Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
American Family Field is where the Milwaukee Brewers (12-7) will go up against the Chicago Cubs (8-10) on Friday. The expected starting pitchers will be Kyle Hendricks and Adrian Houser.
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 1st in MLB. They have a total of 91 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .348. The Cubs have hit 40 doubles as a squad and have hit 15 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 84 RBI's as well as 160 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .267. Chicago has a slugging rate of .416 and have been called out on strikes 144 times, while drawing a walk on 67 occasions.
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Cubs pitchers have surrendered 16 home runs in addition to 71 total runs (12th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 60 batters and their FIP is 3.67 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.57 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Cubs have a team earned run average of 3.92 this season (20th in the league), and the staff has rung up 154 hitters.
Cubs pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 19 times as well as having 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 8 holds this season (22nd in MLB). The Cubs relievers have a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 20 save situations. They have earned 6 saves for the year and have blown 3 of 9 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 30 runners over the course of the season and 26.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Cubs have sent 62 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Chicago Cubs have 468 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 164 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which has them ranked 13th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 19 double plays. The Cubs have transformed 69.4% of balls in play into outs out of 1,404 innings, which ranks them 20th in pro baseball.
Hendricks has pitched in 1,248 innings and has accumulated 1,032 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.37 (468 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.144. He has conceded 1,150 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 279 walks. Hendricks (84-56 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.73 and he has gone up against 5,105 batters in the major leagues.
The Brewers hold a team slugging percentage of .332 and they are recording 3.74 runs per contest (21st in baseball). They have recorded 28 doubles, while taking a walk 58 times as well as putting up 71 runs. Milwaukee has recorded 14 long balls this season to go along with 66 RBIs. They have been rung up on 162 occasions (11th in MLB) and have earned a total of 125 base knocks. The Milwaukee Brewers have earned an OBP of .281 and a team batting average of .207 this year.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have conceded 69 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.34 (62 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 12 long balls and they surrender 3.72 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Brewers have a team WHIP of 1.234 in addition to having a FIP of 3.28 as a team this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.49 (187 strikeouts against 75 walks). They sit at 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 131.
Milwaukee has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 14 save chances and they have earned 10 saves. They rank 14th in the league with a save rate of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 64 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 31 times in high leverage situations and on 17 occasions with base runners. Milwaukee relievers have an inherited score percentage of 40.6% of 32 inherited base runners. With 30 save situations, the Brewers have 16 holds and 4 blown saves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have gotten 12 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (11th in professional baseball). The Brewers have accrued 170 assists, 8 errors and have earned a total of 501 putouts on the campaign. In their 1,503 innings played, the Brewers have a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (16th in the majors).
Houser (18-21 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.73 earned run average and has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.06 and he has faced 1,438 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has given up a total of 141 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.312 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. During his pro baseball career, Houser has conceded 309 base knocks and he has 284 strikeouts in 340 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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