Milwaukee Brewers at Minnesota Twins 5/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Junior Guerra vs. Jake Odorizzi
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Junior Guerra for the Brewers and Jake Odorizzi for the Twins.
Milwaukee opens at +110 while Minnesota opens at -120. The Brewers have a 17-26-2 over/under record and a 27-18-0 run line mark. The Twins are 23-17-0 against the run line and have a 21-18-1 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 17-26-2 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 27-18-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 21-18-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 23-17-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/17/18 LF Ryan Braun Back 10-day DL (05/14)
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 27-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Junior Guerra has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.08 and a WHIP of 1.21 this year. He has 37 strikeouts over his 38 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.65 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 191 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 339 base hits and 155 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 151 batters and struck out 376. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .246, good for 15th in the league. The Brewers hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Domingo Santana is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 36 hits this season in 136 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .353 and an OPS+ of 90. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 153 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Brewers have 375 hits, including 76 doubles and 54 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 142 times so far this season and they have struck out 396 times as a unit. They have left 304 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 184 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 18-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.35, Jake Odorizzi has a 3-2 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 45 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 153 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 350 base knocks and 184 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 162 hitters and struck out 369 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
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 .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .329. He has 36 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 143 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 119. Joe Mauer is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .404. He has collected 39 hits in 138 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .355. The Twins as a unit have 340 base hits, including 85 doubles and 45 homers. Minnesota has walked 140 times this year and they have struck out on 350 occasions. They have had 287 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 170 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -120
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