Minnesota Twins vs Milwaukee Brewers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/11/2020
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Twins (-114) Brewers (+104)
Nelson Cruz and the Minnesota Twins (10-6, 1st in AL Central) travel to Miller Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Brewers (6-7, 2nd in NL Central). The Brewers open this game at +104 while the Twins are priced at -114. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Jorge Alcala and Josh Lindblom.
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
8/10/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/8/2020 Ryan Braun DH Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/4/2020 Angel Perdomo RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 10-6 overall record this season. Alcala has thrown 6 innings and has totaled 9 punchouts. His ERA is 2.90 (2 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 0.968. He has conceded 4 base knocks (5.8 hits per 9 innings) with 2 walks. Alcala (0-0) has a FIP of 3.36 and he has gone up against 25 hitters. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 112 base hits and 54 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 52 batters and struck out 133. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .231, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Nelson Cruz is hitting .361 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 22 hits this season in 61 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .607 and an OPS+ of 185. Jorge Polanco is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 60 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .350. The Twins have 119 hits, including 15 doubles and 25 home runs. Minnesota has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 133 times as a unit. They have left 91 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 78 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his career, Lindblom has allowed 147 base hits while he has earned 143 punchouts in 155 frames. He has surrendered 71 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.366 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 and he has faced 665 hitters so far in his MLB career. Lindblom (6-8 record in his career) holds a 4.12 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 71 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 92 base knocks and 47 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 45 hitters and struck out 133 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .216, good for 22nd in the league. The Brewers hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .149 with an OBP of .286. He has 7 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 47 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 107. Keston Hiura is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 13 hits in 52 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Brewers as a unit have 93 base hits, including 17 doubles and 12 homers. Milwaukee has walked 52 times this year and they have struck out on 141 occasions. They have had 90 men left on base and have an OPS of .663. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 52 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers (+104)
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