Chicago White Sox vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 9/20/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (-110) Reds (+100)
Eloy Jimenez and the Chicago White Sox (33-18, 1st in AL Central) go to Great American Ball Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Cincinnati Reds (26-26, 2nd in NL Central). The Reds open this game at +100 while the White Sox are coming in at -110. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Dylan Cease and Michael Lorenzen.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/19/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/19/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/18/2020 Evan Marshall RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/13/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Out for the season
8/15/2020 Leury Garcia SS Thumb Out for the season
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
9/19/2020 Wade Miley SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
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 Sonny Gray SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/14/2020 Tyler Thornburg RP Elbow Out for the season
9/14/2020 Matt Bowman RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 33-18 overall record this season. Cease (9-9 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.45 and he has gone up against 543 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.75 (65 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.485. He has given up 123 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 60 walks. Cease has pitched in 123 innings and has tallied 115 punchouts so far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 211 hitters and walked 75 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 383 base hits and 176 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 443. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Eloy Jimenez is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 57 hits this season in 190 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .568 and an OPS+ of 144. Luis Robert is hitting .240 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .301. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 175 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The White Sox have 471 hits, including 86 doubles and 83 home runs. Chicago has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 472 times as a unit. They have left 344 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 268 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 26-26 overall mark this year. So far in his MLB career, Lorenzen has allowed 420 hits while accumulating 373 strikeouts in 436 innings. He has given up a total of 193 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.376 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. His SO/W ratio is 2.07 and he has faced 1,879 opposing batters in his MLB career. Lorenzen (21-21 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.98 earned run average while surrendering 8.7 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 197 batters and walked 85 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 3.98. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 349 base knocks and 191 earned runs this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 191 hitters and struck out 524 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .213, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .406 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. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .340. He has 37 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 161 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .460 with an OPS+ of 107. Mike Moustakas is hitting .204 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 22 hits in 108 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .380. The Reds as a unit have 337 base hits, including 63 doubles and 79 homers. Cincinnati has walked 204 times this year and they have struck out on 450 occasions. They have had 315 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 207 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Reds (+100) and over 9 runs
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