Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-141) Minnesota (+105)
Andrew Albers and the Minnesota Twins (55-71, 5th in AL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (78-49, 1st in NL Central) at Target Field on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Brewers coming in at -141 and the Twins are at +105. The over/under opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Eric Lauer and Andrew Albers.
Milwaukee is slugging .401 and have been rung up 1,168 times, while drawing a walk on 466 occasions. They have accrued 564 runs batted in in addition to 985 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .234. The Brewers have hit 198 doubles as a unit and have hit 157 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 595 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .320. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, which is 10th in baseball.
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The Brewers are sitting with a team ERA of 3.36 so far this year (3rd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,269 batters. They have walked 433 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.63 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.93 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. Brewers pitchers have given up 121 home runs and 472 runs in total (3rd in MLB).
The Brewers have dispatched 422 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 116 runners this year with 32.8% of them ended up scoring. They have earned 36 saves over the course of the season and have blown 23 of their 59 save opportunities. The Brewers bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 61.0% and has entered the game in 129 save situations. The bullpen have notched 68 holds on the year (12th in the league). Brewers pitchers have come into the game with players on base 83 times as well as having 160 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a tally of 3,387 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,056 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 25th in the majors, and have a total of 808 double plays. The Brewers have converted 70.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,161 innings on the diamond, ranking them 6th in MLB.
Lauer has taken the hill for 350 innings and is sitting with 326 strikeouts during his MLB career. Lauer (18-23 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.39 while he has faced 1,546 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.50 (175 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.441. He has surrendered 370 base knocks (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 135 free passes.
The Minnesota Twins have compiled an on-base percentage of .318 and a batting average of .244 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 1,088 instances (18th in MLB) and have 1,036 base hits. Minnesota has accounted for 181 HRs this season to go along with 551 RBIs. The Twins hold a slugging percentage of .428 and they average 4.65 runs per contest (12th in the league). They have 209 two-baggers, while getting a free base 426 times and scoring 586 runs.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.339 in addition to having a FIP of 4.72 as a staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.71 (1,030 strikeouts against 380 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 27th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,098. They have relinquished 192 homers and they allow 5.50 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 675 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.99 (612 earned runs yielded).
Minnesota has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 48 save chances and they have tallied 29 saves. They are currently ranked 17th in MLB with a save rate of 60.4%, and they have sent 404 relievers to the mound for the year. Their relievers have taken the field 139 times in high leverage situations and also on 102 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relievers have an inherited score percentage of 47.4% out of 133 inherited runners. Sitting with 113 save situations, the Twins have amassed 65 holds in addition to 19 blown saves.
Out of their 9,936 innings on the field, the Twins have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (23rd in professional baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 112 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in professional baseball). The Twins have accrued 1,121 assists, 90 errors and have a total of 3,312 putouts during this campaign.
During his MLB career, Albers has surrendered 137 base knocks while totaling 83 K's in 124 frames. He has given up a total of 56 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.307 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.19 and he has faced 538 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Albers (7-6 mark in his career) has a 4.04 earned run average and has conceded 9.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+105)
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