San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 9/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-196) Chicago (+150)
Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (90-50, 1st in NL West) head to Wrigley Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Chicago Cubs (65-76, 4th in NL Central). The Cubs open this contest at +150 while the Giants are coming in at -196. The O/U opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman and Zach Davies.
San Francisco is slugging .437 and have struck out 1,284 times, while drawing a walk on 512 occasions. They have accumulated 648 runs batted in and 1,160 hits this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .246. The Giants have recorded 231 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 208 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 676 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .325. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are recording 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB.
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The Giants hold a team ERA of 3.28 on the season (2nd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,224 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.30 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.14. Giants pitchers have relinquished 135 home runs and also 519 runs in total (2nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 371 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.63 as a unit on the campaign.
The Giants relievers have a save percentage of 66.2% and has entered the game in 174 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 152 runners so far this year with 34.9% of those runners crossed the plate. Giants pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 104 times and also have had 177 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 500 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have recorded 97 holds so far this year (2nd in MLB). They have earned 49 saves on the campaign and have not converted 25 of 74 chances to save the game.
The Giants have turned 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,283 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 3rd in professional baseball. The San Francisco Giants have a total of 3,761 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,263 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which has them ranked 9th in pro baseball, and have earned 786 double plays.
Gausman (63-71 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.90 and he has faced 4,850 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,130 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 344 walks. His ERA is 4.02 (513 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.282. Gausman has taken the ball for 1,149 innings and is sitting with 1,126 K's during his career.
The Cubs have a team slugging percentage of .403 and they have an average of 4.30 runs per contest (20th in the league). They have notched 188 doubles, while walking 420 times and scoring 606 runs. Chicago is sitting with 186 home runs on the campaign and 575 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,390 occasions (1st in the league) and have recorded 1,071 hits. The Chicago Cubs have accumulated an OBP of .305 and a team batting average of .232 so far this year.
The Chicago pitching staff have given up 701 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.65 (638 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 201 homers and they concede 5.11 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.373 with a FIP of 4.78 as a staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.35 (1,200 strikeouts against 510 free passes). They are sitting at 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,184.
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 49 save opportunities and they have recorded 36 saves. They are ranked 1st in the league holding a save percentage of 73.5%, and they have sent 520 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season. Their relievers have come in 150 times in high leverage situations and on 147 occasions with base runners. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.6% of 238 inherited runners. Sitting with 118 save situations, the Cubs have 68 holds and also 13 blown saves.
In their 11,109 innings on the field, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (18th in professional baseball). The Chicago Cubs have turned 118 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in pro baseball). The Cubs have 1,356 assists, 73 errors and have a tally of 3,703 putouts so far this season.
Davies (56-46 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.02 earned run average and has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.27 and he has faced 3,485 opposing batters during his career. He has surrendered a total of 368 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.317 and having a FIP of 4.4. In his pro baseball career, Davies has allowed 818 base hits while accumulating 605 strikeouts in 823 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-196) and over 8.5 runs
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