Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 9/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Location: LoanDepot Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Miami Marlins (61-87) will go up against the Chicago Cubs (62-85) at LoanDepot Park on Wednesday. The starting pitchers are Drew Smyly and Jesus Luzardo.
Chicago has a slugging rate of .390 and have struck out 1,292 times, while drawing a walk on 448 occasions. They have compiled 557 RBI's and 1,184 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is .241. The Cubs have tallied 237 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 146 balls out of the stadium. They have 589 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .312. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are compiling 4.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 23rd in baseball.
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Cubs pitchers have surrendered 195 long balls and 687 runs (23rd in the league). They have walked 492 opposing players and their FIP is 4.41 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.54 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32. The Cubs have an earned run average of 4.21 this season (21st in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,249 hitters.
Cubs relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 151 times and also have had 171 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 50 holds so far this year (30th in MLB). The Cubs bullpen have earned a save percentage of 55.4% and has entered the game in 119 save situations. They have compiled 36 saves this year and have not converted 29 out of their 65 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 207 base runners so far this year with 30.9% of those players earned a run for their team. The Cubs have sent 484 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Cubs have turned 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,733 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 16th in baseball. The Chicago Cubs have a total of 3,911 putouts this season, as well as 1,325 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them sitting 22nd in MLB, and they have twisted 127 double plays.
Smyly has taken the mound for 940 frames and has accounted for 920 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 4.10 (429 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.266. He has given up 899 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 292 free passes. Smyly (53-47 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.29 while he has gone up against 3,955 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Miami has accounted for 129 HRs on the season and 495 runs batted in. They have recorded 223 two-baggers, while taking a walk 396 times as well as putting up 523 runs. The Miami Marlins have tallied an on-base percentage of .293 and a batting average of .229 over the course of the season. The Marlins hold a team slugging percentage of .361 and they are scoring 3.56 runs per contest (27th in the league). They have struck out on 1,287 occasions (10th in MLB) and have 1,119 base hits.
The Marlins have a team WHIP of 1.284 with a FIP of 3.98 as a team on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 (1,285 strikeouts against 468 free passes). They come in at 15th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,201. They have allowed 162 dingers and they give up 4.35 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Miami pitching staff have allowed 629 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.97 (573 earned runs conceded).
Miami has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 60 save chances and they have walked away with 34 saves. They are currently ranked 25th in MLB holding a save percentage of 56.7%, and they have dispatched 474 relievers onto the diamond for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 151 times in high leverage situations and also on 119 occasions with runners on. Miami relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of 176 inherited runners. With 126 save situations, the Marlins have earned 64 holds and also 26 blown saves.
The Miami Marlins have turned 131 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in professional baseball). The Marlins have accrued 1,333 assists, 63 errors and have accounted for 3,900 putouts during this campaign. In 11,700 innings played, the Marlins hold a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (18th in pro baseball).
In his career, Luzardo has surrendered 227 base hits and he has 264 punch outs in 248 innings pitched. He has surrendered 133 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.315 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 and he has gone up against 1,060 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Luzardo (12-18 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.83 ERA while surrendering 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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