Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+130) Milwaukee (-150)
American Family Field is the location where the Milwaukee Brewers (13-7) will try to defeat the Chicago Cubs (8-11) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Cubs at +130 while the Brewers are at -150. The total comes in at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Justin Steele and Eric Lauer.
The Cubs have hit 40 doubles as a unit and have knocked 15 balls out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging % of .403 and have been rung up 154 times, while drawing a walk on 71 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are earning 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in baseball. They have compiled 84 RBI's and 163 hits this season, and their team batting average is at .260. They have accumulated 92 runs and have an on-base percentage of .344.
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The Cubs are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.01 on the year (22nd in the league), and they have rung up 162 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 62 opposing players and their FIP is 3.80 as a unit on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29. Cubs pitchers have yielded 19 home runs and also 76 runs in total (14th in the league).
The Cubs relievers have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 20 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 34 runners on the season and 23.5% of those runners crossed home plate. Cubs bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 21 times in addition to having 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have dispatched 65 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen have earned 8 holds on the season (23rd in MLB). They have earned 6 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 3 out of their 9 save opportunities.
The Cubs have converted 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,476 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 23rd in professional baseball. The Chicago Cubs have amassed 492 putouts for the season, in addition to 177 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which is 14th in professional baseball, and have 19 double plays.
Steele (5-6 record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.28 while he has faced 317 hitters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 66 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 37 free passes. His ERA is 4.50 (36 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.431. Steele has thrown 72 innings and has accounted for 71 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Brewers have a team SLG% of .332 and they average 3.70 runs per contest (20th in the league). They have put up 28 doubles, while walking 61 times as well as recording 74 runs. Milwaukee has hit 15 home runs so far this year as well as 69 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 175 instances (7th in MLB) and have totaled 134 base hits. The Milwaukee Brewers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .282 as well as a batting average of .209 on the campaign.
The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.205 with a FIP of 3.13 as a staff for the year. They come in at 10th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 137. The Milwaukee pitching staff have surrendered 71 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.27 (64 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (198 strikeouts against 75 free passes). They have allowed 12 homers and they give up 3.63 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB).
Milwaukee bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 39.4% out of their 33 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 33 times in high leverage situations in addition to 18 occasions with runners on base. With 32 save situations, the Brewers have tallied 16 holds and also 5 blown saves. They are currently ranked 18th in baseball with a save rate of 68.8%, and they have dispatched 68 relief pitchers onto the field on the season. Milwaukee has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 16 save chances and they have recorded 11 saves.
In 1,584 innings on the field, the Brewers have a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (14th in professional baseball). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 12 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (8th in baseball). The Brewers have 176 assists, 8 errors and are sitting with 528 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his career, Lauer has allowed 409 base knocks and he has 390 punch outs in 407 frames. He has conceded a total of 190 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.374 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.58 and he has faced 1,772 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Lauer (22-24 career win-loss record) holds a 4.19 earned run average while allowing 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-150)
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