Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 7/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+175) Minnesota (-233)
Tyler Alexander and the Detroit Tigers (47-54, 3rd in AL Central) are headed to Target Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Minnesota Twins (42-58, 5th in AL Central). The Twins open this contest at -233 while the Tigers are priced at +175. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Tyler Alexander and Kenta Maeda.
Detroit has a slugging percentage of .395 and have struck out 972 times, while drawing a walk on 320 occasions. They have earned 418 runs batted in and 791 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .239. The Tigers have accounted for 129 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 115 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 432 runs while holding a team OBP of .309. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 18th in the league.
The Tigers hold a team ERA of 4.59 for the season (21st in baseball), and they have rung up 800 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Tigers pitchers have given up 124 home runs and 489 total runs (22nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 345 batters and their FIP is 4.55 as a team for the year.
The Tigers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 62.2% and has entered the game in 92 save situations. The relievers have inherited 152 base runners so far this year with 37.5% of them earned a run for their team. Tigers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 95 times in addition to having 97 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have sent 350 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relievers have tallied 51 holds so far this season (10th in the league). They have recorded 23 saves for the year and have missed out on 14 out of their 37 chances to save the game.
The Tigers have turned 69.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,833 innings, which has them sitting 15th in pro baseball. The Detroit Tigers have earned a total of 2,611 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 888 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which is 15th in professional baseball, and have earned 734 double plays.
Alexander has taken the ball for 136 innings and has earned 122 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.41 (67 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.354. He has conceded 158 base knocks (10.4 hits per nine innings) and has 27 walks. Alexander (4-8 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.55 while he has faced 592 opposing batters in the majors.
The Minnesota Twins have recorded an OBP of .314 in addition to a team batting average of .242 on the season. They have struck out on 853 occasions (19th in baseball) and have notched a total of 808 base knocks. Minnesota is sitting with 140 home runs on the year and 418 RBIs. The Twins have a team SLG% of .424 and they score 4.53 runs per game (12th in the league). They have recorded 163 doubles, while getting a free base 325 times and racking up 453 runs.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.333 and have a FIP of 4.60 as a squad on the year. They have a ranking of 26th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 867. The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 524 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.90 (473 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.82 (822 strikeouts vs 291 walks). They have given up 148 HR's and they yield 5.43 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB).
Minnesota has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 38 save chances and they have walked away with 24 saves. They are currently ranked 10th in baseball holding a save percentage of 63.2%, and they have dispatched 314 relief pitchers onto the field this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 106 times in high leverage situations in addition to 78 occasions with runners on. Minnesota bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 52.8% out of 106 inherited base runners. Sitting with 88 save situations, the Twins have compiled 50 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
In 7,821 innings on the diamond, the Twins have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.6% (23rd in MLB). The Minnesota Twins have twisted 86 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in pro baseball). The Twins have recorded 875 assists, 70 errors and have amassed 2,607 putouts this year.
During his career, Maeda has given up 622 base hits while totaling 806 K's in 735 innings. Maeda (57-40 career win-loss mark) has a 3.84 earned run average and has surrendered 7.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 314 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.134 and having a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.80 and he has faced 3,020 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+175)
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