New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 7/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, July 15, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-130) Chicago (+110)
The Chicago Cubs (34-54) will go up against the New York Mets (55-34) at Wrigley Field on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Mets at -130 and the Cubs are sitting at +110. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Taijuan Walker and Marcus Stroman.
New York has a slugging rate of .400 and have been rung up 676 times, while being walked on 270 occasions. They have accounted for 402 runs batted in in addition to 764 hits this season, and their batting average is sitting at .254. The Mets have earned 140 doubles as a unit and have smacked 89 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 421 runs scored and hold an OBP of .324. As a team, the New York Mets are earning 4.7 runs per contest, which ranks them 4th in the league.
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The Mets have a team earned run average of 3.73 for the season (7th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 846 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.37 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. Mets pitchers have conceded 101 home runs in addition to 347 total runs (6th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 251 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.72 as a squad on the season.
The Mets have sent 270 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 115 base runners on the year with 39.1% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have 24 saves so far this year and have blown 12 out of their 36 save chances. The Mets relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 91 save situations. The bullpen have notched 54 holds so far this season (11th in the league). Mets relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 86 times and also have had 81 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Mets have accounted for 2,324 putouts so far this season, as well as 738 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which has them ranked 6th in the majors, and they have twisted 71 double plays. The Mets have converted 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,972 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 14th in professional baseball.
Walker has taken the hill for 826 frames and is sitting with 742 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Walker (49-47 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.17 and he has faced 3,462 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.83 (352 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.219. He has conceded 745 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 262 free passes.
The Chicago Cubs have tallied an OBP of .320 in addition to a team batting average of .245 so far this season. They have struck out on 777 occasions (7th in the league) and have recorded 731 hits. Chicago has tallied 88 HRs for the year to go along with 355 runs batted in. The Cubs have a SLG% of .396 and they score 4.31 runs per game (16th in baseball). They have tallied 151 doubles, while taking a walk 296 times and scoring 379 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 456 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.67 (407 earned runs conceded). They have given up 119 long balls and they surrender 5.23 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB). The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.352 in addition to having a FIP of 4.37 as a pitching staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.62 (775 strikeouts vs 296 walks). They are currently ranked 25th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 765.
Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.8% of 120 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 93 times in high leverage situations and on 88 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 66 save situations, the Cubs have 28 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They rank 29th in baseball with a save rate of 51.4%, and they have sent 299 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 35 save chances and they have earned 18 saves.
In 6,903 innings played, the Cubs hold a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (25th in the majors). The Chicago Cubs have gotten 74 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (22nd in baseball). The Cubs have racked up 762 assists, 55 errors and have notched a total of 2,301 putouts on the campaign.
Stroman (63-65 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.69 earned run average while surrendering 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.99 and he has gone up against 4,492 hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 443 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.262 and having a FIP of 3.6. During his pro baseball career, Stroman has allowed 1,062 base hits while he has accumulated 901 strikeouts in 1,079 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-130)
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