Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Brewers (+152) Twins (-165)
Target Field is the site where Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins (14-8, 1st in AL Central) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (10-10, 2nd in NL Central) on Tuesday. The Brewers open this contest at +152 while the Twins are priced at -165. The total has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Corbin Burnes and Kenta Maeda.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/13/2020 Justin Grimm RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/13/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
8/16/2020 Rich Hill SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/14/2020 Josh Donaldson 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/13/2020 Cody Stashak RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/9/2020 Homer Bailey SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 10-10 overall record this season. Burnes (8-5 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.84 while facing 453 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.68 (65 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.427. He has surrendered 105 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 42 free passes. Burnes has pitched in 103 frames and has earned 129 punchouts so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 64 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .173 against the bullpen and they've struck out 122 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 151 base hits and 83 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 74 batters and struck out 220. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .221, good for 26th in the league. The Brewers hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Eric Sogard is hitting .196 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 11 hits this season in 56 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .232 and an OPS+ of 58. Keston Hiura is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .284. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 80 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Brewers have 148 hits, including 28 doubles and 21 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 62 times so far this season and they have struck out 202 times as a unit. They have left 126 men on base and have a team OPS of .666. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 80 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 14-8 overall mark this year. During his pro baseball career, Maeda has allowed 513 base hits and he has 662 K's in 612 innings. He has conceded 260 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.135 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.64 and he has faced 2,517 hitters in his MLB career. Maeda (50-35 career win-loss mark) has a 3.82 ERA and has surrendered 7.5 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 74 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 103 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 154 base knocks and 72 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 60 hitters and struck out 184 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .213 with an OBP of .289. He has 16 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 75 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 111. Byron Buxton is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .254. He has collected 14 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .536. The Twins as a unit have 167 base hits, including 20 doubles and 35 homers. Minnesota has walked 72 times this year and they have struck out on 192 occasions. They have had 132 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 108 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers (+152)
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