San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 9/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-130) Chicago (+110)
The Chicago Cubs (57-79) host the San Francisco Giants (65-70) at Wrigley Field on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Giants at -130 while the Cubs are opening at +110. The over/under comes in at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Logan Webb and Marcus Stroman.
The Giants have earned 219 doubles as a team and have knocked 155 balls out of the stadium. San Francisco has a slugging % of .392 and have been rung up 1,193 times, while drawing a walk on 488 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which is 11th in the league. They have earned 578 runs batted in as well as 1,053 hits for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .234. They have 604 runs and hold an OBP of .317.
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Giants pitchers have yielded 120 long balls in addition to 598 total runs (18th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 370 opposing players and their FIP is 3.55 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.08 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. The Giants have a team earned run average of 3.94 for the year (17th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,141 batters.
The Giants bullpen have earned a save percentage of 60.4% and has come into the game in 114 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 174 base runners so far this season and 34.5% of those runners crossed home plate. Giants pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 120 times as well as having 143 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 476 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The bullpen are sitting with 63 holds on the campaign (20th in baseball). They have compiled 29 saves for the season and have blown 19 of their 48 save chances.
The San Francisco Giants have earned a total of 3,579 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,282 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 25th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 99 double plays. The Giants have converted 67.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,737 innings on the field, ranking them 28th in professional baseball.
Webb has taken the hill for 413 innings and has racked up 384 strikeouts in his career. Webb (28-18 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.24 while he has faced 1,716 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.51 (161 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.229. He has given up 388 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 120 walks.
Chicago has compiled 136 home runs so far this year as well as 526 runs batted in. They have put up 224 doubles, while walking 429 times and scoring 557 runs. The Chicago Cubs have an on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a batting average of .241 this season. The Cubs have a team SLG% of .390 and they score 4.10 runs per contest (23rd in MLB). They have struck out on 1,188 occasions (10th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,108 base hits.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 658 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.33 (584 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 184 long balls and they yield 4.88 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.338 with a FIP of 4.44 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.54 (1,165 strikeouts against 458 free passes). They come in at 24th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,165.
Chicago has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 59 save opportunities and they have earned 32 saves. They are ranked 29th in the league with a save rate of 54.2%, and they have dispatched 455 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 162 times in high leverage situations in addition to 142 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score rate of 32.1% of 193 inherited base runners. Sitting with 110 save situations, the Cubs have 47 holds in addition to 27 blown saves.
The Chicago Cubs have gotten 118 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in pro baseball). The Cubs have accrued 1,232 assists, 83 errors and are sitting with 3,641 putouts this year. In 10,923 innings on the field, the Cubs have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (20th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Stroman has given up 1,112 base knocks while earning 943 K's in 1,137 innings pitched. He has given up 460 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.257 and a FIP of 3.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.97 and he has faced 4,726 batters during his career. Stroman (64-66 career win-loss mark) has a 3.64 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-130)
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