Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/19/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Brewers (+139) Twins (-150)
Target Field is the venue where Byron Buxton and the Minnesota Twins (15-8, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (10-10, 2nd in NL Central) on Wednesday. The Brewers open this game at +139 while the Twins are priced at -150. The over/under opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Brett Anderson and Rich Hill.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/13/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/13/2020 Justin Grimm RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
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. Anderson has taken the mound for 1,008 innings and has 691 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.06 (455 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.338. He has allowed 1,079 base knocks (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has 270 walks. Anderson (59-63 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.01 while he has faced 4,271 opposing batters during his time in the majors. 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 12th 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 18th 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 4.16.
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 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Keston Hiura is hitting .225 with an on-base percentage of .284. He has 18 hits this season in 80 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 92. Eric Sogard is hitting .196 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 56 at bats. His OPS+ is 56 while his slugging percentage is at .232. 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 15-8 overall mark this year. Hill (66-42 career record) holds a 3.80 earned run average while conceding 7.4 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.69 and he has gone up against 3,954 opposing batters so far in his career. Thus far in his career, Hill has allowed 777 hits while he has earned 1,006 strikeouts in 942 frames. He has conceded 398 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.222 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.3 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 3.33. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 161 base knocks and 73 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 62 hitters and struck out 193 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Byron Buxton comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .254. He has 15 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 60 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 105. Eddie Rosario is hitting .228 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 18 hits in 79 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .494. The Twins as a unit have 176 base hits, including 21 doubles and 37 homers. Minnesota has walked 76 times this year and they have struck out on 199 occasions. They have had 139 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 112 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers (+139)
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