San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-136) Chicago (+126)
Ryan Weathers and the San Diego Padres (34-20, 1st in NL West) go to Wrigley Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (29-23, 2nd in NL Central). The line on this contest has the Padres coming in at -136 and the Cubs are at +126. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Ryan Weathers and Kyle Hendricks.
San Diego has a slugging rate of .385 and have been rung up 440 times, while drawing a walk on 219 occasions. They have tallied 245 runs batted in in addition to 433 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average is sitting at .239. The Padres have accounted for 75 two-baggers as a team and have hit 56 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 262 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .326. As a team, the San Diego Padres are recording 4.9 runs per contest, which has them at 8th in MLB.
The Padres are sitting with a team earned run average of 2.69 this year (1st in MLB), and the staff has rung up 561 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.22 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.10. Padres pitchers have given up 54 long balls in addition to 176 total runs (2nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 174 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.52 as a team this season.
The Padres have sent 204 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 45 runners on the campaign with 22.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have compiled 20 saves this season and have not converted 10 of 30 chances to save the game. The Padres relievers have a save rate of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 61 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 30 holds this year (8th in the league). Padres relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 35 times and also have had 60 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Padres have converted 71.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,395 innings, which has them sitting at 3rd in the majors. The San Diego Padres are sitting with 1,465 putouts this year, as well as 454 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which puts them in 26th in baseball, and they have twisted 377 double plays.
Weathers has pitched in 34 innings and has racked up 27 punch outs during his MLB career. His ERA is 1.31 (5 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.903. He has allowed 20 hits (5.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 11 walks. Weathers (2-1 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.72 while he has faced 131 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .400 and they are recording 4.58 runs per game (12th in MLB). They have recorded 71 two-baggers, while walking 184 times as well as racking up 238 runs. Chicago has accounted for 62 home runs for the year as well as 229 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 493 occasions (9th in baseball) and have 407 base hits. The Chicago Cubs are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .322 as well as a team batting average of .239 on the season.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.309 in addition to having a FIP of 4.25 as a unit over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.46 (473 strikeouts vs 192 walks). They are currently ranked 17th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 413. They have surrendered 60 dingers and they surrender 4.11 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have given up 211 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.72 (191 earned runs allowed).
Chicago has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 21 save chances and they have come away with 15 saves. They sit at 6th in the league holding a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 200 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 73 times in high leverage situations and on 62 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 26.3% out of their 95 inherited base runners. With 65 save situations, the Cubs have earned 43 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
In their 4,161 innings played, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (14th in pro baseball). The Chicago Cubs have turned 49 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in professional baseball). The Cubs have recorded 519 assists, 29 errors and have notched a total of 1,387 putouts on the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Hendricks has allowed 1,000 base knocks while earning 929 K's in 1,103 innings pitched. Hendricks (74-52 mark in his career) holds a 3.20 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 392 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.121 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.92 and he has gone up against 4,481 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+126)
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