Chicago Cubs vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
The New York Yankees (42-16) will compete against the Chicago Cubs (23-34) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Marcus Stroman and Jameson Taillon.
As a unit, the Chicago Cubs are scoring 4.4 runs per game, which is 15th in the league. They are sitting with 249 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .322. The Cubs have compiled 99 doubles as a squad and have hit 58 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 230 runs batted in and 468 hits on the season, and their average at the plate sits at .243. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .395 and have struck out 499 times, while taking a walk on 208 occasions.
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Cubs pitchers have allowed 73 long balls in addition to 269 runs in total (22nd in the league). They have walked 189 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.28 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.62 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29. The Cubs have an ERA of 4.31 so far this year (23rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 495 batters.
The Cubs have dispatched 192 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 68 base runners over the course of the season and 29.4% of them crossed home plate. They have compiled 13 saves so far this season and have blown 10 of their 23 save opportunities. The Cubs bullpen have a save rate of 56.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 43 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 17 holds on the season (29th in the league). Cubs bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 51 times and also have had 60 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs have notched a total of 1,530 putouts this year, in addition to 530 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which is 13th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 53 double plays. The Cubs have converted 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,590 innings on the diamond, ranking them 16th in professional baseball.
Stroman (63-65 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.64 and he has gone up against 4,477 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 1,060 base knocks (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 300 walks. His ERA is 3.71 (443 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.264. Stroman has taken the mound for 1,075 innings and has earned 898 strikeouts in his career.
The New York Yankees have tallied a team on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a batting average of .245 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 476 occasions (19th in the league) and have recorded 473 base hits. New York has hit 88 home runs so far this year to go along with 264 runs batted in. The Yankees hold a slugging percentage of .426 and they tally 4.84 runs per game (5th in the league). They have 79 doubles, while taking a walk 216 times as well as recording 281 runs.
The New York pitching staff have surrendered 176 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 2.88 (168 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 47 homers and they relinquish 3.02 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.065 with a FIP of 3.21 as a staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.75 (533 strikeouts vs 142 walks). They rank 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 416.
Sitting with 70 save situations, the Yankees have earned 39 holds and also 8 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 29 save opportunities and they have come away with 21 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 77 times in high leverage situations and on 62 occasions with runners on. New York relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.4% of 85 inherited base runners. They sit at 7th in the league holding a save rate of 72.4%, and they have dispatched 181 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
Out of their 4,719 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.1% (3rd in MLB). The New York Yankees have gotten 37 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in MLB). The Yankees have recorded 545 assists, 22 errors and have earned a total of 1,573 putouts so far this season.
In his career, Taillon has given up 651 base hits while accumulating 606 strikeouts in 673 innings. Taillon (43-31 mark in his career) has a 3.72 earned run average while conceding 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 278 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.215 and a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 3.63 and he has faced 2,802 opposing 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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