Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/29/2020
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (-110) Indians (-110)
The Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field on Wednesday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Zach Plesac for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -110 and Cleveland at -110.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
7/28/2020 Eloy Jimenez LF Head Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/28/2020 Jose Ruiz RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/27/2020 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/22/2020 Nomar Mazara RF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/28/2020 Delino DeShields CF Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/25/2020 Tyler Naquin RF Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Useful Pitching Statistics
Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito had a 14-9 record with an earned run average of 3.41 and a WHIP of 1.06. He had 228 strikeouts over his 176.2 innings pitched and he gave up 131 hits. He allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.43. 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 while striking out 541 hitters and 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. Adam Engel hit .242 with an on-base percentage of .304 last year. He had 55 hits last season in 227 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 83. Eloy Jimenez hit .267 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .315. He totaled 125 hits and he drove in 79 men in 468 at bats. His OPS+ was 117 while his slugging percentage was at .513. 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
With an earned run average of 3.81, Zach Plesac had a 8-6 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He had 88 strikeouts over the 115.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 102 hits. He allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.94. 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox (-110)
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