Milwaukee Brewers at Minnesota Twins 8/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Garza vs. Adalberto Mejia
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Target Field on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Matt Garza for the Brewers and Adalberto Mejia for the Twins.
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The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at -107 and Minnesota at -103. The Brewers have a 52-56-5 over/under record and a 63-50-0 run line mark. The Twins are 52-57-0 against the run line and have a 47-54-8 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 52-56-5 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 63-50-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 47-54-8 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 52-57-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
08/06/17 3B Travis Shaw Neck missed last game, is expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Minnesota Twins
08/04/17 C Jett Bandy Ribs 10-day DL (08/04)
07/18/17 C Stephen Vogt Knee 10-day DL (07/18)
06/28/17 P Chase Anderson Ribs 10-day DL (06/28)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/06/17 3B Miguel Sano Wrist "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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 Brewers have a 59-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Garza has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 3.68 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 60 strikeouts over his 88 innings pitched and he's given up 83 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 402 hitters and walked 189 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 982 base hits and 456 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 387 batters and struck out 935. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .249, good for 22nd in the league. The Brewers hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Domingo Santana is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 103 hits this season in 370 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 120. Orlando Arcia is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 372 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .425. The Brewers have 956 hits, including 193 doubles and 162 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 370 times so far this season and they have struck out 1109 times as a unit. They have left 753 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 522 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 53-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.30, Adalberto Mejia has a 4-5 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 83.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 89 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 313 batters and walked 128 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1031 base knocks and 519 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 347 hitters and struck out 764 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.92.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Miguel Sano comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .358. He has 100 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 371 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 131. Brian Dozier is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 103 hits in 416 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .452. The Twins as a unit have 925 base hits, including 193 doubles and 119 homers. Minnesota has walked 403 times this year and they have struck out on 917 occasions. They have had 784 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 490 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -103
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