Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+125) Minnesota (-185)
Kenta Maeda and the Minnesota Twins (5-4, 3rd in AL Central) play the Boston Red Sox (6-3, 1st in AL East) at Target Field on Tuesday. The Red Sox open this game at +125 while the Twins are coming in at -185. The over/under is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Nathan Eovaldi and Kenta Maeda.
As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 6.4 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 2nd in MLB. They have tallied 58 runs scored and hold an OBP of .339. The Red Sox have accrued 25 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 13 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 51 RBI's in addition to 93 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is .283. Boston is slugging .477 and have been called out on strikes 78 times, while taking a walk on 23 occasions.
Red Sox pitchers have conceded 6 home runs and also 43 total runs (13th in MLB). They have walked 40 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.29 as a squad this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.40 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Red Sox have compiled a team ERA of 4.13 so far this year (16th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 96 hitters.
The Red Sox have dispatched 34 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 17 runners so far this year and 41.2% of them crossed home plate. They have earned 1 save for the year and have blown 1 of 2 save chances. The Red Sox relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 6 save situations. The relief pitchers have 4 holds for the year (13th in the league). Red Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 12 times in addition to having 9 appearances in high leverage situations.
Eovaldi has thrown 978 frames and is sitting with 773 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Eovaldi (51-57 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.95 and he has gone up against 4,176 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.23 (460 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.351. He has allowed 1,017 base knocks (9.4 hits per 9 innings) with 305 walks.
Minnesota has compiled 13 home runs for the year as well as 52 runs batted in. They have notched 22 doubles, while taking a walk 36 times as well as putting up 55 runs. The Minnesota Twins have recorded a team on-base percentage of .341 as well as a team batting average of .262 for the year. The Twins hold a team slugging % of .457 and they are recording 6.11 runs per contest (4th in MLB). They have been rung up on 99 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have totaled 85 hits.
The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 34 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 2.85 (26 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 11 home runs and they relinquish 3.72 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.107 and have a FIP of 3.44 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 4.85 (97 strikeouts against 20 bases on balls). They rank 14th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 71.
With 14 save situations, the Twins have tallied 9 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Minnesota has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 5 save opportunities and they have recorded 3 saves. Their relievers have come in 17 times in high leverage situations and on 5 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 50.0% of 4 inherited runners. They are ranked 15th in baseball holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 31 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season.
So far in his career, Maeda has allowed 553 base hits while earning 732 K's in 666 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 276 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.117 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.83 and he has gone up against 2,724 opposing hitters in his career. Maeda (54-36 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.73 ERA while conceding 7.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-185)
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