Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/19/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-215) Tigers (+196)
Victor Reyes and the Detroit Tigers (21-28, 4th in AL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (27-23, 3rd in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Saturday. The line on this game has the Indians coming in at -215 and the Tigers are at +196. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Triston McKenzie and Spencer Turnbull.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/16/2020 Carlos Carrasco SP Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/9/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/15/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/15/2020 Jonathan Schoop 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/11/2020 JaCoby Jones CF Hand Out for the season
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 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 27-23 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 169 hitters and walked 51 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 3.25. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 365 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 126 batters and struck out 504. 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 3.65.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .228, good for 25th in the league. The Indians hold a .368 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. Franmil Reyes is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 51 hits this season in 180 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 117. Jose Ramirez is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .546. The Indians have 375 hits, including 75 doubles and 49 home runs. Cleveland has walked 201 times so far this season and they have struck out 437 times as a unit. They have left 343 men on base and have a team OPS of .686. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 206 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his MLB career, Turnbull has surrendered 207 hits and he has 200 strikeouts in 210 innings. He has surrendered 107 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.414 and having a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.22 and he has faced 920 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Turnbull (7-22 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.58 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.34 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 195 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.6 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 5.86. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 444 base knocks and 270 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 164 hitters and struck out 375 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 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 5.24.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Tigers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Victor Reyes comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .313. He has 47 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 168 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 96. Niko Goodrum is hitting .185 this season and he has an OBP of .262. He has collected 23 hits in 124 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 67 and a slugging percentage of .363. The Tigers as a unit have 386 base hits, including 69 doubles and 57 homers. Detroit has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out on 475 occasions. They have had 275 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 216 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians (-215)
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