Chicago White Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (-175) Brewers (+151)
Miller Park is the venue where Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers (3-3, 2nd in NL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (4-4, 4th in AL Central) on Monday. The White Sox open this contest at -175 while the Brewers are coming in at +151. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Carlos Rodon and Adrian Houser.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/2/2020 Nomar Mazara RF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
8/2/2020 Tim Anderson SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
8/2/2020 Jose Ruiz RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/29/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/27/2020 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/2/2020 Manny Pina C Finger Probable for Aug 2
8/1/2020 Brett Anderson SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/28/2020 Josh Lindblom SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/25/2020 Luis Urias 2B Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/23/2020 Angel Perdomo RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/21/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 4-4 overall record this season. Rodon (29-32 career record) has a FIP of 4.32 while he has gone up against 2,305 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.14 (245 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.381. He has allowed 504 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) with 231 free passes. Rodon has taken the hill for 532 frames and has 523 punchouts thus far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 43 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.53. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 74 base hits and 43 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 25 batters and struck out 66. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Chicago is hitting .271, good for 1st in the league. The White Sox hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. José Abreu is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 9 hits this season in 34 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 100. Yoan Moncada is hitting .345 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .424. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 29 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .517. The White Sox have 78 hits, including 17 doubles and 13 home runs. Chicago has walked 21 times so far this season and they have struck out 74 times as a unit. They have left 62 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 41 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 3-3 overall mark this year. Houser (6-7 record in his career) has earned a 3.55 earned run average while giving up 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.63 and he has gone up against 546 opposing hitters so far in his career. So far in his career, Houser has surrendered 116 base hits while he has totaled 129 K's in 132 frames. He has given up a total of 52 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.250 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 6.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 11 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 36 base knocks and 23 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 65 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .198, good for 27th in the league. The Brewers hold a .330 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.5 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup batting .231 with an OBP of .286. He has 3 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 13 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .308 with an OPS+ of 68. Keston Hiura is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 6 hits in 23 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Brewers as a unit have 39 base hits, including 9 doubles and 5 homers. Milwaukee has walked 27 times this year and they have struck out on 60 occasions. They have had 39 men left on base and have an OPS of .642. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 24 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers (+151)
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