Milwaukee Brewers at Minnesota Twins 5/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brent Suter vs. Kyle Gibson
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Minnesota Twins on Friday, May 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Brent Suter for the Brewers and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
Milwaukee opens at +115 while Minnesota opens at -125. The Brewers have a 16-26-2 over/under record and a 26-18-0 run line mark. The Twins are 23-16-0 against the run line and have a 20-18-1 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 16-26-2 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 26-18-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 20-18-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 23-16-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/17/18 LF Ryan Braun Back is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
05/13/18 P Chase Anderson Illness 10-day DL (05/12)
05/09/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 10-day DL (05/09)
05/09/18 P Wade Miley Oblique 60-day DL (05/09)
05/03/18 P Zach Davies Shoulder 10-day DL (04/30)
04/25/18 1B Eric Thames Thumb 10-day DL (04/25)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26); is out for season
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
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
05/01/18 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring 10-day DL (04/28)
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 Brewers have a 26-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brent Suter has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 5.14 and a WHIP of 1.38 this year. He has 30 strikeouts over his 42 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.60 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 187 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 331 base hits and 152 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 150 batters and struck out 366. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .242, good for 18th in the league. The Brewers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Domingo Santana is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 34 hits this season in 132 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .341 and an OPS+ of 84. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Brewers have 360 hits, including 72 doubles and 51 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 137 times so far this season and they have struck out 387 times as a unit. They have left 295 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 176 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 18-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Kyle Gibson has a 1-1 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 50 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 149 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 335 base knocks and 176 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 157 hitters and struck out 360 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .318. He has 34 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 141 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 106. Joe Mauer is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .409. He has collected 39 hits in 136 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .360. The Twins as a unit have 332 base hits, including 83 doubles and 44 homers. Minnesota has walked 139 times this year and they have struck out on 340 occasions. They have had 281 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 167 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -125
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