San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-135) Chicago (+105)
Wrigley Field is the site where Adbert Alzolay and the Chicago Cubs (30-23, 1st in NL Central) will take on the San Diego Padres (34-21, 2nd in NL West) on Wednesday. The Cubs open this game at +105 while the Padres are priced at -135. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Dinelson Lamet and Adbert Alzolay.
The Padres have hit 75 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 57 balls out of the park. San Diego is slugging .383 and have struck out 448 times, while drawing a walk on 220 occasions. As a team, the San Diego Padres are recording 4.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They have tallied 247 runs batted in and 439 hits this year, and their team batting average comes in at .239. They have notched a total of 264 runs while holding a team OBP of .324.
Padres pitchers have conceded 59 home runs and also 183 runs in total (2nd in the league). They have walked 176 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.62 as a unit this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.25 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.10. The Padres have compiled a team ERA of 2.78 so far this season (1st in MLB), and they have rung up 572 hitters.
The Padres have sent 207 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relievers have inherited 45 base runners over the course of the season with 22.2% of them crossed the plate. They have compiled 20 saves so far this year and have missed out on 10 of 30 chances to get a save. The Padres relievers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 61 save situations. The relievers have earned 30 holds this year (10th in MLB). Padres pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 35 times and also have had 60 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Padres have converted 71.9% of balls in play into outs in their 4,467 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 3rd in pro baseball. The San Diego Padres have amassed 1,489 putouts thus far, as well as 463 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which ranks 26th in MLB, and have a total of 385 double plays.
Lamet (14-14 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.69 while going up against 1,126 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 204 base knocks (6.8 hits per 9 innings) with 110 free passes. His earned run average is 3.70 (111 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.162. Lamet has pitched in 270 innings and has earned 352 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Cubs hold a team SLG% of .409 and they average 4.62 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have hit 72 doubles, while getting a free base 186 times as well as earning 245 runs. Chicago has tallied 67 HRs this season as well as 236 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 504 occasions (9th in the league) and have notched a total of 417 hits. The Chicago Cubs have recorded an OBP of .322 as well as a batting average of .240 on the season.
The Chicago pitching staff have given up 213 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.67 (192 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 61 home runs and they relinquish 4.07 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.299 in addition to having a FIP of 4.24 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.49 (481 strikeouts vs 193 bases on balls). They sit at 17th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 419.
With 65 save situations, the Cubs have earned 43 holds and 6 blown saves. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the contest in 21 save chances and they have tallied 15 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 73 times in high leverage situations and on 63 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 26.0% of 96 inherited base runners. They rank 5th in the league with a save rate of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 203 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the year.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 51 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (7th in the majors). The Cubs have 533 assists, 30 errors and have accumulated 1,414 putouts this year. In their 4,242 innings on the diamond, the Cubs are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (14th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Alzolay has conceded 61 base knocks while he has earned 93 punch outs in 83 frames. He has given up a total of 38 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.116 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.91 and he has gone up against 341 batters in his pro baseball career. Alzolay (5-6 career mark) has a 4.10 earned run average and has conceded 6.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (-135)
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