Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/7/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, September 7, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+179) Twins (-195)
Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers (17-20, 4th in AL Central) head to Target Field on Monday where they'll meet the Minnesota Twins (25-16, 3rd in AL Central). The Tigers open this contest at +179 while the Twins are priced at -195. The total is set at 9. The starting pitchers are Michael Fulmer and Michael Pineda.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/6/2020 Daz Cameron CF Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
9/6/2020 Niko Goodrum SS Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/6/2020 Harold Castro 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
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 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/7/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/5/2020 Alex Avila C Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/5/2020 Luis Arraez 2B Kneecap Probable for Sep 6
9/4/2020 Max Kepler RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/4/2020 Cody Stashak RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/4/2020 Zack Littell RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
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 17-20 overall record this season. Fulmer (24-31 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.12 and he has gone up against 1,963 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.94 (207 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.215. He has surrendered 438 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 137 free passes. Fulmer has taken the mound for 473 frames and has racked up 373 strikeouts in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 145 hitters and walked 51 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.3. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 316 base hits and 186 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 118 batters and struck out 287. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 5.04.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Tigers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 34 hits this season in 136 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .382 and an OPS+ of 91. Jeimer Candelario is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 123 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .488. The Tigers have 304 hits, including 57 doubles and 47 home runs. Detroit has walked 93 times so far this season and they have struck out 358 times as a unit. They have left 212 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 174 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 25-16 overall mark this year. Pineda (51-46 record in his career) has a 4.03 earned run average and has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.47 and he has faced 3,444 hitters in his career. In his career, Pineda has surrendered 799 hits while he has accumulated 831 punchouts in 832 frames. He has conceded 373 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.184 and having a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 187 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 306 base knocks and 137 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 116 hitters and struck out 357 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 17th in the league. The Twins hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .232 with an OBP of .297. He has 33 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 142 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .430 with an OPS+ of 97. Jorge Polanco is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 43 hits in 153 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .392. The Twins as a unit have 318 base hits, including 46 doubles and 55 homers. Minnesota has walked 129 times this year and they have struck out on 357 occasions. They have had 262 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.37 runs per game and totaled 179 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Twins (-195) and over 9 runs
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