Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 6/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Lance Lynn
The Cleveland Indians head to Target Field on Saturday, June 2, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Lance Lynn for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -140 and Minnesota at +130. The Indians have a 31-22-2 over/under mark and a 25-30-0 run line record. The Twins are 30-22-0 against the run line and have a 25-26-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 31-22-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 25-30-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 25-26-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 30-22-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/26/18 P Andrew Miller Knee 10-day DL (05/26)
05/24/18 LF Brandon Guyer Neck 10-day DL (05/20)
05/15/18 CF Bradley Zimmer Chest 10-day DL (05/12)
05/13/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hamstring 10-day DL (05/12)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
05/03/18 P Nick Goody Elbow 10-day DL (05/03)
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/31/18 CF Byron Buxton Toe 10-day DL (05/30)
05/19/18 1B Joe Mauer Neck 10-day DL (05/19)
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
05/05/18 C Jason Castro Knee 10-day DL (05/05); is out for season
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 30-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 2.61 and a WHIP of 1.13 this year. He has 86 strikeouts over his 72.1 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.13 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 147 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 469 base hits and 237 earned runs. They have allowed 79 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 139 batters and struck out 489. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Indians hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 64 hits this season in 212 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .637 and an OPS+ of 167. Francisco Lindor is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 228 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .579. The Indians have 497 hits, including 109 doubles and 84 home runs. Cleveland has walked 179 times so far this season and they have struck out 459 times as a unit. They have left 381 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 281 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 22-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.94, Lance Lynn has a 3-4 record and a 1.82 WHIP this season. He has 50 strikeouts over the 50 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 193 batters and walked 69 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 459 base knocks and 229 earned runs this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 187 hitters and struck out 472 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 21st in the league. The Twins hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .336. He has 46 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 185 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 120. Eddie Rosario is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 64 hits in 208 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Twins as a unit have 429 base hits, including 112 doubles and 53 homers. Minnesota has walked 188 times this year and they have struck out on 458 occasions. They have had 360 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 218 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -140
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