Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins MLB Picks 9/6/2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Plutko vs. Michael Pineda
Target Field is the venue where Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (86-53, 1st in AL Central) will play the Cleveland Indians (81-59, 2nd in AL Central) on Friday. The Twins open this game at -155 while the Indians are priced at +135. The total is set at 10.5.
The Indians have been excellent for MLB wagerers, having gone 81-59-0 SU. Minnesota covers 61.9% of the time, going 86-53-0 straight up.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians have been a dicey Under bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 62-73-5.
Cleveland covers 55.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 38-31-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota covers 57.4% of the time at Target Field, going 39-29-0 SU.
The Twins have been a dicey Under bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 72-60-7.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/3/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/1/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
9/1/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/1/2019 Tyler Olson RP Infection Out for the season
9/1/2019 Tyler Naquin RF Knee Out for the season
9/1/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/25/2019 Jose Ramirez 3B Hand Out for the season
8/20/2019 Corey Kluber SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/4/2019 Marwin Gonzalez RF Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
9/4/2019 Mitch Garver C Jaw Probable for Sep 5
9/4/2019 Sam Dyson RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
9/4/2019 Max Kepler RF Chest Probable for Sep 5
9/3/2019 Kyle Gibson SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/1/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/1/2019 Sean Poppen RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 81-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Plutko has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 87.1 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 439 hitters and walked 146 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,123 base hits and 512 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 390 batters and struck out 1,306. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .252, good for 14th in the league. The Indians hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 143 hits this season in 496 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .542 and an OPS+ of 144. Francisco Lindor is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 506 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .536. The Indians have 1,181 hits, including 250 doubles and 196 home runs. Cleveland has walked 486 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,129 times as a unit. They have left 930 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 664 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 86-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.11, Michael Pineda has a 11-5 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 130 strikeouts over the 140 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 137 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 498 batters and walked 157 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,252 base knocks and 584 earned runs this season. They have given up 172 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 387 hitters and struck out 1,231 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 3rd in the league. The Twins hold a .501 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .365. He has 168 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 557 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .492 with an OPS+ of 125. Max Kepler is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 128 hits in 503 at bats while driving in 90 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .531. The Twins as a unit have 1,349 base hits, including 276 doubles and 272 homers. Minnesota has walked 444 times this year and they have struck out on 1,155 occasions. They have had 960 men left on base and have an OPS of .841. They have scored 5.91 runs per game and totaled 822 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians (+135)
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