Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 8/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Adalberto Mejia
The Cleveland Indians visit Target Field on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Adalberto Mejia for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -185 and Minnesota at +174. The Indians have a 55-46-4 over/under record and a 49-56-0 run line mark. The Twins are 59-46-0 against the run line and have a 50-52-3 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-46-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 49-56-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 50-52-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 59-46-0 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)
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 57-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 12-5 record with an earned run average of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 128 strikeouts over his 115.2 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 285 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 276 hitters and walked 92 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 887 base hits and 418 earned runs. They have allowed 136 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 255 batters and struck out 959. 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 3.93.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .259, good for 3rd in the league. The Indians hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 124 hits this season in 427 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .564 and an OPS+ of 144. Jose Ramirez is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 388 at bats. His OPS+ is 169 while his slugging percentage is at .626. The Indians have 944 hits, including 207 doubles and 150 home runs. Cleveland has walked 348 times so far this season and they have struck out 794 times as a unit. They have left 726 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 541 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 49-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.65, Adalberto Mejia has a 1-0 record and a 1.62 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 12.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He's allowing 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 390 batters and walked 130 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 947 base knocks and 471 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 358 hitters and struck out 939 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Twins hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .347. He has 128 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 422 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 129. Max Kepler is hitting .228 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 81 hits in 356 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Twins as a unit have 879 base hits, including 218 doubles and 104 homers. Minnesota has walked 361 times this year and they have struck out on 883 occasions. They have had 705 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 473 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -185
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