Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 6/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. Kyle Gibson
The Cleveland Indians head to Target Field on Sunday, June 3, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -121 and Minnesota at +111. The Indians have a 32-22-2 over/under mark and a 25-31-0 run line record. The Twins are 31-22-0 against the run line and have a 26-26-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 32-22-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 25-31-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 26-26-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 31-22-0 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)
05/13/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hamstring 10-day DL (05/12)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
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
06/01/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
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)
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 30-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.14 and a WHIP of 1.19 this year. He has 61 strikeouts over his 71.2 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.01 and they have given up 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 150 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 478 base hits and 244 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 144 batters and struck out 494. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .256, good for 12th in the league. The Indians hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 71 hits this season in 231 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 148. Jose Ramirez is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 65 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 216 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .634. The Indians have 504 hits, including 111 doubles and 85 home runs. Cleveland has walked 180 times so far this season and they have struck out 467 times as a unit. They have left 385 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 285 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 23-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.57, Kyle Gibson has a 1-3 record and a 1.25 WHIP this season. He has 66 strikeouts over the 63 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 51 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 194 batters and walked 69 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 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 4.32. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 466 base knocks and 233 earned runs this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 188 hitters and struck out 480 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 21st in the league. The Twins hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .339. He has 65 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 211 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 132. Max Kepler is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 46 hits in 189 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Twins as a unit have 438 base hits, including 116 doubles and 55 homers. Minnesota has walked 193 times this year and they have struck out on 463 occasions. They have had 367 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 225 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -121
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