Cleveland Indians vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 8/30/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (+105) Cardinals (-115)
Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians (20-12, 2nd in AL Central) go to Busch Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (11-12, 2nd in NL Central). The odds on this game have the Indians coming in at +105 and the Cardinals are at -115. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Aaron Civale and Adam Wainwright.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/29/2020 Ricardo Sanchez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/29/2020 Genesis Cabrera RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/28/2020 Rangel Ravelo DH Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/27/2020 Andrew Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/26/2020 Lane Thomas CF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/26/2020 Kodi Whitley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/26/2020 Carlos Martinez SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 20-12 overall record this season. Civale has thrown 97 innings and is sitting with 86 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.69 (29 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.039. He has allowed 81 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) with 20 walks. Civale (6-7 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.28 while facing 385 opposing hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.44 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .179 against the bullpen and they've struck out 112 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.83. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 222 base hits and 90 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 78 batters and struck out 332. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 3.38.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .227, good for 24th in the league. The Indians hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 31 hits this season in 125 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 116. Franmil Reyes is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 114 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Indians have 237 hits, including 45 doubles and 31 home runs. Cleveland has walked 143 times so far this season and they have struck out 287 times as a unit. They have left 232 men on base and have a team OPS of .693. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 138 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 11-12 overall mark this year. So far in his career, Wainwright has surrendered 2,030 base hits while he has accumulated 1,792 K's in 2,128 innings. He has conceded 800 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.227 and a FIP of 3.5. His SO/W ratio is 3.08 and he has gone up against 8,838 batters so far in his MLB career. Wainwright (164-95 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.38 ERA while surrendering 8.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 84 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 138 base knocks and 80 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 81 hitters and struck out 164 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Tommy Edman comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .333. He has 19 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 75 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .360 with an OPS+ of 91. Matt Carpenter is hitting .190 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 12 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .286. The Cardinals as a unit have 165 base hits, including 28 doubles and 19 homers. St. Louis has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out on 172 occasions. They have had 154 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 92 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-115)
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