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Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 07/22/2020 MLB Spread, Game Analysis and Baseball Tips
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Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 07/22/2020 – Cleveland Indians will take the road to PNC Park and play Pittsburgh Pirates in their last exhibition game before they get to the regular season. The Indians got past Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals in the last season and secured the second spot in the AL Central. Cleveland looks promising this year as they have already shown some impressive skills on the field. The Pittsburgh Pirates finished last in the NL Central and they could hope for a better season this year. The mlb betting picks today are up and running as they battle for their last preseason game.
Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 07/22/2020
Last season, Cleveland was unable to hit the top spot in the AL Central by eight games. The Indians won 93 and lost 69. Whereas, Minnesota won 101 and lost 61 putting them in the top spot. Cleveland has become stronger this year and they enter this game after defeating Pittsburgh in both their preseason games. The Indians scored five runs in the first game and restricted the Pirates to three. During the second match, Cleveland scored 11 and restricted the Pirates to seven. The money line mlb betting has been in favor of Cleveland in the past few games.
Players to watch: F. Lindor SS (GP 15 AB 36 R 5 H 15 2B 4 3B 0 HR 4 RBI 14 TB 31 BB 0 SO 4 SB 1 AVG 0.417 OBP 0.417 SLG 0.861 OPS 1.278), C. Santana 1B (GP 15 AB 34 R 3 H 11 2B 1 3B 1 HR 1 RBI 3 TB 21 BB 2 SO 6 SB 0 AVG 0.353 OBP 0.389 SLG 0.333 OPS 1.007).
Pittsburgh Pirates have shown signs of weakness, but this is just the preseason and the biggest challenge is yet to come. During the 2019 season, Pittsburgh had lost almost equally at home and on the road. The Pirates were unable to maintain a balance between their pitching and hitting unit. Pittsburgh will need to step on their defenses to get past Cleveland. The Pirates have nothing to lose even if they are defeated. However, they must focus on their opening game against the Saint Louis Cardinals on Friday. Derek Holland will be delivered to the mound as the starting pitcher for the Pirates.
Players to watch: C. Moran 3B (GP 12 AB 37 R 3 H 11 2B 3 3B 1 HR 2 RBI 7 TB 22 BB 1 SO 6 SB 0 AVG 0.297 OBP 0.316 SLG 0.595 OPS 0.91), A. Frazer 2B (GP 13 AB 36 R 4 H 7 2B 2 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 3 TB 12 BB 3 SO 7 SB 2 AVG 0.194 OBP 0.256 SLG 0.333 OPS 0.59).
Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
Pittsburgh Pirates are probably playing it low in the preseason games or they are just not able to defeat the Indians. Cleveland will sweep the Pirates after this game and get to the regular season.
Runline: -1.0 is the set runline for Cleveland Indians and +1.0 for Pittsburgh Pirates.
Moneyline: A moneyline of -160 is out for Cleveland and +140 for Pittsburgh.
Totals: The total will go over 8.0 for the Indians and under 8.0 for the Pirates.
Score Prediction: Cleveland Indians 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 4.