Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/17/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-265) Tigers (+237)
Carlos Santana and the Cleveland Indians (26-22, 3rd in AL Central) travel to Comerica Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (21-26, 4th in AL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Indians coming in at -265 and the Tigers are at +237. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Shane Bieber and Casey Mize.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/9/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/15/2020 Jonathan Schoop 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/15/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/11/2020 JaCoby Jones CF Hand Out for the season
9/9/2020 Harold Castro 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/9/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Out for the season
8/27/2020 Alex Faedo SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/19/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 26-22 overall record this season. Bieber (33-14 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.09 and he has faced 1,591 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.36 (147 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.106. He has given up 356 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 79 free passes. Bieber has pitched in 393 frames and has accounted for 479 K's in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 160 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.4 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 3.29. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 352 base hits and 156 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 119 batters and struck out 482. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .229, good for 24th in the league. The Indians hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .206 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 34 hits this season in 165 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .321 and an OPS+ of 86. Francisco Lindor is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 192 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .469. The Indians have 360 hits, including 72 doubles and 46 home runs. Cleveland has walked 191 times so far this season and they have struck out 422 times as a unit. They have left 331 men on base and have a team OPS of .686. They score 4.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 194 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 21-26 overall mark this year. Thus far in his young career, Mize has allowed 20 hits while tallying 21 K's in 20 frames. He has conceded a total of 13 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.400 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.63 and he has gone up against 92 opposing hitters. Mize (0-1 record) holds a 5.85 ERA and has conceded 9.0 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.29 and they have given up 213 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 186 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.88. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 428 base knocks and 259 earned runs this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 156 hitters and struck out 357 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 5.27.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .333. He has 41 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 167 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .377 with an OPS+ of 92. Jeimer Candelario is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 53 hits in 159 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .572. The Tigers as a unit have 380 base hits, including 68 doubles and 56 homers. Detroit has walked 119 times this year and they have struck out on 451 occasions. They have had 269 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 213 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers (+237) and over 7.5 runs
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