Friday, June 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Lohse (3-6) vs. Kyle Gibson (4-3)
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The Minnesota Twins host The Milwaukee Brewers at Target Field on Friday. Kyle Lohse is the probable starter for the Brewers and he'll face Kyle Gibson of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +124 and Minnesota at -134. The over/under was set at 8. The Brewers have a 28-23 over/under record and a 22-32 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Twins have a 28-23 over/under record and a 34-18 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 65% of the time.
The Brewers come into this game with a 18-36 record, and they are 9-16 away from home. Kyle Lohse has a 3-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 6.50 and a 1.38 WHIP. He's pitched 62.1 innings thus far while surrendering 71 hits over that time and when he starts, the Brewers are 4-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-3. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen while being struck out 188 times and walking 66 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 9.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.49 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.50.
Milwaukee is batting .230 as a team, which is good for 30th in the league and hitting .230 away from home. The Brewers hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.74 hits per game and Adam Lind leads the team with 48.
With a 31-21 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 19-7 at home. Kyle Gibson has a record of 4-3 while sporting an earned run average of 2.61 on the year with a 1.29 WHIP. He's pitched 62 innings thus far while surrendering 59 hits over that time in which the Twins are 6-4. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-6. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 106 times and walking 45 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.81 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85.
They are batting .252 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .288 at home. The Twins hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.44 hits per game and Brian Dozier leads the team with 52.
Milwaukee has a team fielding percentage of .978 after having committed 45 errors with 538 assists and 1,451 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 31 errors, accumulating 540 assists and compiling 1,390 put outs.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 28-23 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 22-32 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 28-23 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 34-18 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
06/04/15 SS Hector Gomez Concussion "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
06/03/15 RF Ryan Braun Thumb out indefinitely
05/31/15 LF Khris Davis Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
05/24/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
04/04/15 P Ervin Santana Suspension expected to miss 80 games
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers
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