Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+150) Minnesota (-200)
Eli Morgan and the Cleveland Indians (57-59, 2nd in AL Central) go to Target Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Minnesota Twins (52-66, 4th in AL Central). The moneyline on this matchup has the Indians coming in at +150 and the Twins are at -200. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Eli Morgan and Bailey Ober.
Cleveland is slugging .402 and have been called out on strikes 990 times, while being walked on 326 occasions. They have earned 482 RBI's and 889 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .233. The Indians have tallied 173 doubles as a squad and have smacked 143 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 505 runs while holding a team OBP of .300. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 4.4 runs per contest, which is 18th in baseball.
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The Indians have a team ERA of 4.53 over the course of the season (20th in MLB), and they have rung up 1,044 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 395 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.41 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.64 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Indians pitchers have conceded 154 home runs and 539 total runs (15th in MLB).
Indians bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 103 times as well as having 123 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 50 holds on the campaign (22nd in MLB). The Indians relievers have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 97 save situations. They have earned 30 saves this season and have not converted 15 of their 45 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 152 base runners for the season and 36.8% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Indians have dispatched 386 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Indians have turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,066 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 12th in MLB. The Cleveland Indians have earned a total of 3,022 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 994 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which is 13th in the majors, and have a total of 811 double plays.
Morgan has taken the ball for 48 innings and has totaled 46 strikeouts during his career. Morgan (1-5 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 5.31 while facing 210 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 6.52 (35 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.283. He has allowed 52 hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 10 free passes.
The Minnesota Twins have an on-base percentage of .318 and a team batting average of .244 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,014 instances (18th in the league) and have notched a total of 966 base hits. Minnesota is sitting with 168 home runs over the course of the season as well as 511 runs batted in. The Twins hold a slugging % of .428 and they are recording 4.63 runs per game (12th in the league). They have put up 197 doubles, while getting a free base 398 times as well as racking up 546 runs.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.329 in addition to having a FIP of 4.64 as a team on the year. They are currently ranked 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,025. The Minnesota pitching staff have relinquished 620 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.90 (562 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.79 (969 strikeouts vs 347 walks). They have conceded 176 dingers and they give up 5.41 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball).
With 107 save situations, the Twins have compiled 61 holds and also 17 blown saves. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 46 save chances and they have walked away with 29 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 127 times in high leverage situations and also on 94 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 47.6% of 124 inherited runners. They are ranked 10th in MLB with a save percentage of 63.0%, and they have sent 376 relievers onto the field over the course of the season.
In 9,288 innings on the diamond, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (23rd in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 106 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (29th in professional baseball). The Twins have racked up 1,046 assists, 79 errors and have accounted for 3,096 putouts for the year.
Ober (1-1 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.53 earned run average while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.88 and he has gone up against 243 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 29 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.301 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. In his career, Ober has surrendered 59 base knocks while totaling 62 K's in 57 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (+150)
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