Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-111) Minnesota (-111)
Randy Dobnak and the Minnesota Twins (31-42, 5th in AL Central) play the Cleveland Indians (40-31, 2nd in AL Central) at Target Field on Friday. The Twins open this contest at -111 while the Indians are coming in at -111. The O/U is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Cal Quantrill and Randy Dobnak.
As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are earning 4.3 runs/g, which ranks them 17th in the league. They are sitting with 306 runs and have an OBP of .296. The Indians have compiled 101 doubles as a unit and have smacked 84 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 289 runs batted in in addition to 524 hits on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .227. Cleveland owns a slugging percentage of .389 and have been called out on strikes 589 times, while taking a walk on 205 occasions.
The Indians have an ERA of 4.16 so far this year (15th in the league), and they have struck out 694 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.70 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Indians pitchers have relinquished 87 long balls and also 305 runs (13th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 257 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.11 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Indians relief pitchers have a save rate of 80.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 60 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 85 base runners this year and 29.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. Indians relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 64 times in addition to having 68 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have sent 234 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have tallied 32 holds on the campaign (19th in baseball). They have compiled 21 saves so far this season and have missed out on 5 of 26 chances to save the game.
The Cleveland Indians have a total of 1,859 putouts for the season, in addition to 601 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 14th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 487 double plays. The Indians have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,577 innings, which ranks them 16th in the majors.
Quantrill has taken the ball for 177 innings and has tallied 154 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 4.05 (80 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.278. He has given up 177 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 50 free passes. Quantrill (8-10 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.09 while he has faced 760 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
Minnesota has tallied 107 HRs this season as well as 315 RBIs. They have hit 125 doubles, while getting a free base 236 times and putting up 337 runs. The Minnesota Twins have tallied a team OBP of .316 as well as a team batting average of .246 on the campaign. The Twins hold a team SLG% of .432 and they average 4.62 runs per contest (11th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 640 occasions (20th in MLB) and have earned 609 hits.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.359 with a FIP of 4.70 as a team this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.68 (597 strikeouts vs 223 walks). They rank 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 647. They have conceded 110 home runs and they relinquish 5.47 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 389 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.91 (349 earned runs yielded).
Minnesota has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 29 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves. They are ranked 16th in MLB holding a save rate of 62.1%, and they have sent 241 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 88 times in high leverage situations and on 58 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relievers have an inherited score percentage of 58.2% out of their 79 inherited base runners. Sitting with 70 save situations, the Twins have 41 holds and also 11 blown saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 67 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (28th in pro baseball). The Twins have 653 assists, 52 errors and have a total of 1,921 putouts during this campaign. In 5,763 innings played, the Twins have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (23rd in professional baseball).
Dobnak (9-11 career record) has earned a 4.85 ERA while allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 and he has faced 518 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 64 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.407 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. In his pro baseball career, Dobnak has surrendered 137 hits while he has earned 75 strikeouts in 118 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-111)
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