Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 4/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-135) Chicago (+115)
Wrigley Field is the site where the Chicago Cubs (71-91 last year) will compete against the Milwaukee Brewers (95-67 last season) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has Milwaukee at -135 and Chicago is coming in at +115. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Adrian Houser and Drew Smyly.
The Brewers earned 255 two-baggers as a squad and hit 194 balls out of the park. Milwaukee had a slugging percentage of .396 and struck out 1,465 times, while taking a walk on 586 occasions. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers put up 4.6 runs per game, which put them at 12th in MLB. They amassed 700 RBI's and 1,251 hits over the course of last year, and their team batting average finished at .233. They earned a total of 738 runs scored while having a team OBP of .317.
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Brewers pitchers conceded 168 home runs and 623 total runs (3rd in MLB). Their pitching staff walked 537 batters and their FIP was 3.72 as a team during the previous year. They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.01 and the pitching staff held a WHIP of 1.18. The Brewers had an earned run average of 3.50 in the prior season (3rd in baseball), and their staff struck out 1,618 hitters.
The Brewers had dispatched 533 relief pitchers to the hill last year. The relief pitchers inherited 152 runners last year and 35.5% of those players ended up scoring. They compiled 44 saves in the previous season and did not convert 29 out of their 73 save chances. The Brewers bullpen earned a save percentage of 60.3% and entered the game in 155 save situations. The relief pitchers notched 80 holds during the previous year (14th in the league). Brewers relief pitchers entered the contest with players on base 105 times as well as having 188 games in high leverage situations.
The Brewers converted 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,924 innings on the diamond, which had them sitting at 4th in pro baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers notched a total of 4,308 putouts over the course of last year, in addition to 1,331 assists and 94 errors. Their fielding percentage was previously at .984 which had them sitting 22nd in the majors, and they turned 102 double plays.
Houser (17-19 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.25 while he has gone up against 1,374 batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 296 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 131 walks. His ERA is 3.73 (135 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.313. Houser has thrown 325 innings and has totaled 274 K's during his pro baseball career.
Chicago was sitting with 210 home runs for the prior year and 672 RBIs. They tallied 225 two-baggers, while walking 502 times and notching 705 runs. The Chicago Cubs tallied an on-base percentage of .312 as well as a team batting average of .237 last year. The Cubs had a team SLG% of .407 and they tallied 4.35 runs per game (21st in the league). They struck out on 1,596 instances (1st in baseball) and earned a total of 1,255 base knocks.
The Chicago pitching staff allowed 839 runs for the previous season while having a team ERA of 4.88 (765 earned runs relinquished). They relinquished 235 long balls and they conceded 5.35 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Cubs had a team WHIP of 1.403 in addition to having a FIP of 4.88 as a pitching staff during the previous year. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.28 (1,358 strikeouts against 596 walks). They finished at 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,386.
Chicago relievers had an inherited score rate of 36.3% out of their 278 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers took the field 175 times in high leverage situations and on 169 occasions with runners on base. With 136 save situations, the Cubs earned 75 holds and 19 blown saves. They were ranked 2nd in the league with a save percentage of 67.8%, and they sent 599 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond last season. Chicago called on relievers to enter the contest in 59 save opportunities and they came away with 40 saves.
The Chicago Cubs twisted 149 double plays and held a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in pro baseball). The Cubs recorded 1,554 assists, 87 errors and accumulated 4,238 putouts over the course of the prior season. In 12,714 innings played, the Cubs finished with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Smyly has allowed 802 base hits while he has earned 831 punch outs in 837 innings. He has allowed 389 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.275 and having a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.12 and he has faced 3,521 opposing batters in his MLB career. Smyly (46-39 career record) has a 4.18 earned run average and has given up 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+115)
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