Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+115) Minnesota (-147)
Jose Berrios and the Minnesota Twins (31-42, 5th in AL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (40-31, 2nd in AL Central) at Target Field on Thursday. The odds on this matchup have the Indians priced at +115 and the Twins are at -147. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Jean Carlos Mejia and Jose Berrios.
The Indians have accrued 101 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 84 balls out of the stadium. Cleveland is slugging .389 and have been called out on strikes 589 times, while drawing a walk on 205 occasions. As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which has them at 16th in baseball. They have tallied 289 runs batted in and 524 base knocks for the season, while their batting average comes in at .227. They have tallied 306 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .296.
The Indians have compiled a team ERA of 4.16 on the year (15th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 694 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 257 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.12 as a team this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.70 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. Indians pitchers have allowed 87 long balls and 305 total runs (13th in baseball).
The Indians have sent 234 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 85 base runners over the course of the season with 29.4% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have 21 saves on the campaign and have blown 5 of 26 save opportunities. The Indians relievers have recorded a save rate of 80.8% and stepped onto the hill in 60 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 32 holds this year (18th in the league). Indians pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 64 times and also have had 68 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Indians have accounted for 1,859 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 601 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 14th in MLB, and have accumulated 487 double plays. The Indians have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,577 innings on the field, ranking them 16th in professional baseball.
Mejia has pitched in 17 frames and is sitting with 16 strikeouts thus far in his career. Mejia (1-2 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.67 while he has faced 70 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 6.11 (12 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.245. He has surrendered 17 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 5 free passes.
Minnesota has 107 home runs this year and 315 RBIs. They have hit 125 two-baggers, while taking a walk 236 times and notching 337 runs. The Minnesota Twins have earned an on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .246 on the season. The Twins have a SLG% of .432 and they average 4.62 runs per contest (11th in the league). They have struck out on 640 occasions (18th in the league) and have tallied 609 hits.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.359 and have a FIP of 4.71 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 (597 strikeouts against 223 free passes). They come in at 27th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 647. They have surrendered 110 HR's and they concede 5.47 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB). The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 389 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.91 (349 earned runs surrendered).
Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 29 save opportunities and they have walked away with 18 saves. They are currently ranked 17th in MLB holding a save percentage of 62.1%, and they have sent 241 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relievers have taken the field 88 times in high leverage situations in addition to 58 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 58.2% out of their 79 inherited runners. Sitting with 70 save situations, the Twins have accumulated 41 holds in addition to 11 blown saves.
The Minnesota Twins have twisted 67 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (28th in pro baseball). The Twins have recorded 653 assists, 52 errors and have earned a total of 1,921 putouts this year. In their 5,763 innings on the field, the Twins have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.4% (23rd in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Berrios has conceded 685 base knocks and he has 740 punch outs in 743 innings pitched. He has allowed 340 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.248 and a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.06 and he has faced 3,145 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Berrios (55-40 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.12 earned run average and has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-147)
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