Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+120) Chicago (-140)
Wrigley Field is where the Chicago Cubs (42-63) will take on the Miami Marlins (48-58) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Marlins at +120 and the Cubs are at -140. The total comes in at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Jesus Luzardo and Adrian Sampson.
The Marlins have recorded 161 doubles as a squad and have hit 98 balls out of the park. Miami is slugging .372 and have struck out 924 times, while taking a walk on 285 occasions. As a team, the Miami Marlins are notching 3.9 runs/g, which puts them at 25th in baseball. They have recorded 389 RBI's in addition to 840 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average comes in at .236. They are sitting with 412 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .300.
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The Marlins have compiled a team ERA of 3.84 on the year (11th in the league), and the staff has rung up 926 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.81 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.24. Marlins pitchers have surrendered 108 home runs in addition to 447 runs in total (12th in baseball). They have walked 329 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.85 as a unit on the year.
The Marlins bullpen have earned a save rate of 57.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 96 save situations. The relievers have inherited 120 base runners for the year and 33.3% of those players crossed the plate. Marlins pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 84 times as well as having 112 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have sent 352 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have 49 holds so far this season (22nd in baseball). They have accumulated 26 saves on the campaign and have blown 19 of their 45 save opportunities.
The Marlins have transformed 69.8% of balls in play into outs in their 8,457 innings, which has them ranked 15th in professional baseball. The Miami Marlins have a tally of 2,819 putouts so far this season, as well as 979 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which puts them in 10th in MLB, and they have twisted 84 double plays.
Luzardo (11-15 career mark) has a FIP of 4.57 and he has faced 869 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 190 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 84 free passes. His earned run average is 5.12 (114 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.368. Luzardo has taken the ball for 200 frames and has 219 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Chicago Cubs have recorded a team OBP of .316 in addition to a batting average of .242 for the year. They have been rung up on 931 occasions (5th in the league) and have accounted for 858 base hits. Chicago has accumulated 103 long balls on the year as well as 408 runs batted in. The Cubs have a slugging percentage of .390 and they score 4.14 runs per game (21st in the league). They have hit 178 two-baggers, while taking a walk 341 times as well as putting up 435 runs.
The Cubs have a WHIP of 1.340 and have a FIP of 4.33 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.59 (913 strikeouts against 353 walks). They come in at 23rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 901. They have given up 136 long balls and they relinquish 4.96 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have given up 516 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.37 (455 earned runs given up).
Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.3% out of 143 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 120 times in high leverage situations and on 106 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 75 save situations, the Cubs have earned 33 holds and also 17 blown saves. They rank 27th in MLB holding a save percentage of 56.4%, and they have sent 353 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the game in 39 save opportunities and they have come away with 22 saves.
In their 8,427 innings played, the Cubs are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in pro baseball). The Chicago Cubs have gotten 94 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in the majors). The Cubs have racked up 950 assists, 68 errors and have a total of 2,809 putouts during this campaign.
Sampson (7-16 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.89 earned run average while conceding 10.1 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.02 and he has faced 1,006 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 126 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.377 and a FIP of 5.3. In his career, Sampson has surrendered 260 base knocks while he has tallied 178 strikeouts in 231 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami (+120)
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