Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+115) Minnesota (-147)
Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians (57-59, 2nd in AL Central) go to Target Field on Monday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (51-66, 4th in AL Central). The line on this matchup has the Indians coming in at +115 and the Twins are at -147. The total has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Cal Quantrill and Griffin Jax.
Cleveland has a slugging % of .400 and have been called out on strikes 980 times, while drawing a walk on 323 occasions. They have accumulated 473 runs batted in as well as 875 hits this season, and their team batting average sits at .232. The Indians have compiled 170 two-baggers as a team and have hit 142 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 494 runs and have an OBP of .299. As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, which ranks them 19th in baseball.
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The Indians have an ERA of 4.57 for the season (22nd in the league), and they have struck out 1,031 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.61 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. Indians pitchers have conceded 154 long balls in addition to 539 runs in total (16th in the league). They have walked 395 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.45 as a team over the course of the season.
The Indians relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 97 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 152 runners this year with 36.8% of those players crossed home plate. Indians pitchers have come into the game with runners on 103 times as well as having 123 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have dispatched 385 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have accumulated 50 holds on the year (22nd in MLB). They have earned 30 saves for the season and have missed out on 15 out of their 45 chances to save the game.
The Cleveland Indians have notched a total of 2,995 putouts this season, in addition to 985 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which is 14th in the majors, and they have twisted 804 double plays. The Indians have turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,985 innings on the field, which ranks them 14th in the majors.
Quantrill (11-10 career record) holds a FIP of 4.08 while facing 988 batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 224 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 69 free passes. His earned run average is 3.91 (101 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.259. Quantrill has taken the hill for 232 innings and has totaled 196 punch outs during his career.
Minnesota has accumulated 168 home runs so far this season as well as 506 runs batted in. They have recorded 194 doubles, while taking a walk 389 times as well as earning 541 runs. The Minnesota Twins have tallied a team OBP of .317 and a batting average of .244 on the year. The Twins have a slugging percentage of .429 and they are earning 4.62 runs per outing (12th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,005 occasions (18th in the league) and have earned 962 base hits.
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.331 in addition to having a FIP of 4.63 as a squad so far this season. They come in at 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,018. The Minnesota pitching staff have surrendered 616 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.92 (559 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.80 (963 strikeouts vs 344 walks). They have conceded 174 long balls and they relinquish 5.42 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB).
Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 48.8% of 121 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 124 times in high leverage situations and on 93 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 105 save situations, the Twins have 60 holds and also 16 blown saves. They rank 9th in the league holding a save rate of 64.4%, and they have sent 372 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. Minnesota has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 45 save opportunities and they have come away with 29 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 106 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .981 (29th in MLB). The Twins have recorded 1,033 assists, 78 errors and have amassed 3,069 putouts so far this year. In 9,207 innings on the diamond, the Twins hold a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (24th in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Jax has allowed 33 hits while he has accumulated 32 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched. Jax (3-1 career record) is the owner of a 5.45 earned run average while giving up 7.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 23 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.211 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.46 and he has gone up against 160 batters during his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (-147) and under 9.5 runs
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