Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-115) White Sox (+105)
Cesar Hernandez and the Cleveland Indians (8-6, 2nd in AL Central) head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (7-6, 3rd in AL Central). The White Sox open this matchup at +105 while the Indians are priced at -115. The O/U opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Zach Plesac and Ross Detwiler.
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
8/7/2020 Nomar Mazara RF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
8/7/2020 Nick Madrigal 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2020 Edwin Encarnacion DH Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
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 8-6 overall record this season. Plesac has pitched in 130 frames and has 105 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.59 (52 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.152. He has surrendered 109 hits (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 41 free passes. Plesac (8-7 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.70 and he has faced 528 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.34 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .146 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 5.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 11 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.05. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 79 base hits and 28 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 28 batters and struck out 150. They have walked 2 men per 9 innings while striking out 11 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.87 and their FIP as a unit is 3.06.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .192, good for 29th in the league. The Indians hold a .287 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 5.9 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 15 hits this season in 47 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 130. Jose Ramirez is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 178 while his slugging percentage is at .615. The Indians have 82 hits, including 9 doubles and 10 home runs. Cleveland has walked 57 times so far this season and they have struck out 129 times as a unit. They have left 85 men on base and have a team OPS of .586. They score 3.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 47 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 7-6 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Detwiler has allowed 730 hits while tallying 407 K's in 662 innings pitched. He has given up 334 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.462 and a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.71 and he has gone up against 2,905 opposing batters in his MLB career. Detwiler (27-47 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.54 ERA while conceding 9.9 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 115 base knocks and 59 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 117 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 1st in the league. The White Sox hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .393. He has 16 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 50 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 154. Luis Robert is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 17 hits in 52 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .500. The White Sox as a unit have 126 base hits, including 22 doubles and 17 homers. Chicago has walked 38 times this year and they have struck out on 124 occasions. They have had 101 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 62 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox (+105) and over the total runs
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