Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 5/25/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+105) Cincinnati (-125)
The Cincinnati Reds (12-29) will compete against the Chicago Cubs (17-24) at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Chicago at +105 and Cincinnati is at -125. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Kyle Hendricks and Luis Castillo.
The Cubs have recorded 69 doubles as a team and have hit 39 baseballs out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging rate of .379 and have been called out on strikes 372 times, while taking a walk on 140 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 15th in baseball. They have recorded 159 runs batted in in addition to 313 hits on the season, and their batting average is at .232. They have tallied 173 runs and hold an OBP of .311.
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The Cubs are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.94 for the year (20th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 356 hitters. They have walked 127 hitters and their FIP is 4.06 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.80 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.27. Cubs pitchers have conceded 49 home runs in addition to 172 runs in total (17th in MLB).
Cubs bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 38 times in addition to having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 12 holds on the year (28th in MLB). The Cubs relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 68.8% and stepped onto the hill in 31 save situations. They have tallied 11 saves on the campaign and have blown 5 of their 16 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 55 runners so far this year with 29.1% of them crossed the plate. The Cubs have sent 137 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Cubs have converted 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,231 innings, which ranks them 21st in professional baseball. The Chicago Cubs have earned a total of 1,077 putouts on the year, in addition to 376 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them sitting 19th in the majors, and they have turned 44 double plays.
Hendricks has taken the mound for 1,278 frames and has racked up 1,048 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.42 (486 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.148. He has surrendered 1,180 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 287 free passes. Hendricks (85-59 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.80 and he has faced 5,229 hitters in the majors.
The Reds have a team SLG% of .353 and they have an average of 3.88 runs per game (23rd in the league). They have 71 doubles, while getting a free base 121 times as well as earning 159 runs. Cincinnati has tallied 35 home runs so far this year as well as 154 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 369 occasions (9th in baseball) and have earned a total of 287 base hits. The Cincinnati Reds have tallied a team on-base percentage of .291 and a team batting average of .217 over the course of the season.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have allowed 226 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 5.64 (220 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 54 long balls and they concede 5.79 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Reds are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.479 in addition to having a FIP of 4.84 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.97 (348 strikeouts vs 177 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 342.
Cincinnati has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 9 save opportunities and they have earned 6 saves. They sit at 20th in MLB holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 153 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 28 times in high leverage situations and on 47 occasions with runners on base. Cincinnati relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 44.3% out of 79 inherited runners. Sitting with 18 save situations, the Reds have compiled 9 holds and also 3 blown saves.
In 3,159 innings played, the Reds are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (25th in professional baseball). The Cincinnati Reds have gotten 27 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (6th in professional baseball). The Reds have recorded 306 assists, 16 errors and have earned 1,053 putouts so far this season.
Castillo (40-51 career record) is the owner of a 3.73 ERA and has given up 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.97 and he has gone up against 3,007 batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 300 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.219 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. During his pro baseball career, Castillo has allowed 618 hits while accumulating 782 strikeouts in 723 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+105)
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