San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 9/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-227) Chicago (+175)
Justin Steele and the Chicago Cubs (65-77, 4th in NL Central) host the San Francisco Giants (91-50, 1st in NL West) at Wrigley Field on Sunday. The line on this matchup has the Giants priced at -227 and the Cubs are at +175. The O/U is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Scott Kazmir and Justin Steele.
San Francisco has a slugging rate of .437 and have struck out 1,291 times, while being walked on 516 occasions. They have accrued 654 runs batted in and 1,169 base knocks this year, and their batting average is sitting at .246. The Giants have tallied 232 doubles as a unit and have hit 210 baseballs out of the park. They have 682 runs while holding a team OBP of .325. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.8 runs per game, which is 9th in the league.
Get all of our MLB Parlay Picks
Giants pitchers have given up 136 home runs and 520 runs in total (2nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 375 batters and their FIP is 3.63 as a squad this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.29 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.13. The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 3.27 on the season (2nd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,233 hitters.
The Giants bullpen have a save percentage of 66.2% and stepped onto the hill in 174 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 152 base runners on the year and 34.9% of them ended up scoring. Giants relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 104 times in addition to having 177 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 507 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have recorded 97 holds on the year (2nd in the league). They have compiled 49 saves over the course of the season and have blown 25 out of their 74 save opportunities.
The San Francisco Giants have accumulated 3,788 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,270 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which has them ranked 6th in professional baseball, and they have turned 794 double plays. The Giants have turned 71.4% of balls in play into outs out of 11,364 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 2nd in pro baseball.
Kazmir has pitched in 1,696 innings and has earned 1,615 punch outs so far in his career. Kazmir (108-97 career record) has a FIP of 4.02 while he has gone up against 7,282 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.02 (757 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.347. He has given up 1,604 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 682 walks.
The Chicago Cubs have accounted for a team OBP of .305 in addition to a batting average of .231 for the year. They have struck out on 1,399 instances (1st in MLB) and have earned 1,073 hits. Chicago is sitting with 187 home runs this year and 577 RBIs. The Cubs have a team slugging percentage of .402 and they score 4.27 runs per outing (21st in baseball). They have 188 doubles, while walking 424 times and scoring 607 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 707 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.66 (644 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 203 dingers and they relinquish 5.12 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Cubs have a WHIP of 1.373 and have a FIP of 4.79 as a unit this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.35 (1,207 strikeouts vs 514 free passes). They sit at 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,193.
Chicago has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 49 save opportunities and they have converted 36 saves. They rank 1st in the league with a save rate of 73.5%, and they have sent 523 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relievers have come in 151 times in high leverage situations and on 148 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.8% out of their 240 inherited runners. With 118 save situations, the Cubs have accumulated 68 holds and also 13 blown saves.
The Chicago Cubs have twisted 119 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (9th in professional baseball). The Cubs have 1,369 assists, 73 errors and are sitting with 3,730 putouts this season. Out of their 11,190 innings played, the Cubs are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (18th in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, Steele has given up 27 hits while totaling 39 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched. Steele (3-2 career record) has a 3.75 ERA and has conceded 6.8 hits per nine innings. He has given up 15 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.250 and a FIP of 5.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.17 and he has faced 156 batters in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-227) and over 9 runs
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks