Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/24/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Monday, August 24, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Cubs (-145) Tigers (+134)
Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers (11-15, 4th in AL Central) play the Chicago Cubs (16-10, 1st in NL Central) at Comerica Park on Monday. The Cubs open this contest at -145 while the Tigers are priced at +134. The over/under is set at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Alec Mills and Casey Mize.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
8/23/2020 James Norwood RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/22/2020 Kris Bryant 3B Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/18/2020 Steven Souza RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/18/2020 Brad Wieck RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/18/2020 Jose Quintana SP Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/16/2020 Tyler Chatwood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/23/2020 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/23/2020 Jonathan Schoop 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/19/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/19/2020 Harold Castro 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/15/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/7/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/18/2020 Jordan Zimmermann SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 16-10 overall record this season. Mills (3-3 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.11 while going up against 334 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.09 (36 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.173. He has allowed 62 base knocks (7.0 hits per nine innings) with 31 walks. Mills has thrown 79 innings and has earned 84 punchouts so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.55 and they have given up 75 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen and they've struck out 98 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 197 base hits and 114 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 76 batters and struck out 221. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Chicago is hitting .225, good for 24th in the league. The Cubs hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Ian Happ is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .418. He has 24 hits this season in 81 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .617 and an OPS+ of 178. Jason Kipnis is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .426. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 42 at bats. His OPS+ is 169 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Cubs have 184 hits, including 41 doubles and 31 home runs. Chicago has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 263 times as a unit. They have left 178 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 120 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 11-15 overall mark this year. Mize has allowed 7 hits while he has earned 7 K's in 4 frames. He has given up a total of 3 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.707 and a FIP of 3.0. Mize (0-0 mark) has earned a 6.59 ERA and has surrendered 15.4 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 97 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 6.01. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 233 base knocks and 145 earned runs this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 81 hitters and struck out 185 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.23.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 21st in the league. The Tigers hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .176 with an OBP of .269. He has 16 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 91 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .319 with an OPS+ of 60. JaCoby Jones is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 21 hits in 76 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .566. The Tigers as a unit have 188 base hits, including 38 doubles and 34 homers. Detroit has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 258 occasions. They have had 135 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They have scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 113 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs (-145)
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