Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 5/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
The Chicago Cubs (9-15) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (16-7) at Wrigley Field on Friday. The pitchers taking the mound are Tyler Anderson and Drew Smyly.
The Dodgers have earned 34 doubles as a squad and have hit 23 balls out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .390 and have been called out on strikes 184 times, while drawing a walk on 89 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball. They have recorded 105 runs batted in as well as 179 hits on the campaign, while their batting average comes in at .239. They are sitting with 114 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .322.
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The Dodgers have compiled a team earned run average of 2.21 on the season (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 209 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.94 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 0.94. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 14 long balls in addition to 57 total runs (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 53 opposing batters and their FIP is 2.88 as a unit for the year.
The Dodgers bullpen have a save rate of 85.7% and has come into the game in 19 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 22 base runners on the season with 27.3% of them crossed home plate. Dodgers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 15 times and also have had 18 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 80 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have a total of 12 holds this year (19th in baseball). They have 6 saves on the season and have blown 1 of 7 chances to save the game.
The Dodgers have converted 74.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,833 innings on the diamond, ranking them 1st in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for 611 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 191 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .990 which is 5th in MLB, and they have twisted 18 double plays.
Anderson has taken the mound for 641 innings and has totaled 557 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.56 (325 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.305. He has surrendered 646 base hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 191 walks. Anderson (31-38 career mark) has a FIP of 4.40 while he has gone up against 2,716 batters in the majors.
Chicago has accumulated 19 home runs so far this year and 91 RBIs. They have hit 44 doubles, while getting a free base 86 times and putting up 100 runs. The Chicago Cubs hold an OBP of .322 and a batting average of .240 this season. The Cubs hold a slugging % of .374 and they score 4.17 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 214 occasions (12th in the league) and have tallied 188 base hits.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.304 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.28 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.67 (203 strikeouts against 76 bases on balls). They sit at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 194. They have given up 31 dingers and they relinquish 4.48 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have given up 103 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.17 (96 earned runs conceded).
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 10 save opportunities and they have come away with 7 saves. They are ranked 19th in the league with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 81 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 25 times in high leverage situations and also on 25 occasions with runners on. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of 40 inherited runners. Sitting with 22 save situations, the Cubs have amassed 9 holds and also 3 blown saves.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 28 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in the majors). The Cubs have recorded 222 assists, 12 errors and have accumulated 621 putouts this season. Out of their 1,863 innings played, the Cubs have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (22nd in baseball).
In his MLB career, Smyly has conceded 820 base knocks while accumulating 844 strikeouts in 856 innings pitched. He has conceded 395 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.271 and having a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 3.14 and he has faced 3,599 batters in his MLB career. Smyly (47-41 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.15 earned run average while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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