Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Tommy Milone (4-1) vs. Mike Fiers (3-7)
The Milwaukee Brewers host the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park on Sunday. Tommy Milone is the probable starter for the Twins and he'll face Mike Fiers of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +125 and Milwaukee at -135. The over/under was set at 8. The Twins, with a 44-29 run line record, cover the spread 60% of the time. They also have a 35-34 over/under record. The Brewers are 32-43 against the run line and have a 38-34 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Twins head into this matchup with a 39-34 record, including 14-19 on the road. Starting pitcher Tommy Milone holds a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 3.59 and a WHIP of 1.34. He's pitched 47.2 innings thus far while surrendering 49 hits over that time and when he starts, the Twins are 5-3. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-3. The team is averaging 6.1 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.85 and they've given up 219 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .256 against the Twins bullpen while walking 69 times and striking out 147 times. Minnesota is averaging 5.93 strikeouts per game while getting 9.5 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 15th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.87.
Minnesota is batting .250 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .219 away from home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .301 and they hold a .388 team slugging percentage. Brian Dozier leads the team in hits with 72 while the team ranks 22nd in baseball with 8.33 hits per game.
With a 14-25 home record, Milwaukee will hope to improve on their 28-47 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.39, Mike Fiers will come into this game holding a 3-7 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He's pitched 80 innings thus far while surrendering 91 hits over that time in which the Brewers are 6-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-9. The team is averaging 3.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.35 and they have given up 204 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .230 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 82 times and striking out 241 times. Milwaukee is averaging 8.03 strikeouts per game while getting 9.22 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37.
They are batting .239 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .239 at home. Ranked at 30th in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .289 and they hold a .381 team slugging percentage. Adam Lind leads the team in hits with 67 while the team ranks 28th in baseball with 8.03 hits a game.
The Twins have committed 42 errors and have combined for 772 assists and 1,945 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Brewers have committed 56 errors on the season with 770 assists and 2,000 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .980 on the year.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 35-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 44-29 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 38-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 32-43 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/27/15 C Kurt Suzuki Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
06/26/15 CF Byron Buxton Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/14/15 CF Aaron Hicks Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
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
06/27/15 RF Ryan Braun Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Minnesota Twins
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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