Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 5/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-115) Chicago (-105)
The Milwaukee Brewers (30-18) are traveling to Wrigley Field on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Chicago Cubs (19-27). The odds on this game have Milwaukee at -115 and Chicago is coming in at -105. The betting total comes in at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Eric Lauer and Justin Steele.
The Brewers have compiled 70 doubles as a unit and have hit 64 baseballs out of the stadium. Milwaukee has a slugging rate of .410 and have struck out 422 times, while drawing a walk on 161 occasions. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB. They have 210 RBI's and 378 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is .237. They have accumulated 218 runs scored and have an OBP of .312.
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The Brewers are sitting with a team ERA of 3.28 on the season (5th in the league), and the staff has struck out 466 batters. They have walked 151 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.32 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.09 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. Brewers pitchers have allowed 39 home runs and also 181 total runs (8th in the league).
Brewers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 35 times as well as having 54 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 33 holds for the year (8th in baseball). The Brewers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 77.8% and has come into the game in 60 save situations. They have earned 21 saves on the campaign and have blown 6 of 27 save chances. The relievers have inherited 57 runners on the year and 36.8% of those players crossed the plate. The Brewers have dispatched 152 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Brewers have converted 70.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,813 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 16th in pro baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated 1,271 putouts on the year, in addition to 419 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 20th in baseball, and they have turned 29 double plays.
Lauer (26-25 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.23 while he has gone up against 1,892 hitters in the majors. He has given up 431 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 159 free passes. His ERA is 4.07 (198 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.347. Lauer has taken the ball for 438 innings and has accumulated 422 punch outs so far in his career.
Chicago has compiled 44 home runs over the course of the season and 185 RBIs. They have tallied 76 two-baggers, while getting a free base 159 times and recording 201 runs. The Chicago Cubs are sitting with a team OBP of .312 as well as a batting average of .233 so far this season. The Cubs hold a team SLG% of .378 and they score 4.37 runs per contest (12th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 411 occasions (9th in MLB) and have a total of 356 base hits.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.302 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.11 as a unit on the campaign. They are sitting at 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 381. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 206 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.19 (188 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.69 (390 strikeouts against 145 bases on balls). They have given up 54 homers and they surrender 4.59 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league).
Chicago relievers hold an inherited score rate of 31.6% out of 57 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 40 times in high leverage situations and on 41 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 37 save situations, the Cubs have accumulated 14 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. They rank 25th in baseball with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 155 relievers to the mound for the year. Chicago has called on relievers to take the mound in 20 save opportunities and they have earned 12 saves.
The Chicago Cubs have gotten 46 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in pro baseball). The Cubs have 423 assists, 25 errors and have notched a total of 1,213 putouts on the campaign. In 3,639 innings on the diamond, the Cubs hold a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (22nd in the majors).
Steele (5-9 career record) has a 4.70 earned run average and has surrendered 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.15 and he has faced 408 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 48 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.446 and having a FIP of 4.7. During his career, Steele has conceded 87 hits while he has earned 99 strikeouts in 92 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-115)
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