Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 7/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, July 26, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+140) Minnesota (-175)
Target Field is the site where Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins (42-57, 5th in AL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (47-53, 3rd in AL Central) on Monday. The Tigers open this contest at +140 while the Twins are priced at -175. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Matt Manning and Michael Pineda.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are notching 4.3 runs per game, which is 17th in the league. They have tallied 431 runs scored and hold an OBP of .310. The Tigers have earned 127 doubles as a squad and have knocked 115 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 417 runs batted in in addition to 783 hits for the year, and their team batting average sits at .239. Detroit has a slugging % of .396 and have struck out 967 times, while being walked on 320 occasions.
The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.57 on the season (22nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 792 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.30 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Tigers pitchers have yielded 121 long balls and 483 total runs (22nd in the league). They have walked 344 opposing players and their FIP is 4.54 as a team for the season.
The Tigers have dispatched 347 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 152 base runners this season with 37.5% of those players earned a run for their team. They have tallied 23 saves so far this year and have not converted 14 of their 37 save opportunities. The Tigers relievers have earned a save percentage of 62.2% and has come into the game in 92 save situations. The relievers have tallied 51 holds for the season (9th in MLB). Tigers pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 95 times as well as having 97 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Detroit Tigers have 2,587 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 879 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which puts them in 18th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 726 double plays. The Tigers have converted 69.6% of balls in play into outs in their 7,761 innings, which has them ranked 15th in pro baseball.
Manning has taken the ball for 28 innings and has earned 13 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Manning (2-3 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.81 while he has faced 124 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 5.79 (18 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.464. He has conceded 31 base knocks (10.0 hits per 9 innings) with 10 free passes.
The Minnesota Twins have accumulated an on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a batting average of .243 on the campaign. They have struck out on 846 occasions (19th in MLB) and have notched a total of 804 hits. Minnesota has compiled 138 home runs this season to go along with 416 RBIs. The Twins have a slugging percentage of .425 and they tally 4.56 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have tallied 163 doubles, while getting a free base 322 times as well as scoring 451 runs.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.334 with a FIP of 4.60 as a squad this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.83 (817 strikeouts against 289 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 858. They have surrendered 146 homers and they concede 5.42 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball). The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 518 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.89 (467 earned runs surrendered).
Minnesota has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 38 save opportunities and they have walked away with 24 saves. They are ranked 11th in the league holding a save percentage of 63.2%, and they have dispatched 311 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 106 times in high leverage situations and on 77 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 53.3% out of 105 inherited base runners. With 88 save situations, the Twins have accumulated 50 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
Out of their 7,740 innings on the diamond, the Twins hold a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (23rd in baseball). The Minnesota Twins have twisted 86 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in baseball). The Twins have accrued 864 assists, 70 errors and have earned 2,580 putouts on the campaign.
In his MLB career, Pineda has surrendered 883 base knocks while he has earned 910 strikeouts in 919 innings. Pineda (57-51 career mark) is the owner of a 4.02 earned run average while surrendering 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 410 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.187 and a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 4.38 and he has gone up against 3,807 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+140)
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