Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/21/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (+105) Indians (-115)
Progressive Field is the venue where Franmil Reyes and the Cleveland Indians (29-24, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Chicago White Sox (34-19, 1st in AL Central) on Monday. The Indians open this matchup at -115 while the White Sox are priced at +105. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Dane Dunning and Aaron Civale.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/20/2020 Tim Anderson SS Hamstring Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/19/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
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 Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/9/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 34-19 overall record this season. Dunning (2-0 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.20 while going up against 108 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 2.33 (7 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.926. He has surrendered 16 hits (5.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 9 free passes. Dunning has pitched in 27 frames and has 28 punchouts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 216 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 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 3.46. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 389 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 178 batters and struck out 455. 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 4.02.
As a team Chicago is hitting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Luis Robert is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 42 hits this season in 179 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 105. Eloy Jimenez is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 194 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .557. The White Sox have 479 hits, including 86 doubles and 88 home runs. Chicago has walked 150 times so far this season and they have struck out 480 times as a unit. They have left 349 men on base and have a team OPS of .800. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 273 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 29-24 overall mark this year. Civale (6-9 mark in his career) has earned a 3.12 earned run average and has allowed 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.62 and he has faced 489 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. So far in his career, Civale has surrendered 108 base knocks while earning 105 strikeouts in 121 frames. He has given up 42 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.130 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 176 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.23. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 381 base knocks and 166 earned runs this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 135 hitters and struck out 525 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.59.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 24th in the league. The Indians hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Franmil Reyes comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .349. He has 53 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 187 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 118. Jose Ramirez is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 54 hits in 193 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .544. The Indians as a unit have 388 base hits, including 78 doubles and 49 homers. Cleveland has walked 208 times this year and they have struck out on 454 occasions. They have had 358 men left on base and have an OPS of .682. They have scored 4.02 runs per game and totaled 209 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+105)
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