Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/6/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+180) Twins (-196)
Target Field is the venue where Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (24-16, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (17-19, 4th in AL Central) on Sunday. The Twins open this matchup at -196 while the Tigers are coming in at +180. The O/U is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Casey Mize and Rich Hill.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/5/2020 Daz Cameron CF Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
9/5/2020 Harold Castro 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
9/4/2020 Niko Goodrum SS Abdomen Probable for Sep 5
9/2/2020 JaCoby Jones CF Hand Out for the season
9/1/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/1/2020 Jordan Zimmermann SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/27/2020 Alex Faedo SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/19/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/7/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/4/2020 Luis Arraez 2B Kneecap Probable for Sep 5
9/4/2020 Max Kepler RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/4/2020 Zack Littell RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/4/2020 Cody Stashak RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/4/2020 Alex Avila C Back Probable for Sep 5
8/31/2020 Mitch Garver C Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
8/29/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/22/2020 Homer Bailey SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 17-19 overall record this season. Mize has taken the hill for 10 innings and has totaled 13 punchouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 7.06 (8 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.765. He has allowed 14 base hits (12.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 4 free passes. Mize (0-1 win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 6.83 while going up against 55 opposing hitters. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 139 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.34. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 309 base hits and 182 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 277. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 5.08.
As a team Detroit is hitting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Tigers hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jeimer Candelario is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 35 hits this season in 119 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 127. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 132 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Tigers have 297 hits, including 57 doubles and 46 home runs. Detroit has walked 92 times so far this season and they have struck out 346 times as a unit. They have left 208 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 171 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 24-16 overall mark this year. Hill (66-43 career record) has a 3.82 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.65 and he has gone up against 4,004 opposing hitters thus far in his career. During his career, Hill has given up 788 base knocks while totaling 1,014 punchouts in 953 frames. He has conceded 405 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.229 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 174 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 299 base knocks and 134 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 115 hitters and struck out 345 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .327. He has 43 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 149 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .403 with an OPS+ of 101. Eddie Rosario is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .305. He has collected 33 hits in 138 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Twins as a unit have 311 base hits, including 46 doubles and 54 homers. Minnesota has walked 126 times this year and they have struck out on 347 occasions. They have had 258 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 175 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins (-196)
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