Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 9/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+115) Chicago (-135)
Wrigley Field is the location where the Chicago Cubs (61-82) will compete against the Colorado Rockies (62-81) on Friday. The odds on this game have Colorado at +115 and Chicago is sitting at -135. The total is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be German Marquez and Hayden Wesneski.
The Rockies have accrued 253 doubles as a squad and have knocked 132 baseballs out of the park. Colorado owns a slugging percentage of .401 and have been rung up 1,141 times, while taking a walk on 404 occasions. As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are earning 4.5 runs/g, which is 12th in the league. They have 611 RBI's in addition to 1,261 hits for the season, and their batting average sits at .258. They have accounted for 640 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .319.
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Rockies pitchers have allowed 165 home runs in addition to 774 total runs (30th in MLB). They have walked 481 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.46 as a unit for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.12 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.44. The Rockies are sitting with a team ERA of 5.07 so far this year (30th in the league), and they have struck out 1,022 hitters.
The Rockies have sent 440 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 194 base runners so far this year and 34.5% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 38 saves this season and have not converted 18 of their 56 save chances. The Rockies bullpen have compiled a save rate of 67.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 113 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 57 holds so far this year (26th in MLB). Rockies bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 119 times as well as having 162 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Colorado Rockies have a tally of 3,727 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,422 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which ranks 25th in MLB, and have a total of 140 double plays. The Rockies have converted 67.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,181 innings on the field, ranking them 29th in MLB.
Marquez has taken the ball for 972 innings and has accumulated 942 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.44 (479 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.289. He has surrendered 961 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 292 walks. Marquez (62-51 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.02 while he has faced 4,115 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Chicago has compiled 144 home runs this season to go along with 551 runs batted in. They have put up 233 doubles, while walking 442 times and earning 583 runs. The Chicago Cubs have a team on-base percentage of .312 and a team batting average of .241 this season. The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .391 and they score 4.08 runs per outing (23rd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,270 instances (6th in the league) and have recorded 1,162 hits.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 679 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.25 (602 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 193 home runs and they surrender 4.79 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Cubs have a WHIP of 1.331 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.45 as a squad for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.52 (1,216 strikeouts against 482 free passes). They are sitting at 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,216.
With 117 save situations, the Cubs have earned 49 holds in addition to 29 blown saves. Chicago has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 64 save opportunities and they have walked away with 35 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 168 times in high leverage situations and also on 151 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.9% out of their 207 inherited runners. They sit at 28th in the league with a save percentage of 54.7%, and they have dispatched 476 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
Out of their 11,247 innings on the field, the Cubs hold a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (17th in the majors). The Chicago Cubs have turned 122 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (24th in baseball). The Cubs have recorded 1,266 assists, 85 errors and have amassed 3,749 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his career, Wesneski has surrendered 6 base hits while he has totaled 11 strikeouts in 8 frames. He has given up a total of 3 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 0.923 and having a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 5.50 and he has faced 34 opposing batters during his career. Wesneski (1-1 career mark) has a 3.12 earned run average and has surrendered 6.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-135)
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