Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians 8/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Mike Clevinger
The Minnesota Twins head to Progressive Field on Thursday, August 30, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Twins and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Minnesota at +203 and Cleveland at -220. The Twins have a 62-65-4 over/under mark and a 68-63-0 run line record. The Indians are 62-69-0 against the run line and have a 64-60-7 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 62-65-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 68-63-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 64-60-7 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 62-69-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/19/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-day DL (08/19)
08/12/18 1B Logan Morrison Hip 7-day DL (08/11)
08/11/18 P Adalberto Mejia Wrist 10-day DL (08/10)
08/08/18 P Matt Belisle Knee 10-day DL (08/08)
07/14/18 P Aaron Slegers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/23/18 P Neil Ramirez Back 10-day DL (08/23)
08/23/18 CF Rajai Davis Undisclosed 10-day DL (08/20)
08/14/18 P Trevor Bauer Ankle 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 10-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 10-day DL (07/28)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
05/04/18 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 61-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.36 this year. He has 140 strikeouts over his 137.2 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 494 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 484 hitters and walked 164 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,185 base hits and 589 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 453 batters and struck out 1,134. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 150 hits this season in 520 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 115. Max Kepler is hitting .230 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 440 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .430. The Twins have 1,093 hits, including 253 doubles and 138 home runs. Minnesota has walked 430 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,099 times as a unit. They have left 871 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 579 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 75-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.30, Mike Clevinger has a 9-7 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 163 strikeouts over the 163.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 146 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 350 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,092 base knocks and 501 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 317 hitters and struck out 1,210 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Indians hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .367. He has 155 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 533 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 137. Jose Ramirez is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 139 hits in 476 at bats while driving in 94 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .607. The Indians as a unit have 1,170 base hits, including 245 doubles and 179 homers. Cleveland has walked 439 times this year and they have struck out on 958 occasions. They have had 901 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 668 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins +203
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