Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres
Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
The San Diego Padres (18-10) will compete against the Chicago Cubs (9-17) at Petco Park on Monday. The pitchers taking the mound are Kyle Hendricks and Mike Clevinger.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .369 and have been called out on strikes 230 times, while drawing a walk on 90 occasions. They have accumulated 93 runs batted in as well as 199 base knocks for the season, and their batting average comes in at .235. The Cubs have accrued 45 doubles as a unit and have smacked 20 balls out of the park. They have racked up 102 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .316. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 3.9 runs per game, which ranks them 18th in MLB.
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The Cubs have a team earned run average of 4.32 on the season (25th in the league), and they have rung up 220 hitters. They have walked 89 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.31 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.47 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.32. Cubs pitchers have surrendered 33 home runs in addition to 116 total runs (22nd in baseball).
The Cubs relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 70.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 22 save situations. The relievers have inherited 44 base runners so far this season with 31.8% of those runners crossed the plate. Cubs pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 27 times and also have had 26 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have sent 89 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen have racked up 9 holds for the season (28th in baseball). They have earned 7 saves for the season and have blown 3 out of their 10 chances to save the game.
The Cubs have converted 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,025 innings, which has them sitting 22nd in the majors. The Chicago Cubs have a total of 675 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 241 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 14th in the majors, and have a total of 30 double plays.
Hendricks has taken the hill for 1,258 innings and has totaled 1,036 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Hendricks (84-58 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.78 and he has faced 5,151 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.42 (478 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.149. He has allowed 1,164 base hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) with 282 free passes.
The Padres hold a team SLG% of .360 and they are earning 4.43 runs per contest (11th in baseball). They have hit 40 two-baggers, while walking 120 times as well as scoring 124 runs. San Diego has 24 home runs for the year to go along with 121 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 236 occasions (13th in MLB) and have earned 202 base hits. The San Diego Padres have earned a team OBP of .320 as well as a team batting average of .223 this year.
The Padres are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.160 with a FIP of 3.78 as a team on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.71 (244 strikeouts vs 90 walks). They are currently ranked 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 200. They have yielded 28 homers and they concede 3.96 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The San Diego pitching staff have yielded 110 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.60 (100 earned runs relinquished).
With 43 save situations, the Padres have earned 24 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 16 save opportunities and they have tallied 12 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 35 times in high leverage situations in addition to 22 occasions with runners on. San Diego relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 54.1% out of their 37 inherited base runners. They rank 11th in the league holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 92 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The San Diego Padres have turned 24 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .990 (4th in MLB). The Padres have accrued 254 assists, 10 errors and have amassed 750 putouts for the season. In their 2,250 innings on the diamond, the Padres are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 72.7% (3rd in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Clevinger has surrendered 440 hits while he has tallied 607 strikeouts in 547 innings pitched. He has conceded 195 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.188 and having a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.89 and he has gone up against 2,227 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Clevinger (44-23 record in his career) holds a 3.21 earned run average and has given up 7.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego
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