Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, August 5, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Wrigley Field is the location where the Chicago Cubs (41-61) will compete against the Miami Marlins (48-57) on Friday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Pablo Lopez and Justin Steele.
The Marlins have recorded 161 doubles as a unit and have smacked 98 balls out of the park. Miami has a slugging percentage of .374 and have been called out on strikes 911 times, while being walked on 282 occasions. As a team, the Miami Marlins are putting up 3.9 runs per contest, which ranks them 24th in the league. They have accounted for 388 RBI's as well as 833 hits on the year, while their team batting average is at .237. They have earned 411 runs and have an on-base percentage of .300.
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The Marlins are sitting with a team ERA of 3.86 this season (11th in the league), and the staff has rung up 913 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 324 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.86 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.82 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.24. Marlins pitchers have conceded 107 home runs and 445 runs (16th in MLB).
The Marlins relievers have a save rate of 59.1% and has entered the game in 94 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 118 base runners on the year and 33.9% of those players crossed home plate. Marlins relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 83 times as well as having 109 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have sent 348 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have earned 48 holds for the season (22nd in baseball). They have earned 26 saves on the year and have blown 18 of their 44 chances to get a save.
The Marlins have converted 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 8,385 innings on the field, which has them sitting 15th in the majors. The Miami Marlins are sitting with 2,795 putouts on the campaign, as well as 974 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which ranks 10th in MLB, and they have turned 83 double plays.
Lopez has pitched in 448 innings and has accounted for 434 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Lopez (25-27 career record) has a FIP of 3.75 and he has faced 1,856 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.87 (193 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.177. He has allowed 404 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 124 walks.
The Chicago Cubs have a team OBP of .318 as well as a team batting average of .244 this year. They have struck out on 901 occasions (13th in baseball) and have earned 843 hits. Chicago has compiled 100 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 401 runs batted in. The Cubs have a slugging percentage of .392 and they are scoring 4.20 runs per game (21st in MLB). They have recorded 175 doubles, while walking 329 times as well as putting up 428 runs.
The Cubs have a WHIP of 1.337 and have a FIP of 4.32 as a team this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.61 (889 strikeouts vs 340 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 878. They have given up 132 homers and they concede 4.98 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 504 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.38 (443 earned runs allowed).
With 75 save situations, the Cubs have 33 holds and 17 blown saves. Chicago has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 39 save opportunities and they have converted 22 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 115 times in high leverage situations in addition to 104 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 27.1% out of their 140 inherited runners. They are ranked 26th in the league with a save rate of 56.4%, and they have dispatched 343 relievers onto the field this season.
The Chicago Cubs have gotten 90 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in MLB). The Cubs have accrued 927 assists, 65 errors and have 2,733 putouts so far this season. Out of their 8,199 innings on the diamond, the Cubs are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in the majors).
Steele (8-11 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.01 earned run average and has conceded 8.4 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.12 and he has faced 650 batters in his career. He has conceded 66 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.399 and a FIP of 4.3. In his MLB career, Steele has allowed 138 hits while he has accumulated 146 strikeouts in 148 innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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