Chicago White Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (+105) Brewers (-125)
Luis Robert and the Chicago White Sox (5-4, 2nd in AL Central) go to Miller Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Brewers (3-3, 2nd in NL Central). The White Sox open this contest at +105 while the Brewers are priced at -125. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Lucas Giolito and Brandon Woodruff.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/3/2020 Tim Anderson SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/3/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/2/2020 Jose Ruiz RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
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 3
8/2/2020 Ryan Braun DH Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/28/2020 Josh Lindblom SP Back Probable for 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 Probable for 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 5-4 overall record this season. Giolito (27-27 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.77 while he has faced 1,802 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.65 (220 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.267. He has given up 364 base hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 176 walks. Giolito has taken the hill for 426 innings and has 407 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 45 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.13. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 80 base hits and 45 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 26 batters and struck out 72. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .281, good for 1st in the league. The White Sox hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.2 hits per game. Luis Robert is hitting .351 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 13 hits this season in 37 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .595 and an OPS+ of 173. Eloy Jimenez is hitting .320 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 25 at bats. His OPS+ is 175 while his slugging percentage is at .640. The White Sox have 92 hits, including 18 doubles and 13 home runs. Chicago has walked 27 times so far this season and they have struck out 80 times as a unit. They have left 71 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 50 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 3-3 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Woodruff has allowed 193 base hits while he has accumulated 237 strikeouts in 218 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 91 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.160 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.95 and he has faced 893 batters during his pro baseball career. Woodruff (17-7 record in his career) has earned a 3.76 earned run average while conceding 8.0 hits per nine innings. 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 14th 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 21st 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 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .198, good for 25th in the league. The Brewers hold a .330 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 6.5 hits per contest. Eric Sogard comes into this matchup batting .188 with an OBP of .435. He has 3 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 16 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .250 with an OPS+ of 101. Ben Gamel is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 3 hits in 12 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .667. 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?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Brewers (-125) and over the total runs
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