Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-161) Minnesota (+125)
Adrian Houser and the Milwaukee Brewers (78-50, 1st in NL Central) travel to Target Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (55-72, 5th in AL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Brewers priced at -161 and the Twins are at +125. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Adrian Houser and Charlie Barnes.
As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 4.7 runs/g, which puts them at 10th in baseball. They are sitting with 596 runs scored and have an OBP of .320. The Brewers have compiled 200 doubles as a unit and have knocked 158 balls out of the park. They have 565 RBI's and 991 base knocks this season, and their team batting average sits at .234. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .401 and have been called out on strikes 1,175 times, while drawing a walk on 470 occasions.
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The Brewers hold a team earned run average of 3.37 so far this season (3rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,280 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.94 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. Brewers pitchers have yielded 123 home runs and also 477 total runs (3rd in the league). They have walked 436 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.64 as a team this year.
The Brewers have sent 426 relievers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 118 base runners on the season with 33.9% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 36 saves this year and have missed out on 23 of 59 save opportunities. The Brewers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 61.0% and has entered the game in 129 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 68 holds over the course of the season (12th in the league). Brewers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 84 times as well as having 160 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Milwaukee Brewers have accounted for 3,414 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,065 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which has them sitting 25th in MLB, and have a total of 816 double plays. The Brewers have turned 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,242 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 6th in professional baseball.
Houser has pitched in 290 innings and has earned 251 strikeouts so far in his career. Houser (14-18 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.31 while he has faced 1,230 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.87 (125 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.336. He has allowed 271 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 117 walks.
The Minnesota Twins have earned a team OBP of .318 and a batting average of .243 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 1,100 occasions (17th in baseball) and have a total of 1,039 base hits. Minnesota has accumulated 182 HRs over the course of the season and 553 runs batted in. The Twins hold a slugging % of .426 and they score 4.63 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have recorded 209 doubles, while taking a walk 431 times and notching 588 runs.
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.344 in addition to having a FIP of 4.76 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.67 (1,035 strikeouts against 388 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 26th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,107. They have allowed 195 HR's and they relinquish 5.56 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Minnesota pitching staff have relinquished 687 runs for the season while having an ERA of 5.05 (624 earned runs relinquished).
Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 47.4% of 133 inherited base runners. Their relievers have taken the field 139 times in high leverage situations in addition to 102 occasions with base runners. With 113 save situations, the Twins have accumulated 65 holds in addition to 19 blown saves. They are currently ranked 19th in baseball with a save rate of 60.4%, and they have dispatched 408 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Minnesota has called on relievers to take the mound in 48 save opportunities and they have tallied 29 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 113 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in professional baseball). The Twins have accrued 1,133 assists, 92 errors and are sitting with 3,336 putouts during this campaign. In their 10,008 innings on the diamond, the Twins have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (23rd in professional baseball).
During his career, Barnes has surrendered 28 base hits while he has totaled 11 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched. He has allowed 17 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.629 and a FIP of 6.0. His K/BB ratio is 1.10 and he has gone up against 106 hitters in his pro baseball career. Barnes (0-3 career mark) has a 6.56 ERA and has allowed 10.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-161)
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