Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-105) Twins (-115)
Target Field is the venue where Nelson Cruz and the Minnesota Twins (5-2, 1st in AL Central) will play the Cleveland Indians (5-3, 2nd in AL Central) on Sunday. The odds on this contest have the Indians priced at -105 and the Twins are at -115. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Civale and Homer Bailey.
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
8/1/2020 Lewis Thorpe RP Leg Probable for Aug 1
7/31/2020 Josh Donaldson 3B Calf Probable for Aug 1
7/30/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 5-3 overall record this season. Civale has pitched in 63 frames and has earned 55 punchouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 2.42 (17 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.076. He has surrendered 51 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 17 free passes. Civale (4-4 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.34 while he has gone up against 253 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.14 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .161 against the bullpen and they've struck out 22 hitters and walked 6 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 5.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 12.1 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 1.83. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 42 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 86. They have walked 1.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 12.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.78 and their FIP as a unit is 2.02.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .230, good for 14th in the league. The Indians hold a .341 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .464. He has 6 hits this season in 21 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 151. Francisco Lindor is hitting .207 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .233. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 29 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Indians have 50 hits, including 6 doubles and 6 home runs. Cleveland has walked 26 times so far this season and they have struck out 56 times as a unit. They have left 46 men on base and have a team OPS of .669. They score 3.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 24 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 5-2 overall mark this year. During his pro baseball career, Bailey has surrendered 1,453 hits and he has 1,154 K's in 1,398 innings. He has allowed 709 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.370 and a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 and he has gone up against 6,026 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Bailey (81-86 career mark) is the owner of a 4.56 earned run average while giving up 9.4 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 36 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 46 base knocks and 22 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 20 hitters and struck out 54 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .360. He has 8 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 24 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .833 with an OPS+ of 226. Luis Arraez is hitting .389 this season and he has an OBP of .421. He has collected 7 hits in 18 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Twins as a unit have 45 base hits, including 5 doubles and 10 homers. Minnesota has walked 15 times this year and they have struck out on 52 occasions. They have had 28 men left on base and have an OPS of .686. They have scored 6 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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