Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 9/15/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (+132) Cubs (-143)
Wrigley Field is the site where Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs (28-20, 1st in NL Central) will take on the Cleveland Indians (26-21, 3rd in AL Central) on Tuesday. The Cubs open this game at -143 while the Indians are coming in at +132. The over/under is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Carlos Carrasco and Yu Darvish.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/9/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
9/13/2020 Andrew Chafin RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/13/2020 Cameron Maybin RF Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/7/2020 Tyler Chatwood SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/7/2020 Jose Quintana RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/5/2020 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/23/2020 James Norwood RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/18/2020 Brad Wieck RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 26-21 overall record this season. Carrasco has pitched in 1,223 innings and has 1,281 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.79 (515 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.199. He has given up 1,153 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 314 walks. Carrasco (87-73 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.48 and he has faced 5,040 opposing batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 157 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.24. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 341 base hits and 151 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 116 batters and struck out 474. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .227, good for 24th in the league. The Indians hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .210 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 34 hits this season in 162 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .327 and an OPS+ of 89. Francisco Lindor is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 188 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Indians have 349 hits, including 67 doubles and 45 home runs. Cleveland has walked 187 times so far this season and they have struck out 414 times as a unit. They have left 324 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 4.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 189 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 28-20 overall mark this year. Darvish (70-55 career record) is the owner of a 3.48 earned run average and has conceded 7.2 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.47 and he has gone up against 4,569 opposing hitters thus far in his career. So far in his pro baseball career, Darvish has surrendered 888 base hits while tallying 1,371 punchouts in 1,107 frames. He has conceded 428 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.159 and a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 183 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 358 base knocks and 185 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 146 hitters and struck out 420 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 26th in the league. The Cubs hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Willson Contreras comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .346. He has 38 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 154 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .403 with an OPS+ of 102. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .204 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 31 hits in 152 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .428. The Cubs as a unit have 348 base hits, including 69 doubles and 62 homers. Chicago has walked 186 times this year and they have struck out on 464 occasions. They have had 327 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 221 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs (-143)
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