105 long balls and they allow 4.42 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball).
Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.9% out of 134 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 94 times in high leverage situations and on 86 occasions with base runners. With 90 save situations, the Cubs have compiled 57 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB holding a save rate of 71.9%, and they have dispatched 314 relievers to the mound on the season. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 32 save opportunities and they have earned 23 saves.
In their 6,696 innings played, the Cubs hold a defensive efficiency of 71.1% (7th in professional baseball). The Chicago Cubs have turned 71 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in MLB). The Cubs have accrued 814 assists, 42 errors and have earned a total of 2,232 putouts this year.
During his pro baseball career, Mills has surrendered 145 hits and he has 150 K's in 162 innings. He has surrendered 78 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.244 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 and he has gone up against 682 batters during his MLB career. Mills (9-8 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.32 ERA while allowing 8.0 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-135) and over 8 runs
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