Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-120) White Sox (+110)
Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians (7-6, 3rd in AL Central) head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (7-5, 2nd in AL Central). The White Sox open this game at +110 while the Indians are coming in at -120. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Aaron Civale and Dylan Cease.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/29/2020 Roberto Perez C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/25/2020 Tyler Naquin RF Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/6/2020 Edwin Encarnacion DH Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/5/2020 Nick Madrigal SS Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/5/2020 Tim Anderson SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/4/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/4/2020 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/3/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/2/2020 Jose Ruiz RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 7-6 overall record this season. Civale has taken the hill for 69 innings and has earned 64 punchouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 2.60 (20 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.055. He has surrendered 56 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) with 17 walks. Civale (4-5 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.26 and he has faced 275 hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.47 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .142 against the bullpen and they've struck out 35 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6 hits per nine innings while striking out 11 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.21. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 76 base hits and 28 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 139. They have walked 1.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 11 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.88 and their FIP as a unit is 3.10.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .181, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .262 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 5.5 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 13 hits this season in 47 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .447 and an OPS+ of 133. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 43 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .349. The Indians have 71 hits, including 8 doubles and 8 home runs. Cleveland has walked 48 times so far this season and they have struck out 116 times as a unit. They have left 78 men on base and have a team OPS of .546. They score 2.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 34 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 7-5 overall mark this year. During his career, Cease has allowed 90 base knocks while tallying 86 punchouts in 81 innings. He has conceded 53 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.554 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.4. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.39 and he has gone up against 364 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Cease (5-8 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 5.88 earned run average while surrendering 10.0 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 62 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 102 base knocks and 52 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 33 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .279, good for 1st in the league. The White Sox hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.0 hits per contest. Luis Robert comes into this matchup batting .354 with an OBP of .415. He has 17 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 48 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 171. Yoan Moncada is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .404. He has collected 15 hits in 46 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 162 and a slugging percentage of .522. The White Sox as a unit have 120 base hits, including 21 doubles and 16 homers. Chicago has walked 35 times this year and they have struck out on 110 occasions. They have had 95 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 59 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox (+110) and over the total runs
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