Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Prediction, 9/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets
Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
The Chicago Cubs (58-81) are traveling to Citi Field on Monday where they will try to defeat the New York Mets (88-52). The pitchers who are expected to start are Hayden Wesneski and Jacob deGrom.
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are knocking in 4.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the league. They have 566 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .312. The Cubs have hit 228 doubles as a unit and have hit 139 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 534 runs batted in as well as 1,127 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average comes in at .241. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .390 and have been called out on strikes 1,224 times, while drawing a walk on 433 occasions.
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The Cubs have compiled a team earned run average of 4.30 this season (23rd in MLB), and they have struck out 1,188 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.53 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.34. Cubs pitchers have allowed 187 home runs in addition to 669 total runs (24th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 470 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.45 as a team so far this year.
The Cubs have dispatched 462 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 201 runners so far this year and 31.8% of those players ended up scoring. They have recorded 33 saves for the season and have blown 29 out of their 62 chances to save the game. The Cubs bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 53.2% and has come into the game in 115 save situations. The relievers have a total of 49 holds so far this year (29th in the league). Cubs bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 147 times in addition to having 167 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have converted 69.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,085 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 19th in the majors. The Chicago Cubs have a tally of 3,695 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,248 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 25th in baseball, and they have turned 120 double plays.
Wesneski has taken the mound for 5 innings and has earned 8 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Wesneski (1-0 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 0.51 and he has gone up against 18 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 0.00 (0 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.600. He has surrendered 2 hits (3.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 1 walks.
The New York Mets have accounted for an OBP of .329 as well as a batting average of .258 this year. They have been rung up on 1,047 instances (27th in baseball) and have recorded 1,223 base knocks. New York has knocked in 142 home runs over the course of the season as well as 624 RBIs. The Mets hold a team SLG% of .409 and they score 4.69 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have recorded 243 doubles, while walking 429 times as well as recording 657 runs.
The New York pitching staff have yielded 523 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.53 (488 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 141 homers and they surrender 3.78 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The Mets have a WHIP of 1.202 and have a FIP of 3.55 as a staff on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.43 (1,319 strikeouts vs 385 bases on balls). They come in at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,110.
New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.5% out of their 169 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 119 times in high leverage situations and also on 123 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 128 save situations, the Mets have accrued 74 holds in addition to 15 blown saves. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB with a save percentage of 71.7%, and they have dispatched 409 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the year. New York has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 53 save opportunities and they have earned 38 saves.
The New York Mets have gotten 111 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in MLB). The Mets have 1,180 assists, 62 errors and have accounted for 3,707 putouts for the year. In their 11,121 innings on the field, the Mets are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in pro baseball).
So far in his career, deGrom has surrendered 1,001 base hits while he has totaled 1,568 punch outs in 1,305 innings pitched. He has surrendered 358 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.996 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 5.24 and he has faced 5,130 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. deGrom (82-54 career record) has earned a 2.47 ERA and has allowed 6.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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