Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/22/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (+204) Indians (-225)
Carlos Santana and the Cleveland Indians (29-24, 3rd in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (34-19, 1st in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Tuesday. The Indians open this matchup at -225 while the White Sox are coming in at +204. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Reynaldo Lopez and Shane Bieber.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/21/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/21/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
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. Lopez has thrown 485 innings and is sitting with 410 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.70 (253 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.384. He has given up 485 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 186 walks. Lopez (26-33 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.85 while he has faced 2,106 opposing batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 221 hitters and walked 81 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 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 394 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 189 batters and struck out 465. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .268, good for 3rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. José Abreu is hitting .335 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 72 hits this season in 215 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .651 and an OPS+ of 178. Yoan Moncada is hitting .233 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 172 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .378. The White Sox have 485 hits, including 87 doubles and 89 home runs. Chicago has walked 154 times so far this season and they have struck out 494 times as a unit. They have left 356 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 276 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 29-24 overall mark this year. Bieber (34-14 career mark) has earned a 3.37 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 6.04 and he has gone up against 1,620 opposing batters so far in his career. During his career, Bieber has allowed 360 hits while he has totaled 489 K's in 401 innings pitched. He has surrendered 150 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.099 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 179 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.24. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 387 base knocks and 170 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 539 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 24th in the league. The Indians hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .191 with an OBP of .346. He has 35 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 183 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .295 with an OPS+ of 77. Francisco Lindor is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 56 hits in 210 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Indians as a unit have 395 base hits, including 79 doubles and 51 homers. Cleveland has walked 212 times this year and they have struck out on 461 occasions. They have had 362 men left on base and have an OPS of .683. They have scored 4.08 runs per game and totaled 216 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians (-225) and over 7.5 runs
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