Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-125) Minnesota (+100)
Target Field is the site where Joe Ryan and the Minnesota Twins (63-80, 5th in AL Central) will play the Cleveland Indians (69-72, 2nd in AL Central) on Tuesday. The Indians open this contest at -125 while the Twins are coming in at +100. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Logan Allen and Joe Ryan.
Cleveland has a slugging rate of .404 and have struck out 1,216 times, while drawing a walk on 410 occasions. They have earned 590 RBI's in addition to 1,094 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average comes in at .235. The Indians have tallied 212 doubles as a squad and have hit 179 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 614 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .302. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 19th in the league.
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The Indians have compiled a team ERA of 4.38 on the campaign (18th in baseball), and they have rung up 1,242 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 477 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.43 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.60 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.29. Indians pitchers have allowed 189 home runs and 644 runs (15th in MLB).
The Indians have dispatched 472 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 182 base runners so far this year with 37.4% of those runners crossed home plate. They have tallied 37 saves on the year and have not converted 17 out of their 54 chances to get a save. The Indians bullpen have recorded a save rate of 68.5% and stepped onto the hill in 119 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 62 holds so far this season (23rd in the league). Indians pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 130 times in addition to having 150 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Indians have accumulated 3,708 putouts this year, as well as 1,236 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which is 18th in baseball, and they have turned 991 double plays. The Indians have converted 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,124 innings, which has them sitting 7th in the majors.
Allen has taken the hill for 79 innings and is sitting with 51 punch outs in his MLB career. Allen (3-9 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 6.25 while he has faced 356 batters in the majors. His ERA is 6.15 (54 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.608. He has allowed 92 hits (10.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 35 walks.
The Twins hold a team slugging percentage of .422 and they tally 4.50 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have tallied 235 doubles, while walking 475 times and racking up 643 runs. Minnesota has knocked in 201 home runs so far this year as well as 607 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,238 occasions (16th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,159 base hits. The Minnesota Twins have compiled an on-base percentage of .315 and a batting average of .241 for the season.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.320 with a FIP of 4.68 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.73 (1,161 strikeouts against 425 bases on balls). They sit at 26th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,231. They have surrendered 216 home runs and they relinquish 5.34 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 745 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.88 (680 earned runs relinquished).
Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 45.3% out of their 148 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 159 times in high leverage situations and on 111 occasions with base runners. With 130 save situations, the Twins have accrued 75 holds and also 19 blown saves. They sit at 8th in MLB holding a save rate of 65.5%, and they have dispatched 458 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 55 save chances and they have earned 36 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 125 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in pro baseball). The Twins have recorded 1,273 assists, 98 errors and have earned 3,765 putouts during this campaign. In their 11,295 innings on the field, the Twins have a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (21st in MLB).
So far in his career, Ryan has surrendered 4 hits while he has accumulated 9 strikeouts in 12 innings. Ryan (1-1 win-loss record in his career) has a 2.25 earned run average while giving up 3.0 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 3 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.417 and a FIP of 3.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 9.00 and he has faced 41 hitters thus far in his career.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+100)
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