Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 5/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Monday, May 30, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
The Milwaukee Brewers (30-18) are hitting the road to Wrigley Field on Monday where they will attempt to defeat the Chicago Cubs (19-26). The pitchers taking the mound are Aaron Ashby and Marcus Stroman.
The Brewers have accounted for 68 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 61 balls out of the park. Milwaukee is slugging .403 and have struck out 413 times, while drawing a walk on 159 occasions. As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are compiling 4.5 runs per outing, which puts them at 11th in the league. They have accounted for 202 runs batted in as well as 365 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .235. They are sitting with 210 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .311.
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The Brewers have an earned run average of 3.35 on the year (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 454 hitters. They have walked 150 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.38 as a unit so far this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.03 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.19. Brewers pitchers have allowed 39 home runs and also 181 runs in total (11th in baseball).
Brewers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 35 times in addition to having 54 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 33 holds on the season (7th in the league). The Brewers bullpen have recorded a save rate of 77.8% and has come into the game in 60 save situations. They have 21 saves this year and have not converted 6 of 27 save chances. The relievers have inherited 57 runners so far this season with 36.8% of those runners ended up scoring. The Brewers have sent 150 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Brewers have transformed 69.9% of balls in play into outs in their 3,732 innings, ranking them 17th in MLB. The Milwaukee Brewers have 1,244 putouts this year, in addition to 413 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which is 24th in MLB, and have a total of 28 double plays.
Ashby has pitched in 65 innings and has accounted for 78 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Ashby (3-5 career record) has a FIP of 3.52 while he has gone up against 281 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.70 (27 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.264. He has surrendered 51 base hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 32 free passes.
The Chicago Cubs hold a team OBP of .315 in addition to a team batting average of .236 this year. They have struck out on 401 occasions (9th in the league) and have a total of 351 hits. Chicago has compiled 44 home runs on the season to go along with 183 RBIs. The Cubs have a team slugging percentage of .384 and they earn 4.38 runs per contest (12th in the league). They have recorded 75 two-baggers, while taking a walk 154 times and notching 197 runs.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.305 with a FIP of 4.14 as a team on the campaign. They rank 17th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 371. The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 201 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.26 (186 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 (386 strikeouts against 142 walks). They have allowed 54 dingers and they allow 4.60 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball).
Chicago has called on relievers to enter the game in 17 save opportunities and they have converted 12 saves. They sit at 13th in baseball with a save percentage of 70.6%, and they have sent 151 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 36 times in high leverage situations and also on 39 occasions with runners on base. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.6% out of 57 inherited base runners. With 33 save situations, the Cubs have compiled 13 holds and also 5 blown saves.
In 3,537 innings played, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in MLB). The Chicago Cubs have turned 46 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in MLB). The Cubs have racked up 408 assists, 24 errors and have amassed 1,179 putouts for the year.
During his pro baseball career, Stroman has allowed 1,047 base knocks while he has totaled 889 punch outs in 1,064 innings. He has given up 434 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.262 and having a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.99 and he has gone up against 4,428 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Stroman (63-64 mark in his career) has a 3.67 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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