New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/29/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-108) Indians (-102)
Progressive Field is the venue where Carlos Santana and the Cleveland Indians (35-25, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the New York Yankees (33-27, 2nd in AL East) on Tuesday in an AL Wild Card contest. The Indians open this game at -102 while the Yankees are coming in at -108. The total opens at 6.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Gerrit Cole and Shane Bieber.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/22/2020 Ben Heller RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2021
9/16/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Oct 9
8/6/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1, 2021
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 1, 2021
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/9/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2021
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 33-27 overall record this season. Cole (101-55 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.16 and he has faced 5,131 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.19 (450 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.119. He has given up 1,087 base knocks (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 332 free passes. Cole has thrown 1,268 frames and has tallied 1,430 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 213 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 455 base hits and 242 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 168 batters and struck out 528. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
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As a team New York is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Yankees hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 26 hits this season in 101 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .554 and an OPS+ of 142. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .364 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .421. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 195 at bats. His OPS+ is 177 while his slugging percentage is at .590. The Yankees have 473 hits, including 87 doubles and 94 home runs. New York has walked 251 times so far this season and they have struck out 480 times as a unit. They have left 399 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 315 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 35-25 overall mark this year. Bieber (34-14 career mark) has a 3.32 earned run average and has allowed 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 5.94 and he has gone up against 1,641 batters thus far in his career. Thus far in his career, Bieber has surrendered 362 hits while he has totaled 499 K's in 406 frames. He has given up a total of 150 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.098 and a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 220 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.4 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 3.29. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 440 base knocks and 196 earned runs this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 157 hitters and struck out 621 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 23rd in the league. The Indians hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .199 with an OBP of .349. He has 41 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 206 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .350 with an OPS+ of 91. Francisco Lindor is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 61 hits in 236 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .415. The Indians as a unit have 446 base hits, including 96 doubles and 59 homers. Cleveland has walked 239 times this year and they have struck out on 517 occasions. They have had 404 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They have scored 4.13 runs per game and totaled 248 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians (-102) and over the total runs
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