Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/13/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (+123) Twins (-133)
Franmil Reyes and the Cleveland Indians (26-19, 3rd in AL Central) travel to Target Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (28-18, 2nd in AL Central). The moneyline on this matchup has the Indians coming in at +123 and the Twins are at -133. The O/U opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Triston McKenzie and Michael Pineda.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/9/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/12/2020 Sergio Romo RP Suspension Suspended until Sep 13
9/11/2020 Luis Arraez 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/9/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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 26-19 overall record this season. McKenzie has thrown 21 innings and has totaled 26 strikeouts. His ERA is 2.57 (6 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.762. He has conceded 11 hits (4.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 5 free passes. McKenzie (2-0 win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.30 and he has faced 76 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 151 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.04. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 326 base hits and 136 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 456. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.40.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .225, good for 27th in the league. The Indians hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Franmil Reyes is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 49 hits this season in 161 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 133. Jose Ramirez is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 163 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .491. The Indians have 330 hits, including 63 doubles and 44 home runs. Cleveland has walked 180 times so far this season and they have struck out 390 times as a unit. They have left 308 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 180 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his MLB career, Pineda has surrendered 802 hits while he has accumulated 839 K's in 839 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 375 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.180 and a FIP of 3.7. His SO/W ratio is 4.46 and he has gone up against 3,470 hitters during his MLB career. Pineda (52-46 career record) has a 4.02 earned run average and has conceded 8.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 167 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 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 341 base knocks and 158 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 404 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Byron Buxton comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .247. He has 22 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 90 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 99. Miguel Sano is hitting .236 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 33 hits in 140 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .536. The Twins as a unit have 364 base hits, including 57 doubles and 65 homers. Minnesota has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 391 occasions. They have had 293 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 207 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians (+123)
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