Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 7/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Shane Bieber vs. Ervin Santana
The Cleveland Indians head to Target Field on Monday, July 30, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Shane Bieber for the Indians and Ervin Santana for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -135 and Minnesota at +125. The Indians have a 54-45-4 over/under mark and a 48-55-0 run line record. The Twins are 58-45-0 against the run line and have a 50-50-3 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 54-45-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 48-55-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 50-50-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 58-45-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 10-day DL (07/28)
07/10/18 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/10)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
05/26/18 P Andrew Miller Knee 60-day DL (05/26)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
07/14/18 P Aaron Slegers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
07/11/18 P Addison Reed Triceps 10-day DL (07/11)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
05/31/18 CF Byron Buxton Toe 10-day DL (05/30)
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 56-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.44 this year. He has 44 strikeouts over his 45 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 275 hitters and walked 91 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 874 base hits and 413 earned runs. They have allowed 136 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 251 batters and struck out 946. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Indians hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .402. He has 112 hits this season in 382 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .615 and an OPS+ of 166. Francisco Lindor is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 418 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .567. The Indians have 919 hits, including 203 doubles and 144 home runs. Cleveland has walked 340 times so far this season and they have struck out 781 times as a unit. They have left 706 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 529 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 48-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Ervin Santana has a 0-0 record and a 1.60 WHIP this season. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He allows 12.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 394 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 382 batters and walked 127 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 928 base knocks and 464 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 350 hitters and struck out 924 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .228 with an OBP of .318. He has 80 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 351 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .416 with an OPS+ of 98. Eddie Rosario is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 127 hits in 415 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .513. The Twins as a unit have 867 base hits, including 215 doubles and 104 homers. Minnesota has walked 357 times this year and they have struck out on 867 occasions. They have had 695 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 468 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -135
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