Milwaukee Brewers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/4/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Brewers (+140) Indians (-152)
Progressive Field is the venue where Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians (23-14, 1st in AL Central) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (17-19, 3rd in NL Central) on Friday. The line on this game has the Brewers coming in at +140 and the Indians are at -152. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Corbin Burnes and Carlos Carrasco.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/1/2020 Manny Pina C Knee Out for the season
8/13/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/2/2020 Roberto Perez C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 17-19 overall record this season. Burnes (9-5 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.40 and he has faced 518 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.21 (69 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.369. He has given up 115 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 48 free passes. Burnes has thrown 119 innings and is sitting with 151 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 197 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 295 base hits and 168 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 127 batters and struck out 369. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .214, good for 29th in the league. The Brewers hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .205 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 25 hits this season in 122 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 118. Eric Sogard is hitting .182 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .277. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 88 at bats. His OPS+ is 41 while his slugging percentage is at .239. The Brewers have 252 hits, including 47 doubles and 45 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 133 times so far this season and they have struck out 355 times as a unit. They have left 239 men on base and have a team OPS of .683. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Carrasco (87-72 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.82 ERA and has surrendered 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.08 and he has gone up against 4,988 hitters during his pro baseball career. So far in his career, Carrasco has given up 1,140 hits while he has earned 1,268 punchouts in 1,210 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 513 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.199 and having a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.49 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .178 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 127 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.8 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 2.74. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 251 base knocks and 101 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 92 hitters and struck out 377 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 3.28.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 24th in the league. The Indians hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .351. He has 36 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 144 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 121. Franmil Reyes is hitting .336 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 45 hits in 134 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Indians as a unit have 280 base hits, including 53 doubles and 39 homers. Cleveland has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 326 occasions. They have had 260 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 158 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers (+140)
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