Minnesota Twins vs Milwaukee Brewers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/10/2020
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Twins (-110) Brewers (+100)
Miller Park is the venue where Keston Hiura and the Milwaukee Brewers (5-7, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the Minnesota Twins (10-5, 1st in AL Central) on Monday. The odds on this matchup have the Twins coming in at -110 and the Brewers are at +100. The O/U opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Randy Dobnak and Adrian Houser.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
8/9/2020 Homer Bailey SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2020 Josh Donaldson 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/6/2020 Willians Astudillo C Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/4/2020 Rich Hill SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/1/2020 Zack Littell RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/8/2020 Ryan Braun DH Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/6/2020 Luis Urias 2B Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/4/2020 Angel Perdomo RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
7/21/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 10-5 overall record this season. Dobnak has taken the ball for 43 frames and has earned 31 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 1.25 (6 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.044. He has conceded 36 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 9 free passes. Dobnak (4-2 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 2.90 and he has faced 174 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 76 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 104 base hits and 50 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 47 batters and struck out 127. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .232, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 17 hits this season in 56 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 104. Nelson Cruz is hitting .351 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 57 at bats. His OPS+ is 182 while his slugging percentage is at .614. The Twins have 112 hits, including 14 doubles and 25 home runs. Minnesota has walked 50 times so far this season and they have struck out 123 times as a unit. They have left 84 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 76 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 5-7 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Houser has surrendered 121 base hits while he has totaled 134 strikeouts in 139 innings. He has allowed a total of 52 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.237 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 and he has faced 571 hitters so far in his MLB career. Houser (7-7 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.37 ERA while giving up 7.8 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 84 base knocks and 44 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 42 hitters and struck out 126 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .210, good for 25th in the league. The Brewers hold a .332 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. Keston Hiura comes into this matchup batting .213 with an OBP of .296. He has 10 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 47 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .362 with an OPS+ of 85. Christian Yelich is hitting .114 this season and he has an OBP of .235. He has collected 5 hits in 44 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 60 and a slugging percentage of .341. The Brewers as a unit have 83 base hits, including 16 doubles and 10 homers. Milwaukee has walked 45 times this year and they have struck out on 132 occasions. They have had 80 men left on base and have an OPS of .636. They have scored 3.58 runs per game and totaled 43 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins (-110)
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