New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 7/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-130) Chicago (+110)
The New York Mets (56-34) are traveling to Wrigley Field on Sunday where they will compete against the Chicago Cubs (34-55). The odds on this game have New York at -130 while Chicago is coming in at +110. The over/under comes in at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are David Peterson and Adrian Sampson.
New York has a slugging rate of .402 and have been called out on strikes 683 times, while drawing a walk on 275 occasions. They have earned 410 RBI's and 776 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average is sitting at .254. The Mets have tallied 143 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 91 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 429 runs and have an OBP of .326. As a unit, the New York Mets are notching 4.8 runs per outing, which is 4th in the league.
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The Mets have a team ERA of 3.69 this season (7th in the league), and their staff has rung up 856 hitters. They have walked 253 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.70 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.38 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.19. Mets pitchers have conceded 101 home runs and 347 runs in total (5th in the league).
Mets relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 86 times in addition to having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 54 holds on the season (11th in MLB). The Mets bullpen have earned a save percentage of 67.6% and has come into the game in 92 save situations. They have compiled 25 saves for the season and have blown 12 of 37 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 115 runners so far this year and 39.1% of those runners ended up scoring. The Mets have dispatched 271 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Mets have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,206 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 14th in MLB. The New York Mets have a tally of 2,402 putouts this season, as well as 764 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which is 6th in MLB, and they have turned 73 double plays.
Peterson (13-10 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.42 and he has gone up against 775 hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 154 base hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 83 free passes. His earned run average is 4.21 (86 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.290. Peterson has pitched in 183 innings and has tallied 185 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
Chicago has hit 88 long balls so far this year and 355 RBIs. They have recorded 151 two-baggers, while walking 298 times and putting up 379 runs. The Chicago Cubs have recorded an on-base percentage of .320 and a team batting average of .245 on the season. The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .395 and they tally 4.26 runs per contest (19th in the league). They have struck out on 787 occasions (8th in baseball) and have earned a total of 739 hits.
The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 464 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.70 (415 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 121 homers and they surrender 5.26 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Cubs have a WHIP of 1.358 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.40 as a pitching staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.60 (782 strikeouts vs 301 free passes). They have a ranking of 25th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 777.
Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.1% out of their 123 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 93 times in high leverage situations in addition to 89 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 66 save situations, the Cubs have compiled 28 holds and also 17 blown saves. They are ranked 29th in MLB with a save percentage of 51.4%, and they have sent 301 relievers to the hill so far this year. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 35 save opportunities and they have come away with 18 saves.
The Chicago Cubs have gotten 77 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (25th in baseball). The Cubs have accrued 799 assists, 57 errors and are sitting with 2,382 putouts so far this season. In 7,146 innings on the diamond, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (25th in pro baseball).
In his career, Sampson has conceded 243 base hits while he has earned 168 strikeouts in 215 frames. Sampson (7-15 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.93 ERA and has allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 118 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.379 and a FIP of 5.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.11 and he has faced 935 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+110)
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