Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago White Sox Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Brewers (+130) White Sox (-140)
Ben Gamel and the Milwaukee Brewers (3-4, 3rd in NL Central) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (6-4, 2nd in AL Central). The Brewers open this matchup at +130 while the White Sox are coming in at -140. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Adrian Houser and Dallas Keuchel.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/4/2020 Angel Perdomo RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/4/2020 Luis Urias 2B Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/4/2020 Josh Lindblom SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/2/2020 Ryan Braun DH Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/21/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/4/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/3/2020 Tim Anderson SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
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
7/27/2020 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 3-4 overall record this season. Houser has taken the hill for 132 innings and has earned 129 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 3.55 (52 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.250. He has given up 116 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 49 walks. Houser (6-7 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.97 and he has gone up against 546 hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.2 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 48 base hits and 29 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 25 batters and struck out 77. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .210, good for 24th in the league. The Brewers hold a .339 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Ben Gamel is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 5 hits this season in 16 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .688 and an OPS+ of 185. Eric Sogard is hitting .158 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 3 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 19 at bats. His OPS+ is 75 while his slugging percentage is at .211. The Brewers have 49 hits, including 13 doubles and 5 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 29 times so far this season and they have struck out 71 times as a unit. They have left 47 men on base and have a team OPS of .654. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 28 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 6-4 overall mark this year. In his career, Keuchel has allowed 1,269 base knocks and he has 1,039 K's in 1,312 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 535 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.259 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 and he has faced 5,468 opposing batters in his career. Keuchel (86-71 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.67 earned run average while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 55 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 90 base knocks and 49 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 83 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .286, good for 1st in the league. The White Sox hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.4 hits per contest. Eloy Jimenez comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .333. He has 8 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 29 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .552 with an OPS+ of 146. Luis Robert is hitting .350 this season and he has an OBP of .409. He has collected 14 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 176 and a slugging percentage of .575. The White Sox as a unit have 104 base hits, including 20 doubles and 15 homers. Chicago has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out on 92 occasions. They have had 81 men left on base and have an OPS of .812. They have scored 5.6 runs per game and totaled 56 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox (-140) and over the total runs
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