Chicago Cubs VS Cleveland Indians

MLB Baseball 08:15 PM ET

Friday

09/16/2020

MARQ, STOH

Spread: Cleveland Indians -120

Over/Under: 8.5

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs 9/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs 9/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs 9/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Cleveland Indians will be peeling off balls against the Chicago Cubs at the Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 8:15 PM ET. Cleveland looks for a win in facing the Cubs to snap a seven-game losing streak. Meanwhile, Chicago comes into this match-up after winning its last three outings. The Cleveland Indians are in 7th place behind the Blue Jays in the American League with a 25-22 standing and a .542 team percentage. The Indians are in 3rd place behind the Twins in the AL Central Division. The Chicago Cubs are in 1st place in the NL Central Division with a 29-20 standing and a .592 team percentage. The Cubs are in 3rd place behind the Padres in the National League.

Cleveland won only 3 of their last 10 outings and lost 7 games in a row. In leading the Indians, Francisco Lindor recorded 55 hits and 24 RBIs in the loss. Cesar Hernandez and Franmil Reyes chipped in 39 RBIs and 99 hits in the losing effort. Cleveland will be sending Aaron Civale to take on the mound to start his first career game versus the Chi Cubs. Civale is 3-5 with a 3.88 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season.

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 9/16/2020

Chicago won 6 of their last 10 contests including their last 3 games. Ian Happ recorded 28 RBIs and 46 hits in leading the Cubs in the victory. Willson Contreras and Javier Baez contributed a combined 41 RBIs with 77 hits in the winning effort. Jon Lester (2-2, 5.05 ERA, 37 Ks), will take on the mound for the start. Lester posted an 8-3 record in his career against the Tribe, with a 2.90 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season.

The Indians will be missing 3 key players in their roster. Relief Pitcher J. Rodriguez (shoulder), Second Baseman C. Hernandez (rest), and Right Fielder O. Mercado (rest) will not be seeing action in this game. The Cubs reported 6 key players injured in their line-up. Starting Pitchers T. Chatwood (forearm), J. Quintana (side), Relief Pitchers A. Chafin (finger), J. Norwood (shoulder), Second Baseman D. Descalso (ankle), and Center Fielder C. Maybin (intestinal) will be staying in the dugout for Chicago.

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Cleveland Indians -120. The Indians are 0-7 SU in their last 7 contests, and the totals went OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 outings this season. The Cleveland Indians are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches on the road against the Chi Cubs. The Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 match-ups, and 2-4 SU in their last 6 contests when playing at home against Cleveland. The totals went OVER in 6 of the Chi Cubs’ last 8 assignments against an opponent in the American League. The prediction, pick the Cleveland Indians -120 to a score of 5-2.

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Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs 9/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:15 PM ET

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

TV: MARQ, STOH

MLB Odds: Cleveland Indians -120

MLB Totals: 8.5

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