Sunday, June 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers (2-5) vs. Mike Pelfrey (4-2)
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The Milwaukee Brewers take on the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at Target Field. The Brewers send Mike Fiers to the mound to face Mike Pelfrey of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +104 and Minnesota at -114. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Brewers, with a 23-32 run line record, cover the spread 42% of the time. They also have a 29-23 over/under record. The Twins have a 30-23 over/under record and a 35-19 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 65% of the time.
The Brewers head into this matchup with a 19-36 record, including 10-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers holds a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.49. In his starts, the Brewers are 4-7 over his 57.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 67 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-7. He is getting 3.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.55 and they've given up 158 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .232 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 67 times and striking out 191 times. Milwaukee is averaging 8.46 strikeouts per game while getting 9.13 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.51.
As a team, Milwaukee is batting .231, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .234 average away from home. Ranked at 30th in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .285 and they hold a .380 team slugging percentage. Adam Lind leads the team in hits with 51 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.82 hits per game.
With a 19-8 home record, Minnesota will hope to improve on their 32-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.59, Mike Pelfrey will come into this game holding a 4-2 record and a 1.24 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 7-3 and he has allowed 55 hits over 59 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-6. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.76 and they have given up 169 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .258 against the Twins bullpen while walking 46 times and striking out 109 times. Minnesota is averaging 5.82 strikeouts per game while getting 9.55 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .287 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .304 and they hold a .382 team slugging percentage. Brian Dozier leads the team in hits with 54 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.52 hits a game.
The Brewers have committed 46 errors and have combined for 549 assists and 1,478 put outs leading to a .978 team fielding percentage. The Twins have committed 35 errors on the season with 569 assists and 1,444 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .983 on the year.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 29-23 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 23-32 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 30-23 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 35-19 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)
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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