Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians 9/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Josh Tomlin
The Minnesota Twins visit Progressive Field on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Bartolo Colon for the Twins and Josh Tomlin for the Indians.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +207 and Cleveland at -225. The Twins have a 71-75-10 over/under record and a 84-72-0 run line mark. The Indians are 79-77-0 against the run line and have a 59-87-10 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 71-75-10 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 84-72-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 59-87-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 79-77-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/20/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin 10-day DL (08/21)
08/17/17 P Dietrich Enns Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 60-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)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
09/24/17 DH Carlos Santana Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
09/20/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf out indefinitely
09/11/17 CF Bradley Zimmer Hand out for season
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Back 60-day DL (07/20)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 82-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 6-14 record with an earned run average of 6.63 and a WHIP of 1.62. He has 84 strikeouts over his 135.2 innings pitched and he's given up 186 hits. He allows 12.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 544 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 456 hitters and walked 181 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,437 base hits and 712 earned runs. They have allowed 217 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 472 batters and struck out 1,122. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Twins hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Brian Dozier is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 158 hits this season in 604 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 118. Eddie Rosario is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 150 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 522 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Twins have 1,388 hits, including 274 doubles and 199 home runs. Minnesota has walked 578 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,278 times as a unit. They have left 1,105 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 790 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 98-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.98, Josh Tomlin has a 9-9 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 100 strikeouts over the 132 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 154 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.84 and they have given up 391 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 519 batters and walked 145 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.33. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,220 base knocks and 513 earned runs this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 400 hitters and struck out 1,543 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.37.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Indians hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .339. He has 174 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 629 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .512 with an OPS+ of 118. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 136 hits in 535 at bats while driving in 99 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .501. The Indians as a team have 1,402 base knocks, including 320 doubles and 206 home runs. Cleveland has walked 578 times this season and they have struck out 1,121 times. They have had 1,114 runners left on base and have an OPS of .789. They have scored 5.06 runs per contest and totaled 789 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -225
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