Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 5/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Monday, May 16, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
The Chicago Cubs (12-20) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-19) at Wrigley Field on Monday. The expected starting pitchers are Bryse Wilson and Wade Miley.
As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are compiling 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 26th in the league. They have earned 118 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .303. The Pirates have compiled 45 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 27 baseballs out of the park. They have 108 RBI's and 252 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average is sitting at .233. Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .363 and have been rung up 289 times, while drawing a walk on 107 occasions.
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The Pirates have an earned run average of 4.76 this season (27th in baseball), and they have struck out 262 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.03 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.36. Pirates pitchers have conceded 32 long balls and 175 total runs (27th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 129 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.24 as a squad on the campaign.
The Pirates bullpen have a save percentage of 69.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 32 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 47 base runners so far this season and 36.2% of those players crossed the plate. Pirates relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 33 times and also have had 32 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 111 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have notched 16 holds this year (20th in baseball). They have accumulated 9 saves so far this year and have missed out on 4 of their 13 chances to save the game.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have amassed 867 putouts on the campaign, as well as 269 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .977 which has them ranked 30th in pro baseball, and have a total of 22 double plays. The Pirates have transformed 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,601 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 19th in professional baseball.
Wilson has thrown 138 frames and has earned 103 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.60 (86 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.569. He has conceded 160 base hits (10.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 57 free passes. Wilson (6-10 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 5.22 and he has gone up against 619 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Cubs have a team slugging % of .356 and they average 3.97 runs per outing (18th in the league). They have 51 doubles, while getting a free base 107 times as well as scoring 127 runs. Chicago has accounted for 23 home runs for the year to go along with 114 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 288 occasions (13th in the league) and have a total of 242 hits. The Chicago Cubs have earned an OBP of .311 in addition to a team batting average of .232 for the season.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.332 in addition to having a FIP of 4.15 as a pitching staff this season. They come in at 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 264. The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 139 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.16 (128 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.52 (265 strikeouts against 105 walks). They have given up 36 home runs and they yield 4.52 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league).
With 26 save situations, the Cubs have earned 10 holds and also 4 blown saves. Chicago has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 13 save chances and they have earned 9 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 31 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.0% out of 50 inherited runners. They sit at 17th in MLB with a save rate of 69.2%, and they have dispatched 108 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 37 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in professional baseball). The Cubs have recorded 296 assists, 18 errors and are sitting with 831 putouts on the campaign. In their 2,493 innings on the field, the Cubs have a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (25th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Miley has surrendered 1,637 hits while totaling 1,253 K's in 1,584 frames. Miley (97-92 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.16 earned run average and has conceded 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 732 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.383 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.26 and he has faced 6,803 opposing batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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