San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
The San Diego Padres (38-24) are on their way to Wrigley Field on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Chicago Cubs (23-37). The expected starting pitchers will be Joe Musgrove and Caleb Kilian.
As a unit, the San Diego Padres are scoring 4.4 runs per outing, which ranks them 16th in MLB. They have tallied 272 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .311. The Padres have hit 102 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 47 balls out of the park. They have amassed 262 runs batted in as well as 491 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is at .235. San Diego has a slugging % of .361 and have been called out on strikes 522 times, while taking a walk on 215 occasions.
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The Padres are sitting with a team ERA of 3.27 on the year (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 558 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.98 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.13. Padres pitchers have conceded 51 home runs and 221 total runs (4th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 187 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.48 as a team over the course of the season.
The Padres relievers have earned a save rate of 67.7% and has entered the game in 69 save situations. The relievers have inherited 67 base runners this year and 49.3% of them crossed home plate. Padres pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 48 times in addition to having 78 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have sent 183 relievers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen have earned 34 holds on the year (16th in baseball). They have compiled 21 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 10 of 31 chances to save the game.
The Padres have turned 72.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,028 innings, ranking them 1st in baseball. The San Diego Padres have accumulated 1,676 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 577 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .990 which has them sitting 1st in the majors, and have accumulated 53 double plays.
Musgrove has thrown 750 frames and has accounted for 740 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.78 (315 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.167. He has allowed 683 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 192 walks. Musgrove (47-47 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.73 and he has faced 3,117 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Chicago Cubs hold an on-base percentage of .318 as well as a batting average of .241 for the year. They have struck out on 524 instances (10th in MLB) and have accounted for 489 base hits. Chicago has hit 60 HRs on the season as well as 235 runs batted in. The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .391 and they earn 4.23 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have put up 101 doubles, while getting a free base 210 times as well as scoring 254 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 299 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.58 (272 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 83 homers and they give up 5.03 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.321 with a FIP of 4.46 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.60 (514 strikeouts vs 198 walks). They rank 21st in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 509.
Sitting with 43 save situations, the Cubs have accrued 17 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. Chicago has had relievers enter the contest in 23 save opportunities and they have walked away with 13 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 61 times in high leverage situations in addition to 54 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.8% of 72 inherited base runners. They sit at 27th in the league with a save rate of 56.5%, and they have dispatched 200 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 55 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (11th in the majors). The Cubs have 556 assists, 30 errors and have earned a total of 1,605 putouts on the season. In their 4,815 innings on the diamond, the Cubs have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (18th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Kilian has allowed 3 base knocks while accumulating 6 strikeouts in 5 innings. Kilian (0-0 career win-loss mark) has earned a 5.40 ERA and has conceded 5.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 3 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.000 and having a FIP of 1.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and he has faced 19 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego
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