Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 9/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+150) Chicago (-175)
The Chicago Cubs (56-78) are hosting the Cincinnati Reds (53-79) at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The line on this contest has Cincinnati at +150 and Chicago is opening at -175. The over/under comes in at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Justin Dunn and Wade Miley.
Cincinnati has a slugging rate of .381 and have struck out 1,169 times, while drawing a walk on 370 occasions. They have 541 runs batted in and 1,065 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average is .242. The Reds have accumulated 197 doubles as a unit and have knocked 130 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 565 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .310. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, which ranks them 17th in MLB.
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Reds pitchers have surrendered 178 long balls and also 674 total runs (26th in baseball). They have walked 491 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.62 as a squad over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. The Reds hold a team ERA of 4.92 this year (28th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,149 batters.
The Reds relief pitchers have a save percentage of 55.6% and has entered the game in 97 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 211 base runners this year with 35.5% of them earned a run for their team. Reds bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 139 times and also have had 123 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have dispatched 474 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 51 holds on the campaign (27th in the league). They have 25 saves on the campaign and have not converted 20 of 45 save opportunities.
The Reds have turned 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,455 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 25th in MLB. The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with 3,485 putouts on the year, as well as 1,037 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them ranked 12th in the majors, and they have twisted 88 double plays.
Dunn has taken the ball for 126 frames and has 111 K's so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.07 (57 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.357. He has allowed 92 base knocks (6.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 79 walks. Dunn (6-6 career mark) has earned a FIP of 5.85 and he has faced 545 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Cubs hold a team slugging % of .388 and they have an average of 4.08 runs per contest (23rd in MLB). They have recorded 222 doubles, while walking 417 times and notching 547 runs. Chicago has tallied 134 home runs so far this season as well as 516 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,174 instances (5th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,087 hits. The Chicago Cubs have accumulated an on-base percentage of .311 and a batting average of .240 for the year.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.342 and have a FIP of 4.45 as a staff on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.52 (1,141 strikeouts vs 453 walks). They are sitting at 25th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,151. They have allowed 180 homers and they allow 4.88 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 648 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.33 (575 earned runs conceded).
Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.2% out of 189 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 161 times in high leverage situations and on 140 occasions with base runners. With 110 save situations, the Cubs have tallied 47 holds and also 27 blown saves. They rank 29th in baseball with a save percentage of 54.2%, and they have sent 450 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Chicago has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 59 save chances and they have come away with 32 saves.
In 10,761 innings played, the Cubs hold a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (20th in pro baseball). The Chicago Cubs have turned 118 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in baseball). The Cubs have accrued 1,218 assists, 81 errors and have earned 3,587 putouts for the season.
So far in his career, Miley has conceded 1,647 base knocks while he has totaled 1,264 strikeouts in 1,600 frames. Miley (98-92 career mark) holds a 4.13 ERA while giving up 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 735 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.378 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 and he has gone up against 6,864 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-175)
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