Chicago Cubs vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Monday, August 29, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Blue Jays (68-57) welcome the Chicago Cubs (55-72) at Rogers Centre on Monday. The expected starting pitchers will be Marcus Stroman and Jose Berrios.
The Cubs have tallied 210 two-baggers as a team and have hit 129 baseballs out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .389 and have been rung up 1,119 times, while drawing a walk on 398 occasions. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are knocking in 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 22nd in MLB. They have 492 runs batted in in addition to 1,026 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .239. They have tallied 522 runs while having a team OBP of .311.
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Cubs pitchers have yielded 167 home runs and 606 total runs (24th in MLB). They have walked 424 batters and their FIP sits at 4.36 as a squad so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.60 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. The Cubs have an ERA of 4.23 so far this year (23rd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,104 batters.
Cubs bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 133 times as well as having 153 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 45 holds for the year (29th in MLB). The Cubs bullpen have a save percentage of 55.4% and has entered the game in 105 save situations. They have tallied 31 saves for the season and have blown 25 out of their 56 save chances. The relievers have inherited 181 runners for the year with 30.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Cubs have sent 425 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Cubs have converted 68.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,227 innings, which ranks them 22nd in baseball. The Chicago Cubs have a tally of 3,409 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,148 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 26th in the majors, and have a total of 114 double plays.
Stroman has taken the mound for 1,125 frames and has earned 937 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.67 (459 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.262. He has allowed 1,105 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 315 walks. Stroman (64-66 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.64 while facing 4,680 batters in the majors.
The Toronto Blue Jays have compiled a team OBP of .324 and a batting average of .261 so far this year. They have struck out on 974 occasions (26th in the league) and are sitting with 1,115 base hits. Toronto has hit 152 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 569 RBIs. The Blue Jays have a team SLG% of .427 and they are scoring 4.66 runs per outing (7th in MLB). They have hit 238 doubles, while taking a walk 369 times as well as putting up 582 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have given up 529 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.88 (480 earned runs given up). They have allowed 145 home runs and they surrender 4.28 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.243 and have a FIP of 3.94 as a team so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.22 (1,075 strikeouts vs 334 walks). They come in at 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,048.
Sitting with 123 save situations, the Blue Jays have 66 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. Toronto has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 54 save chances and they have earned 34 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 149 times in high leverage situations and on 121 occasions with runners on. Toronto relievers hold an inherited score rate of 24.7% out of their 182 inherited base runners. They are ranked 16th in the league holding a save rate of 63.0%, and they have sent 448 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year.
In 10,008 innings on the field, the Blue Jays are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in the majors). The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 99 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have accrued 1,050 assists, 66 errors and have accumulated 3,336 putouts for the year.
Berrios (69-52 record in his career) has earned a 4.21 ERA and has given up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.28 and he has gone up against 4,169 hitters in his career. He has allowed 461 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.239 and having a FIP of 4.1. In his pro baseball career, Berrios has given up 923 hits while he has totaled 980 strikeouts in 986 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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