Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 5/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+143) Milwaukee (-167)
American Family Field is the location where the Milwaukee Brewers (14-7) will go up against the Chicago Cubs (8-12) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has Chicago at +143 and Milwaukee opens at -167. The betting total is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Marcus Stroman and Corbin Burnes.
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 7th in baseball. They are sitting with 93 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .338. The Cubs have accounted for 41 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 15 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 84 runs batted in and 166 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .253. Chicago is slugging .390 and have struck out 163 times, while taking a walk on 76 occasions.
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The Cubs have a team ERA of 4.40 on the season (24th in the league), and the staff has rung up 170 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.58 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.33. Cubs pitchers have conceded 25 long balls in addition to 87 runs in total (19th in baseball). They have walked 66 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.25 as a team on the year.
The Cubs have dispatched 69 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 35 base runners for the year and 25.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have earned 6 saves for the year and have blown 3 of their 9 chances to save the game. The Cubs bullpen have a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 20 save situations. The relievers have tallied 8 holds on the year (23rd in MLB). Cubs relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 22 times and also have had 22 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have converted 69.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,548 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 24th in professional baseball. The Chicago Cubs have 516 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 184 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which is 14th in MLB, and have accumulated 21 double plays.
Stroman has taken the hill for 1,047 frames and has 870 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.69 (430 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.269. He has conceded 1,036 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 294 free passes. Stroman (61-63 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.64 and he has gone up against 4,365 batters in the major leagues.
The Brewers hold a team SLG% of .367 and they score 4.05 runs per game (18th in MLB). They have tallied 32 two-baggers, while taking a walk 65 times and recording 85 runs. Milwaukee has knocked in 21 home runs so far this season as well as 80 runs batted in. They have struck out on 183 occasions (6th in the league) and have earned 147 base hits. The Milwaukee Brewers are sitting with an OBP of .291 in addition to a batting average of .217 on the season.
The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.189 in addition to having a FIP of 3.15 as a unit for the year. They are sitting at 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 140. The Milwaukee pitching staff have surrendered 72 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.16 (65 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.59 (207 strikeouts vs 80 bases on balls). They have surrendered 12 home runs and they surrender 3.50 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB).
Sitting with 32 save situations, the Brewers have earned 16 holds and also 5 blown saves. Milwaukee has called on relievers to take the mound in 16 save opportunities and they have earned 11 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 33 times in high leverage situations and on 19 occasions with runners on base. Milwaukee relievers hold an inherited score rate of 40.0% of 35 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 19th in baseball with a save rate of 68.8%, and they have dispatched 71 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Milwaukee Brewers have gotten 13 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .988 (12th in MLB). The Brewers have recorded 186 assists, 9 errors and have accounted for 555 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 1,665 innings played, the Brewers have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (11th in pro baseball).
In his MLB career, Burnes has surrendered 270 hits while he has earned 460 strikeouts in 339 frames. Burnes (24-11 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.26 ERA while surrendering 7.2 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 123 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.076 and a FIP of 2.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.84 and he has gone up against 1,379 opposing batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-167)
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