Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Wrigley Field is the location where the Chicago Cubs (23-39) will take on the Atlanta Braves (37-27) on Friday. The pitchers taking the mound are Charlie Morton and Keegan Thompson.
Atlanta owns a slugging percentage of .444 and have struck out 604 times, while being walked on 195 occasions. They have 291 runs batted in and 540 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is at .249. The Braves have tallied 123 doubles as a team and have knocked 97 baseballs out of the park. They have 308 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .316. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.8 runs per game, which is 6th in baseball.
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The Braves have a team earned run average of 3.70 on the year (9th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 602 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. Braves pitchers have conceded 50 home runs and also 264 total runs (14th in baseball). They have walked 220 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.45 as a team on the campaign.
The Braves relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 76 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 87 runners over the course of the season and 41.4% of those runners earned a run for their team. Braves pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 59 times and also have had 74 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have dispatched 207 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 43 holds over the course of the season (4th in MLB). They have recorded 22 saves this season and have blown 11 of 33 chances to get a save.
The Braves have transformed 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,151 innings on the field, which has them ranked 16th in the majors. The Atlanta Braves have accumulated 1,717 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 555 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which ranks 7th in MLB, and have accumulated 47 double plays.
Morton has taken the hill for 1,685 innings and is sitting with 1,558 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Morton (111-98 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.75 and he has gone up against 7,227 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.06 (760 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.307. He has conceded 1,601 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 602 walks.
Chicago has recorded 63 home runs on the year to go along with 245 RBIs. They have put up 103 doubles, while walking 217 times as well as scoring 264 runs. The Chicago Cubs have a team OBP of .319 and a team batting average of .243 so far this year. The Cubs have a SLG% of .394 and they score 4.26 runs per game (19th in MLB). They have struck out on 536 instances (12th in MLB) and have earned a total of 510 hits.
The Cubs have a WHIP of 1.363 and have a FIP of 4.55 as a staff this season. They rank 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 545. The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 330 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.93 (303 earned runs allowed). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.54 (530 strikeouts vs 209 walks). They have allowed 88 homers and they concede 5.37 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB).
With 45 save situations, the Cubs have recorded 18 holds and 11 blown saves. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the contest in 24 save opportunities and they have earned 13 saves. Their relievers have come in 62 times in high leverage situations and also on 59 occasions with runners on base. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 35.0% out of their 80 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 28th in baseball holding a save rate of 54.2%, and they have sent 210 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Chicago Cubs have gotten 56 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in pro baseball). The Cubs have racked up 571 assists, 31 errors and have 1,659 putouts so far this season. In 4,977 innings on the diamond, the Cubs have a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in the majors).
Thompson (9-5 career mark) is the owner of a 3.52 ERA and has conceded 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.92 and he has faced 445 batters thus far in his career. He has given up 40 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.368 and having a FIP of 4.9. So far in his career, Thompson has surrendered 91 hits while totaling 94 punch outs in 102 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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