Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (+152) Indians (-165)
Yoan Moncada and the Chicago White Sox (34-20, 1st in AL Central) travel to Progressive Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (30-24, 3rd in AL Central). The White Sox open this contest at +152 while the Indians are coming in at -165. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The starting pitchers will be Lucas Giolito and Shane Bieber.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/22/2020 Yasmani Grandal C Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/21/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/21/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
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 34-20 overall record this season. Giolito (31-29 career record) holds a FIP of 4.53 while he has gone up against 2,024 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.45 (239 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.228. He has conceded 397 base knocks (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 196 free passes. Giolito has taken the ball for 483 innings and is sitting with 484 K's in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 225 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 404 base hits and 190 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 193 batters and struck out 474. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .267, good for 3rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Yoan Moncada is hitting .227 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 40 hits this season in 176 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .369 and an OPS+ of 92. José Abreu is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 73 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 219 at bats. His OPS+ is 176 while his slugging percentage is at .644. The White Sox have 494 hits, including 88 doubles and 90 home runs. Chicago has walked 158 times so far this season and they have struck out 507 times as a unit. They have left 365 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 280 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 30-24 overall mark this year. Bieber (34-14 career mark) holds a 3.37 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 6.04 and he has faced 1,620 opposing hitters in his career. So far in his MLB career, Bieber has conceded 360 hits while he has tallied 489 K's in 401 innings. He has conceded 150 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.099 and a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 186 batters and walked 57 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 3.26. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 396 base knocks and 174 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 552 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 23rd in the league. The Indians hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .338. He has 58 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 215 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .437 with an OPS+ of 108. Carlos Santana is hitting .194 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 36 hits in 186 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .312. The Indians as a unit have 405 base hits, including 82 doubles and 53 homers. Cleveland has walked 216 times this year and they have struck out on 470 occasions. They have had 368 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They have scored 4.13 runs per game and totaled 223 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians (-165) and over 6.5 runs
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