Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/27/2020
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Monday, July 27, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (+130) Indians (-150)
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians on Monday. The probable starting pitchers are Dylan Cease for the White Sox and Aaron Civale for the Indians.
Chicago opens at +130 while Cleveland opens at -150. The White Sox had a 75-80-6 over/under record and a 72-89-0 run line mark last year. The Indians were 93-69-0 against the run line and had a 71-86-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox were 75-80-6 against the over/under last season
The Chicago White Sox were 72-89-0 against the run line last year
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians were 71-86-5 against the over/under last season
The Cleveland Indians were 93-69-0 against the run line last year
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
7/26/2020 Adam Engel CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/26/2020 Luis Basabe CF Foot Probable for Jul 26
7/26/2020 Jonathan Stiever RP Forearm Probable for Jul 26
7/26/2020 Jose Ruiz RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/22/2020 Nomar Mazara RF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
12/3/2020 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/26/2020 Delino DeShields CF Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/25/2020 Tyler Naquin RF Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/23/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox had a 72-89 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Dylan Cease had a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 5.79 and a WHIP of 1.55. He had 81 strikeouts over his 73 innings pitched and he gave up 78 hits. He allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.19. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.33 and they gave up 533 base hits on the year. Teams hit .242 against the bullpen and they struck out 541 hitters while walking 271 batters. As a team, Chicago allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They were 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The White Sox pitchers collectively gave up 1,438 base hits and 769 earned runs last year. They allowed 238 home runs last season, ranking them 10th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff walked 582 batters and struck out 1,312. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit was 4.89.
As a team Chicago hit .261, good for 8th in the league. The White Sox held a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which was good for 23rd in baseball. They ranked 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion hit .244 with an on-base percentage of .344 last year. He had 102 hits last season in 418 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 132. Tim Anderson hit .335 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .357. He totaled 167 hits and he drove in 56 men in 498 at bats. His OPS+ was 129 while his slugging percentage was at .508. The White Sox had 1,443 hits last season, including 260 doubles and 182 home runs. Chicago walked 378 times last year and they struck out 1,549 times as a unit. They left 1,071 men on base and had a team OPS of .728. They scored 4.4 runs per contest and scored a total of 708 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland had a 93-69 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 2.34, Aaron Civale had a 3-4 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He had 46 strikeouts over the 57.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 44 hits. He allowed 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.4. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.76 and they gave up 473 base hits on the year. Teams hit .242 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers struck out 526 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They were 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Indians pitchers as a team surrendered 1,308 base knocks and 601 earned runs last season. They gave up 207 home runs last year, which ranked 21st in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff walked 450 hitters and struck out 1,508 batters. They gave up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they struck out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.22 while their FIP as a staff was 4.06.
As a team, they batted .250, good for 15th in the league. The Indians held a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which was good for 15th in baseball. They ranked 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup after batting .255 with an OBP of .327 last season. He had 123 hits last year along with 83 RBI in 482 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 106. Cesar Hernandez hit .279 last season and he had an OBP of .333. He collected 171 hits in 612 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He had an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .408. The Indians as a unit had 1,354 base hits last season, including 286 doubles and 223 homers. Cleveland walked 563 times last year and they struck out on 1,332 occasions. They left 1,072 men on base and had an OPS of .756. They scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 769 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians (-150)
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