Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (+105) Twins (-115)
Carlos Santana and the Cleveland Indians (4-2, 2nd in AL Central) travel to Target Field on Friday where they'll meet the Minnesota Twins (4-1, 1st in AL Central). The Indians open this matchup at +105 while the Twins are priced at -115. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Mike Clevinger and Randy Dobnak.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/29/2020 Roberto Perez C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
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
7/30/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/26/2020 Lewis Thorpe RP Leg Probable for Jul 30
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 4-2 overall record this season. Clevinger has thrown 507 innings and has accumulated 569 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.19 (180 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.181. He has conceded 406 hits (7.2 hits per 9 innings) with 193 walks. Clevinger (41-21 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.54 and he has faced 2,069 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 11 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .162 against the bullpen and they've struck out 18 hitters and walked 5 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.13. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 39 base hits and 13 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 8 batters and struck out 72. They have walked 1.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.86 and their FIP as a unit is 2.35.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .231, good for 15th in the league. The Indians hold a .344 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .458. He has 5 hits this season in 18 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 155. Francisco Lindor is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .231. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 25 at bats. His OPS+ is 72 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Indians have 43 hits, including 6 doubles and 5 home runs. Cleveland has walked 21 times so far this season and they have struck out 49 times as a unit. They have left 38 men on base and have a team OPS of .668. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 22 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 4-1 overall mark this year. Dobnak (2-2 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 1.68 ERA while conceding 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.71 and he has gone up against 135 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. So far in his MLB career, Dobnak has conceded 30 base hits and he has 26 punchouts in 32 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 6 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.153 and having a FIP of 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 31 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 39 base knocks and 20 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 15 hitters and struck out 47 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 7th in the league. The Twins hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .381 with an OBP of .409. He has 8 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 21 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .952 with an OPS+ of 272. Luis Arraez is hitting .400 this season and he has an OBP of .438. He has collected 6 hits in 15 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .400. The Twins as a unit have 42 base hits, including 5 doubles and 10 homers. Minnesota has walked 15 times this year and they have struck out on 38 occasions. They have had 25 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 7.2 runs per game and totaled 36 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Twins (-115) and over the total runs
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