Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+110) Minnesota (-135)
Sam Hentges and the Cleveland Indians (41-31, 2nd in AL Central) are headed to Target Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (31-43, 5th in AL Central). The Indians open this game at +110 while the Twins are priced at -135. The O/U is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Sam Hentges and Kenta Maeda.
Cleveland is slugging .387 and have struck out 598 times, while being walked on 208 occasions. They have tallied 293 runs batted in as well as 532 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average is at .227. The Indians have tallied 101 doubles as a squad and have knocked 84 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 310 runs and hold an OBP of .296. As a team, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 17th in the league.
Indians pitchers have relinquished 87 home runs and 306 total runs (13th in baseball). They have walked 259 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.08 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.71 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.27. The Indians are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.11 so far this season (15th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 702 hitters.
Indians bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 64 times as well as having 69 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 33 holds on the season (18th in the league). The Indians relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 81.5% and has entered the game in 62 save situations. They have recorded 22 saves so far this year and have blown 5 of their 27 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 85 runners so far this year and 29.4% of those players earned a run for their team. The Indians have dispatched 237 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Indians have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,658 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 16th in baseball. The Cleveland Indians have earned a total of 1,886 putouts so far this season, in addition to 611 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them ranked 14th in baseball, and have accumulated 495 double plays.
Hentges (1-1 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.36 and he has gone up against 152 hitters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 45 hits (12.5 hits per nine innings) with 16 walks. His ERA is 6.40 (23 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.887. Hentges has thrown 32 innings and is sitting with 37 strikeouts in his career.
Minnesota has accounted for 107 home runs this season to go along with 315 runs batted in. They have recorded 126 doubles, while walking 238 times and racking up 338 runs. The Minnesota Twins have accounted for an on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a team batting average of .245 this year. The Twins hold a team slugging % of .430 and they are recording 4.57 runs per outing (12th in baseball). They have struck out on 648 occasions (18th in baseball) and have notched a total of 615 hits.
The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 393 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.89 (353 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 110 long balls and they relinquish 5.45 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.357 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.66 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.68 (606 strikeouts vs 226 walks). They rank 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 655.
Minnesota has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 29 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves. They sit at 16th in the league holding a save percentage of 62.1%, and they have sent 245 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 90 times in high leverage situations in addition to 59 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relievers have an inherited score rate of 59.8% of 82 inherited runners. With 70 save situations, the Twins have accumulated 41 holds and also 11 blown saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 67 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (28th in MLB). The Twins have accrued 662 assists, 52 errors and have a total of 1,948 putouts this year. Out of their 5,844 innings on the diamond, the Twins hold a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (23rd in professional baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Maeda has allowed 600 base knocks while tallying 771 punch outs in 707 frames. Maeda (56-38 career win-loss record) holds a 3.83 ERA while surrendering 7.6 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 301 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.135 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.80 and he has gone up against 2,907 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+110)
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