Milwaukee Brewers at Cleveland Indians - 9/5/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Milwaukee Brewers (18-19) at Cleveland Indians (23-15)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Brandon Woodruff (2-3) (3.67) vs. Aaron Civale (4-4) (3.63)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -117 / Milwaukee Brewers +107 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers face the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, September 5th at Progressive Field for game two of a three-game series.
The Milwaukee Brewers took down the Cleveland Indians in game one of this series on Friday night by the final score of 7-1. This game was tight until the top of the seventh inning, as the Brewers poured on the runs in the seventh and eighth to open their six-run lead. Keston Hiura hit the only home run from either team in the game. Corbin Burnes pitched 6.0 sharp innings for the Brewers, and Milwaukee is now only one game under .500 at 18-19 on the year. The Indians move to 23-15 on the year, and with the win for the White Sox, the Indians are now in second place in the AL Central by a 0.5 game. The Brewers are 4.5 games out of first place in the NL Central.
The Milwaukee Brewers are set to send right-hander Brandon Woodruff to the mound to face the Indians. Woodruff is 2-3 with a 3.67 ERA through his first 41.2 innings of the season with the Brewers. Woodruff allowed four earned runs through 5.0 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his most recent outing. Woodruff was not the sharpest in the month of August, and he will look to produce better numbers in September.
The Cleveland Indians will bring right-hander Aaron Civale to the bump for Saturday's game. Civale is 3-4 with a 3.72 ERA through his first 46.0 innings of the season with the Indians. Civale was rocked in his last start, as he conceded five earned runs through 6.0 innings against the Cardinals on August 30th.
I have not been convinced with either pitcher's performances as of late, and I think the total for this one is set too low. You do not always think of Brewers vs. Indians when you think offensive slugfest, but I like both teams to score some runs on Saturday. I think the long ball will be frequent at Progressive Field in this one, and that alone leads me to take the over here.