Saturday, May 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Mike Clevinger
The Minnesota Twins visit Progressive Field on Saturday, May 13, 2017 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +140 and Cleveland at -150. The Twins have a 14-13-4 over/under record and a 18-13-0 run line mark. The Indians are 11-22-0 against the run line and have a 10-21-2 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 14-13-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 18-13-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 10-21-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 11-22-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/23/17 P Justin Haley Bicep 10-day DL (4/23)
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/11/17 RF Abraham Almonte Shoulder injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
05/11/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
05/11/17 C Yan Gomes Illness "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
05/03/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (5/3)
05/03/17 CF Austin Jackson Toe 10-day DL (5/2)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 17-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios is making his season debut for Minnesota. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 96 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 265 base hits and 133 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 215. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .311. He has 27 hits this season in 107 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .346 and an OPS+ of 84. Max Kepler is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 98 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .388. The Twins have 254 hits, including 51 doubles and 37 home runs. Minnesota has walked 131 times so far this season and they have struck out 248 times as a unit. They have left 221 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 18-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Mike Clevinger has a 1-0 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 2 hits. He allows 1.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.92 and they have given up 74 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 115 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 258 base knocks and 124 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 100 hitters and struck out 317 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.30.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Indians hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .347. He has 38 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .561 with an OPS+ of 137. Carlos Santana is hitting .230 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 31 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .378. The Indians as a unit have 269 base hits, including 59 doubles and 34 homers. Cleveland has walked 125 times this year and they have struck out on 257 occasions. They have had 232 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 143 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins +140
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