Cincinnati Reds vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Tyler Mahle and the Cincinnati Reds (35-31, 3rd in NL Central) are headed to Target Field on Monday where they'll meet the Minnesota Twins (27-41, 5th in AL Central).
As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are compiling 5.1 runs per outing, which has them at 4th in MLB. They are sitting with 333 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .328. The Reds have accounted for 115 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 91 balls out of the park. They have 319 runs batted in in addition to 555 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average is at .248. Cincinnati owns a slugging percentage of .426 and have struck out 572 times, while being walked on 226 occasions.
The Reds hold a team earned run average of 4.68 so far this year (23rd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 654 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.36 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. Reds pitchers have given up 79 home runs and 333 total runs (24th in the league). They have walked 277 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.24 as a team on the year.
Reds relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 77 times and also have had 67 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 24 holds on the campaign (28th in the league). The Reds relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 64.0% and has entered the game in 50 save situations. They have earned 16 saves this season and have blown 9 of 25 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 115 base runners on the season with 42.6% of those players ended up scoring. The Reds have dispatched 238 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Reds have transformed 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,301 innings, which has them sitting 20th in professional baseball. The Cincinnati Reds have a total of 1,767 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 575 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which puts them in 18th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 412 double plays.
Mahle (20-27 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.42 while facing 1,660 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 372 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 142 walks. His earned run average is 4.43 (189 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.340. Mahle has pitched in 383 innings and is sitting with 403 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Twins hold a slugging % of .430 and they are scoring 4.54 runs per outing (11th in the league). They have hit 116 two-baggers, while taking a walk 216 times and recording 309 runs. Minnesota has accumulated 99 HRs this season as well as 289 RBIs. They have struck out on 592 occasions (17th in baseball) and have tallied 557 hits. The Minnesota Twins are sitting with an OBP of .314 in addition to a batting average of .244 on the season.
The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 365 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 5.01 (329 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 102 long balls and they concede 5.56 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.369 in addition to having a FIP of 4.69 as a pitching staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.71 (558 strikeouts against 206 walks). They come in at 27th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 603.
Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 60.8% of 74 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 72 times in high leverage situations and also on 52 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 62 save situations, the Twins have earned 37 holds and 10 blown saves. They rank 19th in MLB with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 219 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 25 save opportunities and they have walked away with 15 saves.
In 5,322 innings on the field, the Twins have a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (24th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 63 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (27th in MLB). The Twins have recorded 596 assists, 48 errors and have earned 1,774 putouts this season.
Happ (126-95 career record) has earned a 4.05 ERA while allowing 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.48 and he has gone up against 7,643 batters during his career. He has allowed 811 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.305 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. In his pro baseball career, Happ has surrendered 1,714 hits while he has earned 1,583 strikeouts in 1,801 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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