Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians 8/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Corey Kluber
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
Minnesota opens at +205 while Cleveland opens at -222. The Twins have a 54-55-3 over/under record and a 62-50-0 run line mark. The Indians are 53-59-0 against the run line and have a 57-51-4 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 54-55-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 62-50-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 57-51-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 53-59-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/08/18 P Matt Belisle Knee 10-day DL (08/08)
08/07/18 P Adalberto Mejia Wrist left last game, is "?" next start
08/07/18 LF Robbie Grossman Hamstring 10-day DL (08/06)
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 53-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.06 this year. He has 148 strikeouts over his 146 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 419 hitters and walked 137 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 4.46. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,011 base hits and 499 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 379 batters and struck out 993. 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 4.27.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 135 hits this season in 452 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .502 and an OPS+ of 126. Max Kepler is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 377 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Twins have 937 hits, including 230 doubles and 110 home runs. Minnesota has walked 384 times so far this season and they have struck out 949 times as a unit. They have left 754 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 498 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 62-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.63, Corey Kluber has a 14-6 record and a 0.92 WHIP this season. He has 146 strikeouts over the 154 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 121 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 298 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 289 batters and walked 99 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 936 base knocks and 433 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 272 hitters and struck out 1,024 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 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 3rd in the league. The Indians hold a .444 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. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .376. He has 134 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 453 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 147. Jose Ramirez is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 122 hits in 411 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 170 and a slugging percentage of .623. The Indians as a unit have 999 base hits, including 217 doubles and 158 homers. Cleveland has walked 376 times this year and they have struck out on 834 occasions. They have had 774 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 5.11 runs per game and totaled 572 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -222
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