Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 8/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Kyle Gibson
The Cleveland Indians head to Target Field on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -174 and Minnesota at +164. The Indians have a 42-65-9 over/under mark and a 51-65-0 run line record. The Twins are 58-58-0 against the run line and have a 51-56-9 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 42-65-9 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 51-65-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 51-56-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 58-58-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
08/02/17 P Andrew Miller Knee 10-day DL (08/02)
07/31/17 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Back 60-day DL (07/20)
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/11)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/08/17 P Adalberto Mejia Arm 10-day DL (08/08)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 64-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 11-5 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 152 strikeouts over his 138.2 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 391 hitters and walked 113 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 915 base hits and 415 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 316 batters and struck out 1,164. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.51.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Indians hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 125 hits this season in 467 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .469 and an OPS+ of 104. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 407 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .486. The Indians have 1,014 hits, including 240 doubles and 136 home runs. Cleveland has walked 433 times so far this season and they have struck out 842 times as a unit. They have left 814 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 556 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 59-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.02, Kyle Gibson has a 6-9 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 104.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 129 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 345 batters and walked 132 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,096 base knocks and 543 earned runs this season. They have given up 165 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 361 hitters and struck out 822 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.82.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 17th in the league. The Twins hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Brian Dozier comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .334. He has 116 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 450 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 114. Miguel Sano is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 108 hits in 401 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .511. The Twins as a unit have 1,007 base hits, including 202 doubles and 132 homers. Minnesota has walked 432 times this year and they have struck out on 958 occasions. They have had 839 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 543 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins +164
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