Minnesota Twins vs Milwaukee Brewers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Twins (-145) Brewers (+125)
Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (11-6, 1st in AL Central) are headed to Miller Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Brewers (6-8, 3rd in NL Central). The Twins open this game at -145 while the Brewers are coming in at +125. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Kenta Maeda and Eric Lauer.
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
8/4/2020 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 11-6 overall record this season. Maeda has taken the ball for 606 frames and has tallied 657 punchouts in his career. His ERA is 3.83 (258 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.137. He has surrendered 508 hits (7.5 hits per nine innings) with 181 free passes. Maeda (49-35 career mark) has a FIP of 3.73 while he has faced 2,491 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 83 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 120 base hits and 56 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 53 batters and struck out 141. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .229, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 18 hits this season in 64 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .344 and an OPS+ of 88. Nelson Cruz is hitting .344 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 64 at bats. His OPS+ is 172 while his slugging percentage is at .578. The Twins have 126 hits, including 15 doubles and 26 home runs. Minnesota has walked 54 times so far this season and they have struck out 145 times as a unit. They have left 97 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 82 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his pro baseball career, Lauer has conceded 291 base hits while he has tallied 246 strikeouts in 267 frames. He has conceded a total of 134 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.468 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.44 and he has faced 1,183 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Lauer (14-18 career mark) has earned a 4.52 ERA and has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .175 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 79 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 99 base knocks and 51 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 47 hitters and struck out 145 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .217, good for 26th in the league. The Brewers hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Keston Hiura comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .333. He has 15 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 56 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 128. Christian Yelich is hitting .157 this season and he has an OBP of .283. He has collected 8 hits in 51 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .451. The Brewers as a unit have 101 base hits, including 19 doubles and 13 homers. Milwaukee has walked 53 times this year and they have struck out on 149 occasions. They have had 97 men left on base and have an OPS of .661. They have scored 3.86 runs per game and totaled 54 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers (+125)
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