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Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Cleveland Indians will be slugging out against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 7:05 PM ET. Cleveland is coming into this match-up after sweeping the three-game weekend set (10-5, 3-1 & 8-5) against the Tigers. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh was not seeing the field since Friday after their remaining games versus the Reds was postponed due to a virus outbreak. The Cleveland Indians, with a 13-9 standing and a .591 team percentage, are in 2nd place in the AL Central Division and are in 5th place in the American League. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in 15th place in the National League, with a .222 team percentage and a 4-14 standing. The Pirates are in 5th place behind the Reds in the NL Central Division.

Cleveland was victorious in their Sunday’s game versus the Tigers, 8-5. Franmil Reyes scored two home runs in that win. RF Reyes has batted .316 and scored a team-high 24 hits in leading the Tribe. 3B Jose Ramirez added 18 RBIs and five home runs. Cleveland will be fielding right-handed Carlos Carrasco to step on the mound, and he is 2-2 with a 3.22 ERA, 30 strikeouts and 11 BBs.

Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 8/18/2020

Pittsburgh is last in the National League, and Kevin Newman led the Pirates with a .246 BA. Colin Moran added 6 home runs, Philip Evans and Eric Gonzales chipped in 9 RBIs and 15 hits, respectively. JT Brubaker will start Tuesday’s contest. The right-handed Brubaker is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA, 9 strikeouts and 3 BBs.

The Indians have starting Pitcher M. Clevinger (quarantine), Relief Pitcher Z. Plesac (quarantine), Catcher R. Perez (shoulder), and Right Fielder F. Reyes (wrist) out of this game. The Pirates will be missing 12 key players in their line-up, including 9 pitchers. Starting Pitchers H. Noesi (personal reasons), C. Archer (shoulder), J. Taillon (elbow), J. Musgrove (triceps), C. Holmes (forearm), and M. Keller (side) with Relief Pitchers N. Burdi (elbow), K. Crick (shoulder), and M. Feliz (forearm) will not be stepping on the pitcher’s plate tonight. Catcher L. Maile (finger), Second Baseman K. Kramer (hip), and Third Baseman P. Evans (jaw) will stay in the dugout for Pittsburgh.

Cleveland Indians vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this game is Cleveland -200. The Indians are 8-3 SU in their last 11 outings, and 1-4 SU in their last 5 contests when playing on the road against Pittsburgh. The totals went UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 match-ups against an opponent in the National League. The Pirates are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games, and 4-1 SU in their last 5 contests when playing at home against the Tribe. The totals went OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh’s last 15 outings against an opponent in the American League. The prediction, pick the Cleveland Indians -200 to a score of 7-3.

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Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020


MLB Odds: Cleveland Indians -200

MLB Totals: 8.5

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