St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 7/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+100) Chicago (-125)
Wrigley Field is the site where Zach Davies and the Chicago Cubs (43-45, 3rd in NL Central) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (43-45, 4th in NL Central) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Cardinals coming in at +100 and the Cubs are at -125. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Kwang Hyun Kim and Zach Davies.
St. Louis is slugging .377 and have been called out on strikes 713 times, while taking a walk on 260 occasions. They have 332 RBI's in addition to 657 hits on the year, while their average at the plate is .228. The Cardinals have compiled 135 doubles as a unit and have hit 90 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 347 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .301. As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 3.9 runs per contest, which ranks them 28th in the league.
Cardinals pitchers have conceded 76 home runs and 388 total runs (16th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 385 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.43 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.76 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Cardinals hold a team earned run average of 4.22 this year (16th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 679 batters.
The Cardinals bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 78.1% and has entered the game in 76 save situations. The relievers have inherited 165 base runners on the campaign with 40.6% of them crossed home plate. Cardinals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 96 times and also have had 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have sent 295 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen have 42 holds over the course of the season (15th in baseball). They have tallied 25 saves this year and have blown 7 of their 32 save opportunities.
The St. Louis Cardinals have 2,293 putouts for the season, as well as 800 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which ranks 14th in the majors, and have 610 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 71.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,879 innings on the field, ranking them 6th in pro baseball.
Kim has taken the ball for 105 innings and has earned 76 K's in his MLB career. Kim (6-5 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.96 while he has faced 438 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 2.73 (32 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.187. He has surrendered 89 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) with 36 free passes.
The Cubs have a SLG% of .395 and they average 4.18 runs per game (19th in MLB). They have recorded 109 doubles, while getting a free base 279 times and racking up 368 runs. Chicago has hit 113 home runs on the season and 351 runs batted in. They have struck out on 852 occasions (4th in the league) and have 642 base knocks. The Chicago Cubs have accounted for a team OBP of .304 as well as a team batting average of .226 so far this year.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.311 with a FIP of 4.57 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.33 (780 strikeouts against 335 walks). They are sitting at 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 676. They have given up 113 homers and they give up 4.56 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 391 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.10 (351 earned runs yielded).
Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.4% of 138 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 94 times in high leverage situations in addition to 88 occasions with runners on base. With 91 save situations, the Cubs have accrued 58 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. They rank 3rd in the league holding a save rate of 71.9%, and they have sent 323 relief pitchers to the mound this year. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 32 save opportunities and they have recorded 23 saves.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 71 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in professional baseball). The Cubs have recorded 842 assists, 46 errors and are sitting with 2,313 putouts on the campaign. In 6,939 innings on the field, the Cubs have a efficiency on defense of 70.9% (8th in professional baseball).
In his MLB career, Davies has allowed 752 base hits while he has accumulated 553 punch outs in 772 frames. Davies (55-41 career win-loss mark) has a 3.85 earned run average and has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 330 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.291 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.26 and he has faced 3,249 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-125)
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