Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/24/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (+117) Indians (-127)
Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians (31-24, 3rd in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (34-21, 1st in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the White Sox coming in at +117 and the Indians are at -127. The total has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Dallas Keuchel and Zach Plesac.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/23/2020 Yasmani Grandal C Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/23/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/22/2020 Alex Colome RP Back Probable for Sep 23
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 34-21 overall record this season. Keuchel has taken the ball for 1,359 frames and has accounted for 1,075 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.60 (544 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.254. He has surrendered 1,307 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 397 walks. Keuchel (90-73 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.83 and he has gone up against 5,658 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 85 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 3.61. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 410 base hits and 194 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 196 batters and struck out 481. They have walked 3.6 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 4.13.
As a team Chicago is hitting .266, good for 4th in the league. The White Sox hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Luis Robert is hitting .225 with an on-base percentage of .297. He has 42 hits this season in 187 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 102. Eloy Jimenez is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 206 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .558. The White Sox have 502 hits, including 89 doubles and 91 home runs. Chicago has walked 160 times so far this season and they have struck out 517 times as a unit. They have left 370 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 283 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 31-24 overall mark this year. Plesac (12-8 career mark) is the owner of a 3.25 ERA while conceding 7.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.14 and he has gone up against 656 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. So far in his pro baseball career, Plesac has conceded 136 hits while earning 138 strikeouts in 163 innings pitched. He has surrendered 59 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.102 and a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 192 batters and walked 58 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 3.23. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 404 base knocks and 176 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 144 hitters and struck out 562 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.54.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 23rd in the league. The Indians hold a .370 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. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .376. He has 59 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 204 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .603 with an OPS+ of 160. Franmil Reyes is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 55 hits in 195 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Indians as a unit have 411 base hits, including 83 doubles and 55 homers. Cleveland has walked 219 times this year and they have struck out on 477 occasions. They have had 373 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They have scored 4.15 runs per game and totaled 228 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+117)
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