Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins MLB Picks 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. Randy Dobnak
Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins (87-54, 1st in AL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (82-60, 2nd in AL Central) at Target Field on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The Indians open this matchup at -180 while the Twins are priced at +150. The O/U opens at 9.5.
The Indians have been an excellent play for MLB bettors, having gone 82-60-0 SU. Minnesota is covering 61.7% of the time, going 87-54-0 straight up.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians have been a pretty good Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 62-75-5.
Cleveland is covering 55.7% of the time away from home, having gone 39-31-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins are covering 56.5% of the time at Target Field, going 39-30-0 SU.
The Twins have been a pretty good Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 72-62-7.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/6/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Out for the season
9/1/2019 Tyler Naquin RF Knee Out for the season
9/1/2019 Tyler Olson RP Infection Out for the season
9/1/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
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
9/6/2019 Sam Dyson RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/6/2019 Jake Cave RF Groin Probable for Sep 7
9/6/2019 Marwin Gonzalez RF Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/6/2019 Nelson Cruz DH Wrist Probable for Sep 7
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 82-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 10-2 record with an earned run average of 2.71 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 132 strikeouts over his 93 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 454 hitters and walked 148 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,144 base hits and 520 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 395 batters and struck out 1,330. 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 4.02.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Indians hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 153 hits this season in 515 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 126. Carlos Santana is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 505 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .537. The Indians have 1,192 hits, including 251 doubles and 197 home runs. Cleveland has walked 495 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,153 times as a unit. They have left 943 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 671 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 87-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Randy Dobnak has a 0-0 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 9 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 13 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 504 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.9 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 4.17. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,266 base knocks and 591 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 395 hitters and struck out 1,248 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.Related: Doc's Sports New 10-in-10 Show - 10 Games in 10 Minutes - Get those picks now - click here
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The Twins hold a .497 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .337. He has 130 hits this year along with 90 RBI in 512 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 124. Jorge Polanco is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 170 hits in 562 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .491. The Twins as a unit have 1,360 base hits, including 277 doubles and 272 homers. Minnesota has walked 455 times this year and they have struck out on 1,175 occasions. They have had 974 men left on base and have an OPS of .836. They have scored 5.86 runs per game and totaled 826 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians (-180)
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