San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 9/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-196) Chicago (+150)
Dominic Leone and the San Francisco Giants (90-50, 1st in NL West) head to Wrigley Field on Friday where they'll meet the Chicago Cubs (65-76, 4th in NL Central). The Giants open this contest at -196 while the Cubs are priced at +150. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dominic Leone and Kyle Hendricks.
The Giants have tallied 231 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 208 baseballs out of the park. San Francisco has a slugging % of .437 and have struck out 1,284 times, while taking a walk on 512 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB. They have accumulated 648 RBI's as well as 1,160 base knocks this season, while their batting average is sitting at .246. They have accounted for 676 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .325.
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The Giants hold a team earned run average of 3.28 over the course of the season (2nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,224 batters. They have walked 371 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.63 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.30 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.14. Giants pitchers have allowed 135 home runs and 519 runs in total (2nd in baseball).
Giants pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 104 times in addition to having 178 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 97 holds for the season (2nd in MLB). The Giants relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 66.2% and stepped onto the hill in 174 save situations. They have accumulated 49 saves so far this year and have blown 25 of their 74 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 152 base runners this season with 34.9% of those players crossed the plate. The Giants have sent 500 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The San Francisco Giants have accounted for 3,761 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,263 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them sitting 8th in MLB, and have earned 786 double plays. The Giants have transformed 71.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,283 innings on the diamond, ranking them 3rd in MLB.
Leone has taken the ball for 293 innings and is sitting with 309 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.74 (122 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.348. He has surrendered 272 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 124 free passes. Leone (16-13 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.98 while he has faced 1,256 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Chicago Cubs are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .305 and a batting average of .232 so far this year. They have struck out on 1,390 occasions (1st in the league) and have accounted for 1,070 hits. Chicago has compiled 186 long balls this year as well as 575 RBIs. The Cubs have a team SLG% of .403 and they are earning 4.30 runs per game (20th in the league). They have 188 doubles, while getting a free base 420 times as well as putting up 606 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have given up 701 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.63 (635 earned runs conceded). They have given up 201 homers and they concede 5.11 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.372 and have a FIP of 4.79 as a unit on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.35 (1,200 strikeouts vs 510 free passes). They have a ranking of 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,183.
Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.6% of 238 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 150 times in high leverage situations and also on 147 occasions with base runners. With 118 save situations, the Cubs have earned 68 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. They sit at 1st in the league with a save percentage of 73.5%, and they have sent 520 relief pitchers onto the field on the year. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the contest in 49 save chances and they have walked away with 36 saves.
Out of their 11,109 innings on the diamond, the Cubs have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (18th in pro baseball). The Chicago Cubs have twisted 118 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (11th in MLB). The Cubs have racked up 1,356 assists, 74 errors and have a tally of 3,703 putouts this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Hendricks has given up 1,111 base hits while he has totaled 1,000 punch outs in 1,208 innings. He has allowed a total of 446 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.138 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.79 and he has faced 4,929 batters during his pro baseball career. Hendricks (83-54 record in his career) has a 3.32 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-196) and over 9 runs
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