Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+100) Chicago (-120)
The Miami Marlins (48-57) are hitting the road to Wrigley Field on Saturday where they will play the Chicago Cubs (41-63). The moneyline on this contest has Miami at +100 and Chicago is sitting at -120. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jesus Luzardo and Adrian Sampson.
As a team, the Miami Marlins are notching 3.9 runs/g, which puts them at 24th in baseball. They have 411 runs scored and have an OBP of .300. The Marlins have accounted for 161 doubles as a squad and have hit 98 baseballs out of the stadium. They have compiled 388 runs batted in in addition to 833 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .237. Miami owns a slugging percentage of .374 and have struck out 911 times, while drawing a walk on 282 occasions.
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Marlins pitchers have conceded 107 home runs and 445 runs (13th in baseball). They have walked 324 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.86 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.82 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.24. The Marlins have a team earned run average of 3.86 for the year (12th in the league), and the staff has struck out 913 hitters.
The Marlins have dispatched 348 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 118 base runners this year and 33.9% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 26 saves so far this year and have blown 18 of their 44 chances to save the game. The Marlins bullpen have earned a save percentage of 59.1% and stepped onto the hill in 94 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 48 holds this season (22nd in MLB). Marlins bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 83 times in addition to having 109 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Miami Marlins have 2,795 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 974 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which ranks 10th in baseball, and have earned 83 double plays. The Marlins have transformed 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of 8,385 innings on the field, which has them ranked 16th in professional baseball.
Luzardo has thrown 200 innings and has accumulated 219 K's in his career. Luzardo (11-15 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.57 while he has faced 869 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.12 (114 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.368. He has conceded 190 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 84 walks.
The Chicago Cubs have tallied an OBP of .316 and a batting average of .242 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 918 instances (10th in baseball) and are sitting with 854 hits. Chicago has hit 102 long balls on the season to go along with 406 runs batted in. The Cubs have a team slugging % of .391 and they average 4.16 runs per game (21st in MLB). They have tallied 177 doubles, while taking a walk 336 times and putting up 433 runs.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.342 in addition to having a FIP of 4.36 as a unit on the campaign. They sit at 23rd in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 894. The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 515 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.41 (454 earned runs allowed). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.57 (900 strikeouts against 350 bases on balls). They have relinquished 136 dingers and they yield 5.00 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball).
Sitting with 75 save situations, the Cubs have compiled 33 holds and also 17 blown saves. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the contest in 39 save opportunities and they have come away with 22 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 117 times in high leverage situations and on 104 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.1% of 140 inherited runners. They are ranked 27th in the league holding a save rate of 56.4%, and they have dispatched 349 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 94 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in MLB). The Cubs have accrued 948 assists, 66 errors and have a total of 2,782 putouts on the season. Out of their 8,346 innings on the diamond, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (24th in baseball).
During his career, Sampson has surrendered 260 hits while he has totaled 178 punch outs in 231 innings. Sampson (7-16 career mark) has a 4.89 earned run average while giving up 10.1 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 126 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.377 and having a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.02 and he has faced 1,006 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami (+100)
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