St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 7/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Wrigley Field is the venue where Trevor Williams and the Chicago Cubs (43-45, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (43-45, 4th in NL Central) on Sunday.
St. Louis owns a slugging percentage of .377 and have been called out on strikes 713 times, while drawing a walk on 260 occasions. They have tallied 332 runs batted in and 657 hits on the season, while their team batting average sits at .228. The Cardinals have recorded 135 two-baggers as a team and have hit 90 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 347 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .301. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are recording 3.9 runs per game, which puts them at 28th in MLB.
The Cardinals have an earned run average of 4.22 this year (16th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 679 hitters. They have walked 385 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.43 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.76 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. Cardinals pitchers have yielded 76 home runs in addition to 388 total runs (16th in the league).
The Cardinals have dispatched 295 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relievers have inherited 165 base runners on the year with 40.6% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 25 saves for the season and have blown 7 of 32 chances to save the game. The Cardinals bullpen have recorded a save rate of 78.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 76 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 42 holds on the year (15th in baseball). Cardinals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 96 times as well as having 80 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have turned 71.1% of balls in play into outs out of 6,879 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 6th in MLB. The St. Louis Cardinals have accumulated 2,293 putouts this year, as well as 800 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 14th in MLB, and have accumulated 610 double plays.
Wainwright (174-103 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.43 while he has faced 9,439 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 2,157 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 622 free passes. His ERA is 3.39 (857 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.222. Wainwright has taken the ball for 2,275 frames and has accumulated 1,929 K's so far in his career.
The Chicago Cubs have an OBP of .304 and a batting average of .226 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 852 instances (4th in MLB) and have recorded 642 base hits. Chicago has a total of 113 HRs for the season as well as 351 runs batted in. The Cubs hold a team slugging % of .395 and they score 4.18 runs per outing (19th in the league). They have hit 109 two-baggers, while walking 279 times as well as putting up 368 runs.
The Cubs have a WHIP of 1.311 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.57 as a pitching staff so far this year. They are sitting at 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 676. The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 391 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.10 (351 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 2.33 (780 strikeouts vs 335 free passes). They have surrendered 113 dingers and they relinquish 4.56 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league).
Chicago has had relief pitchers take the mound in 32 save opportunities and they have come away with 23 saves. They are ranked 3rd in baseball holding a save percentage of 71.9%, and they have sent 323 relief pitchers onto the field so far this season. Their relievers have come in 94 times in high leverage situations and also on 88 occasions with runners on base. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.4% out of their 138 inherited runners. Sitting with 91 save situations, the Cubs have earned 58 holds and also 9 blown saves.
The Chicago Cubs have twisted 71 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in baseball). The Cubs have racked up 842 assists, 46 errors and have a tally of 2,313 putouts over the course of the season. In their 6,939 innings on the field, the Cubs are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.9% (8th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Williams has conceded 594 hits while earning 468 K's in 582 innings pitched. He has conceded 292 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.361 and a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.36 and he has gone up against 2,509 opposing batters so far in his career. Williams (34-39 mark in his career) has a 4.52 earned run average while allowing 9.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis
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