Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-135) Minnesota (-111)
Target Field is the venue where Kenta Maeda and the Minnesota Twins (5-4, 2nd in AL Central) will take on the Boston Red Sox (6-3, 1st in AL East) on Wednesday. The Twins open this game at -111 while the Red Sox are priced at -135. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Nathan Eovaldi and Kenta Maeda.
The Red Sox have hit 25 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 13 balls out of the stadium. Boston has a slugging % of .477 and have been called out on strikes 78 times, while taking a walk on 23 occasions. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 6.4 runs per game, which puts them at 2nd in the league. They have 51 RBI's and 93 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .283. They have 58 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .339.
The Red Sox have an ERA of 4.13 for the season (15th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 96 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.40 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. Red Sox pitchers have given up 6 home runs and 43 runs (14th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 40 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.28 as a team for the year.
Red Sox pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 12 times in addition to having 9 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 4 holds on the year (13th in baseball). The Red Sox relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 6 save situations. They have compiled 1 save so far this year and have blown 1 out of their 2 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 17 base runners on the campaign with 41.2% of those players crossed the plate. The Red Sox have sent 34 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
Eovaldi has taken the hill for 978 innings and has racked up 773 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Eovaldi (51-57 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.95 and he has faced 4,176 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.23 (460 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.351. He has conceded 1,017 base knocks (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 305 walks.
The Twins have a SLG% of .457 and they tally 6.11 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They have 22 two-baggers, while taking a walk 36 times as well as scoring 55 runs. Minnesota has recorded 13 home runs on the year as well as 52 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 99 occasions (9th in baseball) and have totaled 85 base hits. The Minnesota Twins have earned a team on-base percentage of .341 as well as a team batting average of .262 over the course of the season.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.107 with a FIP of 3.43 as a staff so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.85 (97 strikeouts vs 20 free passes). They come in at 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 71. They have given up 11 home runs and they relinquish 3.72 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 34 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 2.85 (26 earned runs conceded).
With 14 save situations, the Twins have compiled 9 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Minnesota has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 5 save chances and they have tallied 3 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 17 times in high leverage situations and also on 5 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score rate of 50.0% out of 4 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 16th in the league with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 31 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
Maeda (54-36 career mark) has earned a 3.73 earned run average and has given up 7.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.83 and he has faced 2,724 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded 276 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.117 and having a FIP of 3.6. So far in his MLB career, Maeda has given up 553 base knocks and he has 732 punch outs in 666 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (-111)
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