Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-145) Chicago (+125)
The Milwaukee Brewers (63-55) are headed to Wrigley Field on Sunday where they will take on the Chicago Cubs (51-67). The moneyline on this matchup has Milwaukee at -145 and Chicago is at +125. The total is 8. The men taking the mound are Brandon Woodruff and Wade Miley.
As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are compiling 4.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 9th in baseball. They have racked up 534 runs scored and have an OBP of .317. The Brewers have accumulated 177 doubles as a team and have smacked 163 balls out of the park. They have earned 521 RBI's as well as 931 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is .236. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .412 and have struck out 1,051 times, while drawing a walk on 420 occasions.
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The Brewers have a team earned run average of 3.83 on the year (13th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,120 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.92 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.23. Brewers pitchers have given up 139 home runs and also 502 total runs (17th in the league). They have walked 383 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.93 as a squad on the campaign.
The Brewers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 69.5% and has come into the game in 134 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 128 runners so far this year and 30.5% of them earned a run for their team. Brewers pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 91 times in addition to having 153 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have sent 388 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have accumulated 75 holds on the season (6th in MLB). They have compiled 41 saves on the year and have blown 18 out of their 59 chances to save the game.
The Milwaukee Brewers have 3,150 putouts this year, as well as 1,008 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which is 17th in MLB, and they have turned 85 double plays. The Brewers have turned 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,450 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 11th in MLB.
Woodruff has taken the ball for 557 innings and has totaled 641 punch outs so far in his career. His ERA is 3.28 (203 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.084. He has surrendered 456 base knocks (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 148 free passes. Woodruff (37-24 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.17 and he has faced 2,255 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
Chicago is sitting with 123 home runs for the year to go along with 467 runs batted in. They have hit 198 doubles, while taking a walk 374 times as well as recording 495 runs. The Chicago Cubs have accumulated a team OBP of .317 in addition to a batting average of .244 this season. The Cubs have a slugging percentage of .397 and they have an average of 4.19 runs per game (20th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,051 occasions (5th in MLB) and have notched a total of 976 base knocks.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.328 with a FIP of 4.29 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.65 (1,030 strikeouts against 389 free passes). They rank 21st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,009. They have allowed 151 HR's and they concede 4.81 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have given up 563 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.23 (495 earned runs surrendered).
Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.9% of 164 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 142 times in high leverage situations and also on 122 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 96 save situations, the Cubs have earned 41 holds and also 22 blown saves. They rank 26th in MLB with a save percentage of 56.9%, and they have dispatched 393 relievers onto the diamond on the year. Chicago has had relievers step onto the hill in 51 save chances and they have earned 29 saves.
In their 9,480 innings on the diamond, the Cubs have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (23rd in the majors). The Chicago Cubs have gotten 105 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (27th in professional baseball). The Cubs have accrued 1,065 assists, 75 errors and have a tally of 3,160 putouts for the year.
Miley (98-92 career mark) has earned a 4.13 ERA while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.27 and he has gone up against 6,864 opposing hitters in his career. He has allowed a total of 735 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.378 and a FIP of 4.1. In his career, Miley has surrendered 1,647 hits while he has tallied 1,264 K's in 1,600 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+125)
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