Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-105) Minnesota (-116)
J.A. Happ and the Minnesota Twins (32-43, 5th in AL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (41-32, 2nd in AL Central) at Target Field on Sunday. The Twins open this contest at -116 while the Indians are coming in at -105. The over/under has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Eli Morgan and J.A. Happ.
Cleveland has a slugging rate of .389 and have struck out 602 times, while taking a walk on 210 occasions. They have earned 300 RBI's as well as 539 base knocks so far this season, while their batting average sits at .226. The Indians have accounted for 101 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 88 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 317 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .296. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are recording 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 15th in the league.
Indians pitchers have surrendered 88 long balls and 314 total runs (13th in the league). They have walked 260 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.07 as a squad over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.27. The Indians have an earned run average of 4.17 over the course of the season (16th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 707 batters.
The Indians relievers have earned a save rate of 81.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 62 save situations. The relievers have inherited 87 base runners this season and 29.9% of those runners earned a run for their team. Indians bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 65 times in addition to having 70 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have sent 241 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relievers have 33 holds for the season (18th in MLB). They have 22 saves on the year and have blown 5 out of their 27 save opportunities.
The Indians have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,730 innings, which has them sitting at 17th in baseball. The Cleveland Indians have accumulated 1,910 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 622 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which puts them in 12th in pro baseball, and they have turned 503 double plays.
Morgan has taken the ball for 11 innings and has earned 15 strikeouts so far in his career. Morgan (0-2 career record) sits with a FIP of 5.89 and he has faced 54 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 10.32 (13 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.676. He has surrendered 17 base knocks (13.5 hits per nine innings) with 2 free passes.
Minnesota has knocked in 108 HRs on the campaign to go along with 323 runs batted in. They have notched 128 doubles, while walking 239 times as well as putting up 346 runs. The Minnesota Twins hold a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .246 for the season. The Twins hold a team slugging percentage of .432 and they are recording 4.61 runs per contest (11th in baseball). They have been rung up on 653 occasions (18th in the league) and have earned a total of 626 hits.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.352 and have a FIP of 4.71 as a team this season. They sit at 26th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 662. The Minnesota pitching staff have relinquished 400 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.90 (358 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 (610 strikeouts vs 228 walks). They have allowed 114 homers and they allow 5.47 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league).
Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 59.8% out of their 82 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 90 times in high leverage situations and on 59 occasions with runners on base. With 73 save situations, the Twins have compiled 43 holds and also 11 blown saves. They rank 15th in the league holding a save percentage of 63.3%, and they have sent 249 relievers onto the field for the year. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 30 save opportunities and they have tallied 19 saves.
In their 5,925 innings on the field, the Twins have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.6% (22nd in the majors). The Minnesota Twins have turned 67 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (28th in professional baseball). The Twins have racked up 673 assists, 53 errors and have a tally of 1,975 putouts so far this year.
During his MLB career, Happ has surrendered 1,719 base knocks while he has tallied 1,587 K's in 1,806 innings. Happ (126-95 record in his career) has a 4.06 ERA while allowing 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 814 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.308 and a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.47 and he has faced 7,666 opposing hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-105)
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