Cincinnati Reds vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+100) Minnesota (-125)
Bailey Ober and the Minnesota Twins (30-41, 4th in AL Central) play the Cincinnati Reds (35-35, 3rd in NL Central) at Target Field on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Reds priced at +100 and the Twins are at -125. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Wade Miley and Bailey Ober.
The Reds have accumulated 120 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 92 baseballs out of the park. Cincinnati has a slugging % of .419 and have struck out 608 times, while taking a walk on 237 occasions. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are compiling 4.9 runs per contest, which is 7th in the league. They have tallied 332 RBI's as well as 588 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate sits at .248. They have tallied 346 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .327.
The Reds have compiled a team earned run average of 4.77 for the year (24th in the league), and the staff has rung up 686 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Reds pitchers have conceded 88 home runs and 357 total runs (25th in the league). They have walked 293 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.36 as a squad this year.
The Reds bullpen have recorded a save rate of 61.5% and has come into the game in 51 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 117 base runners so far this season with 41.9% of those runners crossed the plate. Reds pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 78 times as well as having 70 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have sent 250 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen have earned 24 holds for the season (28th in MLB). They have compiled 16 saves this year and have blown 10 out of their 26 chances to save the game.
The Reds have converted 69.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,592 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 20th in professional baseball. The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with 1,864 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 601 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which is 24th in professional baseball, and have earned 439 double plays.
Miley (91-89 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.08 while facing 6,376 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 1,522 base knocks (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 518 free passes. His earned run average is 4.18 (690 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.372. Miley has pitched in 1,486 innings and has accumulated 1,183 strikeouts in his career.
Minnesota has hit 102 HRs on the season as well as 301 RBIs. They have hit 121 doubles, while getting a free base 227 times as well as notching 323 runs. The Minnesota Twins have earned a team OBP of .314 in addition to a team batting average of .244 on the year. The Twins hold a slugging percentage of .429 and they average 4.55 runs per contest (11th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 618 occasions (19th in the league) and have totaled 585 hits.
The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 374 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.90 (337 earned runs allowed). They have given up 106 homers and they yield 5.44 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.350 in addition to having a FIP of 4.67 as a pitching staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.75 (580 strikeouts vs 211 bases on balls). They are sitting at 26th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 625.
With 70 save situations, the Twins have earned 41 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 29 save chances and they have tallied 18 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 81 times in high leverage situations and also on 53 occasions with runners on. Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 60.8% of 74 inherited runners. They are ranked 17th in MLB with a save rate of 62.1%, and they have dispatched 230 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
Out of their 5,574 innings on the field, the Twins are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.4% (23rd in the majors). The Minnesota Twins have turned 65 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in MLB). The Twins have racked up 623 assists, 50 errors and have 1,858 putouts on the season.
So far in his MLB career, Ober has allowed 18 base hits while accumulating 21 punch outs in 17 frames. Ober (0-0 career win-loss record) holds a 3.71 ERA while allowing 9.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 7 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.176 and having a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 10.50 and he has gone up against 69 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-125)
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