Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/20/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-205) Tigers (+188)
Comerica Park is the site where Niko Goodrum and the Detroit Tigers (21-29, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Cleveland Indians (28-23, 3rd in AL Central) on Sunday. The Indians open this contest at -205 while the Tigers are coming in at +188. The O/U has been set at 8. The men taking the mound will be Carlos Carrasco and Matthew Boyd.
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
9/19/2020 Miguel Cabrera DH Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/19/2020 Austin Romine C Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
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 28-23 overall record this season. Carrasco (87-73 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.49 and he has faced 5,067 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.79 (518 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.201. He has surrendered 1,161 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 315 free passes. Carrasco has thrown 1,229 innings and has earned 1,286 punchouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 172 hitters and walked 52 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 3.18. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 371 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 128 batters and struck out 518. 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 3.59.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .227, good for 25th in the league. The Indians hold a .366 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. Jose Ramirez is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 53 hits this season in 189 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .545 and an OPS+ of 142. Franmil Reyes is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 183 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Indians have 380 hits, including 75 doubles and 49 home runs. Cleveland has walked 208 times so far this season and they have struck out 442 times as a unit. They have left 353 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 207 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boyd (33-53 career record) has earned a 5.06 earned run average while allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.09 and he has gone up against 2,990 opposing batters during his MLB career. In his pro baseball career, Boyd has given up 706 hits while he has totaled 686 K's in 694 innings. He has given up 390 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.337 and a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 198 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 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 5.76. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 449 base knocks and 271 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 171 hitters and struck out 380 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.22.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 17th in the league. The Tigers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Niko Goodrum comes into this matchup batting .180 with an OBP of .255. He has 23 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 128 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .352 with an OPS+ of 63. Victor Reyes is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 49 hits in 172 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .419. The Tigers as a unit have 392 base hits, including 70 doubles and 57 homers. Detroit has walked 124 times this year and they have struck out on 489 occasions. They have had 282 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They have scored 4.32 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 (-205)
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