Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 6/7/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+120) Los Angeles (-140)
The Chicago Cubs (26-33) are headed to Angel Stadium on Wednesday where they will take on the Los Angeles Angels (31-30). The moneyline on this matchup has the Cubs at +120 and the Angels are at -140. The over/under comes in at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon and Jaime Barria.
As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which is 19th in MLB. They have a total of 257 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .328. The Cubs have compiled 85 doubles as a squad and have hit 70 balls out of the park. They have tallied 248 RBI's in addition to 495 hits this season, while their batting average is at .249. Chicago has a slugging rate of .404 and have struck out 551 times, while taking a walk on 223 occasions.
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The Cubs have a team ERA of 4.16 this year (14th in the league), and their staff has rung up 491 hitters. Cubs pitchers have allowed 56 long balls and 256 runs in total (11th in the league). They have walked 183 hitters and their FIP is 3.96 as a team this season. Chicago has yielded 477 base knocks (8.2 per 9 innings) as well as 241 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.68 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27.
The Cubs have sent 187 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 79 runners over the course of the season and 24.1% of those players crossed home plate. They have tallied 8 saves this year and have missed out on 6 of their 14 save opportunities. The Cubs relief pitchers have a save percentage of 57.1% and stepped onto the hill in 41 save situations. The bullpen have 26 holds this season (26th in MLB). Cubs pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 48 times in addition to having 44 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have converted 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,689 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 14th in MLB. The Chicago Cubs have earned 1,563 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 531 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding rate is at .987 which has them sitting 14th in MLB, and they have twisted 58 double plays.
Taillon has pitched in 824 innings and has accumulated 745 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Taillon (52-38 career record) holds a FIP of 3.81 while going up against 3,446 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.98 (365 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.226. He has surrendered 807 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 204 free passes.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned an on-base percentage of .329 in addition to a team batting average of .259 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 529 instances (12th in baseball) and have tallied 537 base hits. Los Angeles is sitting with 81 long balls for the year to go along with 286 RBIs. The Angels have a SLG% of .428 and they have an average of 4.79 runs per outing (8th in the league). They have notched 95 doubles, while taking a walk 194 times and scoring 292 runs.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.342 in addition to having a FIP of 4.35 as a staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 8.70 (521 strikeouts vs 215 free passes). They come in at 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 506. They have surrendered 67 home runs and they relinquish 4.84 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 289 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.32 (258 earned runs surrendered).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 45.5% out of 88 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 63 times in high leverage situations in addition to 53 occasions with runners on base. With 72 save situations, the Angels have earned 40 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. They rank 15th in MLB with a save rate of 62.5%, and they have sent 175 relievers onto the field so far this season. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 32 save opportunities and they have earned 20 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 52 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in baseball). The Angels have 527 assists, 36 errors and have 1,613 putouts for the season. In 4,839 innings on the diamond, the Angels have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (16th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Barria has given up 392 base knocks while earning 323 strikeouts in 414 frames. Barria (22-28 mark in his career) has a 3.89 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 179 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.265 and a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.45 and he has gone up against 1,736 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+120)
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