Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/27/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Pirates (+113) Indians (-123)
Adam Frazier and the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-40, 5th in NL Central) travel to Progressive Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (34-24, 3rd in AL Central). The odds on this contest have the Pirates priced at +113 and the Indians are at -123. The O/U opens at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be JT Brubaker and Cal Quantrill.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
9/26/2020 Kyle Crick RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/26/2020 Tyler Bashlor RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/23/2020 Keone Kela RP Forearm Out for the season
9/23/2020 Cole Tucker CF Concussion Out for the season
9/22/2020 Jason Martin CF Back Out for the season
9/21/2020 Clay Holmes RP Forearm Out for the season
9/21/2020 Yacksel Rios RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/20/2020 Kevin Newman SS Knee Out for the season
9/6/2020 Anthony Alford CF Elbow Out for the season
8/19/2020 Phillip Evans 3B Jaw Out for the season
8/6/2020 Michael Feliz RP Forearm Out for the season
8/6/2020 Nick Burdi RP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2020 Luke Maile C Finger Out for the season
6/30/2020 Chris Archer SP Shoulder Out for the season
6/30/2020 Kevin Kramer RF Hip Out for the season
2/13/2020 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/9/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 18-40 overall record this season. Brubaker (1-3 win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.51 while facing 182 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.49 (21 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.330. He has surrendered 41 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 15 walks. Brubaker has taken the hill for 42 frames and has accumulated 45 K's. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 258 hitters and walked 115 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 436 base hits and 259 earned runs. They have allowed 78 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 245 batters and struck out 521. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .217, good for 28th in the league. The Pirates hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Adam Frazier is hitting .231 with an on-base percentage of .301. He has 46 hits this season in 199 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .362 and an OPS+ of 81. Josh Bell is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .304. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 187 at bats. His OPS+ is 83 while his slugging percentage is at .369. The Pirates have 403 hits, including 69 doubles and 54 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 163 times so far this season and they have struck out 500 times as a unit. They have left 332 men on base and have a team OPS of .630. They score 3.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 205 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 34-24 overall mark this year. Quantrill (8-8 career mark) has a 4.50 earned run average and has conceded 9.1 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.28 and he has faced 565 hitters in his career. So far in his career, Quantrill has allowed 133 hits while totaling 118 K's in 132 innings. He has allowed 66 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.280 and a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 205 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.3 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 3.2. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 418 base knocks and 184 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 153 hitters and struck out 600 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.10 while their FIP as a staff is 3.48.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 23rd in the league. The Indians hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Franmil Reyes comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .343. He has 56 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 205 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 110. Jose Ramirez is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 61 hits in 212 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 160 and a slugging percentage of .599. The Indians as a unit have 430 base hits, including 90 doubles and 57 homers. Cleveland has walked 235 times this year and they have struck out on 502 occasions. They have had 393 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They have scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 240 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians (-123)
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