Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-147) Minnesota (+115)
Target Field is the venue where Jose Berrios and the Minnesota Twins (25-37, 5th in AL Central) will play the Houston Astros (35-27, 2nd in AL West) on Saturday. The Twins open this contest at +115 while the Astros are coming in at -147. The O/U opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Luis Garcia and Jose Berrios.
The Astros have tallied 124 doubles as a team and have hit 74 baseballs out of the stadium. Houston has a slugging percentage of .437 and have struck out 441 times, while taking a walk on 220 occasions. As a team, the Houston Astros are compiling 5.4 runs per outing, which has them at 1st in baseball. They have accounted for 317 RBI's in addition to 583 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .271. They have notched a total of 336 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .343.
The Astros hold a team ERA of 3.81 on the season (11th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 556 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.71 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.20. Astros pitchers have conceded 76 home runs and also 260 runs in total (14th in the league). They have walked 205 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.20 as a unit for the year.
The Astros relievers have recorded a save percentage of 54.2% and has entered the game in 52 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 91 base runners for the year with 41.8% of them crossed the plate. Astros relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 57 times and also have had 64 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have sent 192 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 27 holds over the course of the season (19th in the league). They have accumulated 13 saves this year and have not converted 11 of 24 chances to get a save.
The Houston Astros have amassed 1,667 putouts this year, in addition to 525 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .990 which has them ranked 1st in MLB, and have a total of 456 double plays. The Astros have converted 72.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,001 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 1st in the majors.
Garcia has taken the mound for 71 frames and has accounted for 77 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.78 (22 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.995. He has surrendered 47 hits (5.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 24 walks. Garcia (5-4 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.82 while going up against 285 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Minnesota Twins have tallied an on-base percentage of .317 and a batting average of .245 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 548 occasions (16th in MLB) and have earned 511 base hits. Minnesota has tallied 88 home runs so far this year and 268 RBIs. The Twins hold a slugging % of .429 and they are earning 4.63 runs per contest (11th in the league). They have hit 107 doubles, while walking 204 times as well as scoring 287 runs.
The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 327 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.87 (292 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 91 long balls and they relinquish 5.46 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.350 with a FIP of 4.68 as a squad so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.63 (498 strikeouts against 189 free passes). They are sitting at 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 539.
With 59 save situations, the Twins have tallied 36 holds and also 9 blown saves. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 23 save opportunities and they have tallied 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 69 times in high leverage situations and also on 51 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 61.6% of 73 inherited base runners. They rank 15th in the league with a save rate of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 201 relief pitchers onto the field so far this season.
Out of their 4,854 innings played, the Twins have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (22nd in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have twisted 58 double plays and have a fielding rate of .980 (28th in professional baseball). The Twins have 554 assists, 44 errors and have accumulated 1,618 putouts over the course of the season.
Berrios (54-40 career record) is the owner of a 4.13 ERA while allowing 8.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.03 and he has faced 3,091 batters in his career. He has surrendered a total of 335 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.252 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. During his career, Berrios has surrendered 674 base knocks while tallying 726 punch outs in 730 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+115)
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