Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/27/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Twins (-175) Tigers (+161)
Jonathan Schoop and the Detroit Tigers (12-16, 4th in AL Central) play the Minnesota Twins (20-11, 1st in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Thursday. The Twins open this contest at -175 while the Tigers are coming in at +161. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Randy Dobnak and Matthew Boyd.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
8/26/2020 Mitch Garver C Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/25/2020 Tyler Clippard RP Elbow Probable for Aug 26
8/25/2020 Josh Donaldson 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/22/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/22/2020 Zack Littell RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/22/2020 Homer Bailey SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/20/2020 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/19/2020 Cody Stashak RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/26/2020 JaCoby Jones CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/25/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/19/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 Harold Castro 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/7/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/18/2020 Jordan Zimmermann SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 20-11 overall record this season. Dobnak (7-2 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.53 while he has gone up against 237 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 1.70 (11 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.082. He has conceded 51 hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 12 free passes. Dobnak has taken the ball for 58 innings and has earned 39 punchouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 147 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 229 base hits and 104 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 88 batters and struck out 270. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 33 hits this season in 117 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .376 and an OPS+ of 92. Eddie Rosario is hitting .241 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .309. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 112 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Twins have 247 hits, including 39 doubles and 44 home runs. Minnesota has walked 108 times so far this season and they have struck out 274 times as a unit. They have left 204 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 145 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 12-16 overall mark this year. Boyd (31-51 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.08 ERA and has surrendered 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.11 and he has gone up against 2,903 hitters so far in his MLB career. In his career, Boyd has allowed 688 hits while he has accumulated 665 strikeouts in 673 frames. He has allowed 380 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.340 and having a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 116 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.83. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 255 base knocks and 158 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 91 hitters and struck out 216 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 5.24.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 21st in the league. The Tigers hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .319. He has 30 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 105 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 122. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .198 this season and he has an OBP of .297. He has collected 20 hits in 101 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 70 and a slugging percentage of .327. The Tigers as a unit have 218 base hits, including 45 doubles and 39 homers. Detroit has walked 74 times this year and they have struck out on 285 occasions. They have had 157 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 130 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers (+161) and over 9.5 runs
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