Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/30/2020
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-110) Twins (+100)
Cesar Hernandez and the Cleveland Indians (4-1, 1st in AL Central) go to Target Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (3-1, 2nd in AL Central). The Indians open this game at -110 while the Twins are coming in at +100. The O/U opens at 9. The men taking the mound are Shane Bieber and Jose Berrios.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/29/2020 Roberto Perez C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/28/2020 Delino DeShields CF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/25/2020 Tyler Naquin RF Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
7/27/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/26/2020 Lewis Thorpe RP Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
Useful Pitching Statistics
Bieber has thrown 335 innings and is sitting with 391 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.65 (136 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.146. He has given up 320 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 64 walks. Bieber (27-13 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.23 while he has gone up against 1,367 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.20 and they have given up 9 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .150 against the bullpen and they've struck out 18 hitters and walked 4 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.9 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 1.96. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 34 base hits and 10 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 7 batters and struck out 61. They have walked 1.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.89 and their FIP as a unit is 2.51.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .239, good for 15th in the league. The Indians hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .375 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 6 hits this season in 16 at bats with 1 run batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 134. Jose Ramirez is hitting .368 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .455. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 19 at bats. His OPS+ is 232 while his slugging percentage is at .789. The Indians have 37 hits, including 6 doubles and 5 home runs. Cleveland has walked 18 times so far this season and they have struck out 39 times as a unit. They have left 31 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 22 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his career, Berrios has allowed 565 base hits and he has 586 strikeouts in 600 frames. He has given up a total of 284 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.268 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.99 and he has faced 2,555 batters so far in his MLB career. Berrios (43-34 career record) has a 4.26 ERA and has given up 8.5 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.29 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 24 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 36 base knocks and 20 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 14 hitters and struck out 38 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 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 5.49.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 5th in the league. The Twins hold a .482 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Luis Arraez comes into this matchup batting .417 with an OBP of .417. He has 5 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 12 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 136. Nelson Cruz is hitting .412 this season and he has an OBP of .444. He has collected 7 hits in 17 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 301 and a slugging percentage of 1.059. The Twins as a unit have 37 base hits, including 4 doubles and 9 homers. Minnesota has walked 12 times this year and they have struck out on 26 occasions. They have had 19 men left on base and have an OPS of .807. They have scored 8.25 runs per game and totaled 33 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians (-110)
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