Milwaukee Brewers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/6/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Brewers (+205) Indians (-227)
Jedd Gyorko and the Milwaukee Brewers (18-19, 2nd in NL Central) are headed to Progressive Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (23-15, 2nd in AL Central). The line on this game has the Brewers coming in at +205 and the Indians are at -227. The O/U is set at 7.5. The men taking the mound will be Brett Anderson and Shane Bieber.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/4/2020 Avisail Garcia CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
9/4/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/4/2020 Ryan Braun DH Back Probable for Sep 5
9/1/2020 Manny Pina C Knee Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/4/2020 Roberto Perez C Shoulder Probable for Sep 5
9/4/2020 Delino DeShields CF Shoulder Probable for Sep 5
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 18-19 overall record this season. Anderson has thrown 1,025 frames and has racked up 702 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.06 (462 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.335. He has allowed 1,098 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 271 walks. Anderson (61-63 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.01 while he has gone up against 4,338 batters in the major leagues. 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 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 299 base hits and 168 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 129 batters and struck out 378. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .218, good for 28th in the league. The Brewers hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 13 hits this season in 49 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .592 and an OPS+ of 148. Orlando Arcia is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 95 at bats. His OPS+ is 81 while his slugging percentage is at .347. The Brewers have 264 hits, including 48 doubles and 46 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 139 times so far this season and they have struck out 365 times as a unit. They have left 248 men on base and have a team OPS of .688. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Bieber (32-13 career record) has a 3.38 earned run average and has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 6.07 and he has faced 1,542 batters so far in his MLB career. So far in his pro baseball career, Bieber has surrendered 346 hits while tallying 461 strikeouts in 381 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 143 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.107 and having a FIP of 3.1. 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 6.9 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 2.82. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 263 base knocks and 107 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 98 hitters and struck out 387 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 3.31.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 25th in the league. The Indians hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .327. He has 43 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 156 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .449 with an OPS+ of 106. Carlos Santana is hitting .198 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 26 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .305. The Indians as a unit have 284 base hits, including 54 doubles and 39 homers. Cleveland has walked 157 times this year and they have struck out on 335 occasions. They have had 264 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 159 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers (+205)
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