Minnesota Twins at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Game Picks 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Zach Eflin
The Minnesota Twins visit Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, April 7, 2019 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Zach Eflin for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +111 and Philadelphia at -121. The Twins have a 4-2-0 over/under record and a 2-4-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 5-1-0 against the run line and have a 5-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 2-4-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 5-1-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 5-1-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/05/19 CF Byron Buxton Back is questionable Saturday vs Philadelphia Phillies
03/28/19 P Addison Reed Thumb 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Gabriel Moya Heel 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Matt Magill Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 3B Miguel Sano Heel 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
03/25/19 CF Roman Quinn Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tommy Hunter Forearm 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 4-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.84 and a WHIP of 0.68 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 14.2 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He's allowed 5.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 25 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 42 base hits and 22 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 23 batters and struck out 58. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.19.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .270, good for 5th in the league. The Twins hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Marwin Gonzalez is hitting .111 with an on-base percentage of .200. He has 2 hits this season in 18 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .167 and an OPS+ of 10. Nelson Cruz is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .500. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 18 at bats. His OPS+ is 227 while his slugging percentage is at .611. The Twins have 55 hits, including 18 doubles and 3 home runs. Minnesota has walked 18 times so far this season and they have struck out 53 times as a unit. They have left 45 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 28 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 5-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Zach Eflin has a 1-0 record and a 0.80 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He's allowing 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at -0.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 25 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 51 base knocks and 24 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 25 hitters and struck out 58 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .280, good for 4th in the league. The Phillies hold a .510 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .404, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .481. He has 6 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 159. Maikel Franco is hitting .389 this season and he has an OBP of .593. He has collected 7 hits in 18 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 294 and a slugging percentage of .944. The Phillies as a unit have 56 base hits, including 14 doubles and 10 homers. Philadelphia has walked 40 times this year and they have struck out on 53 occasions. They have had 46 men left on base and have an OPS of .914. They have scored 8.17 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies -121
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