Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians 8/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Trevor Bauer
The Minnesota Twins head to Progressive Field on Monday, August 6, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Minnesota at +203 and Cleveland at -220. The Twins have a 52-54-3 over/under mark and a 61-48-0 run line record. The Indians are 52-57-0 against the run line and have a 56-49-4 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 52-54-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 61-48-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 56-49-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 52-57-0 against the run line
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)
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)
05/04/18 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 51-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 132 strikeouts over his 135 innings pitched and he's given up 111 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 404 hitters and walked 132 batters. 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 4.44. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 982 base hits and 484 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 369 batters and struck out 969. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .237 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 87 hits this season in 367 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .428 and an OPS+ of 105. Eddie Rosario is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 440 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .502. The Twins have 912 hits, including 225 doubles and 108 home runs. Minnesota has walked 377 times so far this season and they have struck out 918 times as a unit. They have left 734 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 489 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 60-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.34, Trevor Bauer has a 10-6 record and a 1.13 WHIP this season. He has 195 strikeouts over the 153.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 120 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 282 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. 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 3.92. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 911 base knocks and 427 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 266 hitters and struck out 991 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 3rd in the league. The Indians hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .406. He has 121 hits this year along with 79 RBI in 404 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .624 with an OPS+ of 169. Francisco Lindor is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 128 hits in 440 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .559. The Indians as a unit have 975 base hits, including 214 doubles and 152 homers. Cleveland has walked 364 times this year and they have struck out on 815 occasions. They have had 755 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 556 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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