Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Brewers (65-58) will try to defeat the Chicago Cubs (54-70) at American Family Field on Sunday. The starting pitchers will be Adrian Sampson and Eric Lauer.
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which is 22nd in baseball. They have accumulated 518 runs and hold an OBP of .313. The Cubs have compiled 207 doubles as a team and have smacked 127 balls out of the park. They have earned 488 RBI's in addition to 1,019 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is .241. Chicago is slugging .391 and have been called out on strikes 1,096 times, while taking a walk on 392 occasions.
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Cubs pitchers have given up 162 long balls and also 596 runs in total (24th in the league). They have walked 414 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.33 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.62 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.33. The Cubs have a team ERA of 4.23 on the season (23rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,086 hitters.
The Cubs relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 55.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 103 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 177 base runners so far this year and 31.6% of them crossed the plate. Cubs relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 130 times and also have had 148 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have dispatched 418 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The bullpen have notched 45 holds over the course of the season (29th in baseball). They have earned 30 saves so far this year and have blown 24 of their 54 save opportunities.
The Cubs have transformed 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,065 innings on the field, which has them ranked 21st in the majors. The Chicago Cubs have earned 3,355 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,130 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them ranked 26th in professional baseball, and have a total of 112 double plays.
Sampson has taken the ball for 250 frames and is sitting with 194 K's in his MLB career. Sampson (8-18 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.32 while facing 1,090 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.88 (136 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.392. He has surrendered 284 base knocks (10.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 65 free passes.
The Milwaukee Brewers have compiled a team OBP of .315 in addition to a batting average of .233 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,101 instances (5th in the league) and have notched a total of 960 base hits. Milwaukee has recorded 171 home runs so far this year to go along with 542 RBIs. The Brewers hold a slugging percentage of .409 and they are earning 4.51 runs per contest (11th in baseball). They have recorded 181 doubles, while taking a walk 437 times and scoring 555 runs.
The Brewers have a team WHIP of 1.247 and have a FIP of 3.96 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.86 (1,157 strikeouts vs 405 walks). They are sitting at 5th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 959. They have given up 144 home runs and they concede 4.38 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Milwaukee pitching staff have relinquished 532 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.91 (475 earned runs surrendered).
Milwaukee relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.7% of 138 inherited base runners. Their relievers have taken the field 160 times in high leverage situations and also on 97 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 142 save situations, the Brewers have 80 holds and 20 blown saves. They are ranked 12th in the league with a save rate of 67.7%, and they have sent 407 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year. Milwaukee has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 62 save chances and they have walked away with 42 saves.
Out of their 9,852 innings on the diamond, the Brewers hold a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (14th in the majors). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 88 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in MLB). The Brewers have recorded 1,053 assists, 65 errors and have amassed 3,284 putouts this season.
So far in his MLB career, Lauer has conceded 507 hits while tallying 492 K's in 522 frames. Lauer (30-29 record in his career) holds a 4.07 ERA while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 236 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.343 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.54 and he has faced 2,246 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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