Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/11/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (+104) Twins (-114)
Target Field is the site where Byron Buxton and the Minnesota Twins (27-18, 2nd in AL Central) will play the Cleveland Indians (26-18, 3rd in AL Central) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Indians coming in at +104 and the Twins are at -114. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Shane Bieber and Kenta Maeda.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/9/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/9/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/8/2020 Jorge Alcala RP Leg Probable for Sep 11
9/6/2020 Homer Bailey SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/5/2020 Alex Avila C Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/4/2020 Max Kepler RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/31/2020 Mitch Garver C Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 26-18 overall record this season. Bieber has taken the mound for 386 innings and has totaled 471 punchouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.36 (144 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.108. He has surrendered 351 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 77 free passes. Bieber (33-13 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.04 and he has faced 1,563 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.96 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the bullpen and they've struck out 147 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.84. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 308 base hits and 122 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 106 batters and struck out 437. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.29.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .228, good for 24th in the league. The Indians hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Franmil Reyes is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .380. He has 48 hits this season in 153 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 139. Jose Ramirez is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 159 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Indians have 321 hits, including 61 doubles and 43 home runs. Cleveland has walked 176 times so far this season and they have struck out 375 times as a unit. They have left 299 men on base and have a team OPS of .688. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 178 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his pro baseball career, Maeda has given up 527 base knocks while he has totaled 697 strikeouts in 637 innings. He has given up a total of 268 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.119 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His SO/W ratio is 3.75 and he has faced 2,610 opposing batters thus far in his career. Maeda (51-36 career record) is the owner of a 3.79 ERA and has conceded 7.4 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 204 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 335 base knocks and 157 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 397 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Byron Buxton comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .244. He has 21 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .471 with an OPS+ of 91. Miguel Sano is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 33 hits in 137 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .547. The Twins as a unit have 359 base hits, including 56 doubles and 63 homers. Minnesota has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 380 occasions. They have had 289 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 204 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians (+104)
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