Chicago White Sox vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 9/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (+105) Reds (-115)
Yasmani Grandal and the Chicago White Sox (33-17, 1st in AL Central) head to Great American Ball Park on Friday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Reds (25-26, 2nd in NL Central). The line on this game has the White Sox priced at +105 and the Reds are at -115. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Jonathan Stiever and Tejay Antone.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/17/2020 Dallas Keuchel SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/15/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/13/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/5/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/15/2020 Leury Garcia SS Thumb Out for the season
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
9/15/2020 Leon Jose De Leon RP Groin Out for the season
9/15/2020 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/14/2020 Matt Bowman RP Elbow Out for the season
9/14/2020 Tyler Thornburg RP Elbow Out for the season
9/14/2020 Sonny Gray SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/10/2020 Wade Miley SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 33-17 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 198 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 367 base hits and 166 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 168 batters and struck out 424. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .272, good for 2nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .230 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 31 hits this season in 135 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 107. José Abreu is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 202 at bats. His OPS+ is 167 while his slugging percentage is at .629. The White Sox have 458 hits, including 83 doubles and 81 home runs. Chicago has walked 143 times so far this season and they have struck out 451 times as a unit. They have left 331 men on base and have a team OPS of .802. They score 5.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 263 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 25-26 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .183 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 195 batters and walked 84 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 345 base knocks and 190 earned runs this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 188 hitters and struck out 514 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .212, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.5 hits per contest. Eugenio Suarez comes into this matchup batting .206 with an OBP of .313. He has 34 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 165 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 105. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .234 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 43 hits in 184 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .505. The Reds as a unit have 329 base hits, including 62 doubles and 75 homers. Cincinnati has walked 200 times this year and they have struck out on 441 occasions. They have had 311 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 3.92 runs per game and totaled 200 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Reds (-115) and over the total runs
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