Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 7/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+160) Minnesota (-208)
Bailey Ober and the Minnesota Twins (36-50, 4th in AL Central) play the Detroit Tigers (40-48, 3rd in AL Central) at Target Field on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Tigers priced at +160 and the Twins are at -208. The total opens at 10. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Funkhouser and Bailey Ober.
The Tigers have earned 114 doubles as a team and have hit 95 balls out of the park. Detroit is slugging .387 and have been called out on strikes 873 times, while taking a walk on 286 occasions. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 4.1 runs/g, which ranks them 24th in MLB. They have compiled 351 runs batted in in addition to 681 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .236. They have accumulated 363 runs scored and have an OBP of .307.
The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.64 for the season (23rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 703 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.34 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Tigers pitchers have given up 111 home runs in addition to 432 runs (24th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 301 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.61 as a squad so far this season.
Tigers pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 81 times in addition to having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 41 holds on the season (16th in MLB). The Tigers bullpen have a save rate of 65.5% and has come into the game in 73 save situations. They have earned 19 saves on the year and have not converted 10 out of their 29 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 127 base runners for the season and 34.6% of them earned a run for their team. The Tigers have sent 302 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Detroit Tigers have earned 2,283 putouts thus far, in addition to 781 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 20th in the majors, and have 637 double plays. The Tigers have converted 69.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 6,849 innings, which ranks them 19th in MLB.
Funkhouser (4-1 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.54 and he has faced 209 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 45 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 24 walks. His ERA is 4.25 (23 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.418. Funkhouser has thrown 48 frames and has totaled 37 punch outs thus far in his career.
Minnesota has accounted for 124 long balls for the season and 367 runs batted in. They have put up 147 doubles, while taking a walk 280 times and scoring 396 runs. The Minnesota Twins have accounted for an OBP of .316 and a team batting average of .245 for the season. The Twins have a team SLG% of .431 and they are scoring 4.60 runs per game (12th in the league). They have struck out on 747 occasions (19th in the league) and have totaled 711 base knocks.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.368 in addition to having a FIP of 4.69 as a squad on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.69 (709 strikeouts vs 264 walks). They come in at 26th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 765. They have conceded 129 homers and they relinquish 5.54 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball). The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 463 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.99 (417 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 79 save situations, the Twins have 47 holds and 11 blown saves. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 32 save opportunities and they have converted 21 saves. Their relievers have come in 94 times in high leverage situations and also on 67 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relievers have an inherited score percentage of 57.0% out of their 93 inherited base runners. They are ranked 12th in the league holding a save rate of 65.6%, and they have dispatched 278 relievers to the mound this year.
The Minnesota Twins have twisted 75 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .980 (30th in baseball). The Twins have accrued 755 assists, 61 errors and have amassed 2,257 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 6,771 innings on the field, the Twins have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (25th in MLB).
So far in his career, Ober has surrendered 30 hits while accumulating 33 punch outs in 29 innings pitched. Ober (1-1 career mark) has a 4.85 ERA while giving up 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 16 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.315 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.67 and he has faced 126 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+160)
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