Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 7/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Kyle Gibson
The Cleveland Indians visit Target Field on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -159 and Minnesota at +149. The Indians have a 55-45-4 over/under record and a 49-55-0 run line mark. The Twins are 58-46-0 against the run line and have a 50-51-3 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-45-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 49-55-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 50-51-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 58-46-0 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 57-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 2.32 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 192 strikeouts over his 147.1 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 275 hitters and walked 91 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 879 base hits and 414 earned runs. They have allowed 136 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 252 batters and struck out 951. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .259, good for 3rd in the league. The Indians hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .402. He has 112 hits this season in 384 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .612 and an OPS+ of 165. Francisco Lindor is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 423 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Indians have 935 hits, including 206 doubles and 147 home runs. Cleveland has walked 343 times so far this season and they have struck out 789 times as a unit. They have left 716 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 5.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 537 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 48-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.42, Kyle Gibson has a 5-7 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 129 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 106 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 386 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 4.49. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 938 base knocks and 467 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 353 hitters and struck out 934 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 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Twins hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .227 with an OBP of .317. He has 80 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 352 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 98. Eddie Rosario is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 128 hits in 419 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 871 base hits, including 216 doubles and 104 homers. Minnesota has walked 358 times this year and they have struck out on 875 occasions. They have had 699 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 468 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -159
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