Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Wrigley Field is where the Chicago Cubs (49-67) will go up against the Milwaukee Brewers (62-54) on Saturday. The starting pitchers are Freddy Peralta and Marcus Stroman.
The Brewers have hit 175 doubles as a team and have hit 157 balls out of the stadium. Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .410 and have been rung up 1,030 times, while being walked on 414 occasions. As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are notching 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. They have accrued 509 RBI's in addition to 916 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .236. They have notched a total of 522 runs while holding a team OBP of .317.
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The Brewers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.80 so far this season (11th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,094 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 378 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.94 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.89 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.23. Brewers pitchers have yielded 137 home runs and also 491 total runs (15th in baseball).
The Brewers relievers have a save percentage of 70.2% and has entered the game in 129 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 127 base runners for the year with 30.7% of them earned a run for their team. Brewers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 90 times as well as having 151 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have dispatched 381 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The bullpen have racked up 72 holds so far this year (8th in the league). They have earned 40 saves on the season and have blown 17 of their 57 save chances.
The Brewers have turned 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of 9,297 innings, which ranks them 10th in baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have earned a total of 3,099 putouts so far this season, as well as 995 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which has them sitting 17th in pro baseball, and have a total of 84 double plays.
Peralta has thrown 388 innings and is sitting with 513 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Peralta (30-16 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.38 while facing 1,625 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.92 (169 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.151. He has surrendered 283 base hits (6.6 hits per nine innings) with 164 walks.
Chicago has hit 118 HRs so far this year to go along with 456 RBIs. They have 196 doubles, while getting a free base 373 times as well as scoring 484 runs. The Chicago Cubs have recorded a team OBP of .317 as well as a team batting average of .244 for the season. The Cubs hold a slugging percentage of .395 and they tally 4.17 runs per game (21st in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,035 instances (6th in the league) and have accounted for 958 base knocks.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.328 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.27 as a staff for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.66 (1,015 strikeouts vs 381 bases on balls). They are sitting at 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 994. They have given up 148 HR's and they allow 4.82 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 554 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.23 (487 earned runs conceded).
Chicago has had relievers enter the game in 48 save chances and they have recorded 27 saves. They are ranked 26th in the league with a save rate of 56.3%, and they have dispatched 385 relievers to the mound for the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 135 times in high leverage situations and on 118 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.7% out of their 157 inherited base runners. Sitting with 89 save situations, the Cubs have tallied 38 holds and also 21 blown saves.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 103 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in baseball). The Cubs have racked up 1,048 assists, 72 errors and have a tally of 3,106 putouts for the season. Out of their 9,318 innings played, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (24th in the majors).
In his career, Stroman has surrendered 1,092 base hits and he has 931 punch outs in 1,112 innings pitched. He has surrendered 452 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.260 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.01 and he has faced 4,625 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Stroman (64-65 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.66 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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