Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-185) Minnesota (+140)
Aaron Ashby and the Milwaukee Brewers (78-51, 1st in NL Central) are headed to Target Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (56-72, 5th in AL Central). The Brewers open this game at -185 while the Twins are priced at +140. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Aaron Ashby and Griffin Jax.
The Brewers have earned 201 doubles as a team and have hit 158 balls out of the stadium. Milwaukee is slugging .399 and have struck out 1,183 times, while being walked on 471 occasions. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are recording 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They have earned 565 RBI's as well as 996 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is .234. They have earned a total of 596 runs while holding a team OBP of .319.
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Brewers pitchers have relinquished 124 long balls in addition to 479 runs in total (3rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 440 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.64 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.93 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Brewers are sitting with a team ERA of 3.36 for the year (3rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,290 hitters.
The Brewers bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 61.0% and has entered the game in 129 save situations. The relievers have inherited 119 runners on the season with 33.6% of them earned a run for their team. Brewers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 85 times and also have had 160 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have dispatched 429 relievers to the hill for the season. The relievers have recorded 68 holds so far this season (13th in the league). They have accumulated 36 saves on the season and have missed out on 23 of 59 save chances.
The Brewers have converted 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,314 innings, ranking them 6th in professional baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have a total of 3,438 putouts this year, in addition to 1,070 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 25th in MLB, and they have twisted 823 double plays.
Ashby has taken the hill for 8 innings and has accumulated 9 punch outs thus far in his career. Ashby (0-0 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 2.48 and he has faced 42 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.15 (4 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.731. He has given up 11 base hits (11.4 hits per nine innings) with 4 walks.
The Twins hold a team slugging percentage of .426 and they are earning 4.61 runs per contest (12th in baseball). They have hit 210 two-baggers, while getting a free base 435 times as well as scoring 590 runs. Minnesota has tallied 183 home runs so far this year to go along with 555 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,110 occasions (17th in the league) and have totaled 1,047 hits. The Minnesota Twins have earned an on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a team batting average of .243 on the year.
The Minnesota pitching staff have yielded 687 runs this season while having a team ERA of 5.01 (624 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 195 long balls and they concede 5.52 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.339 with a FIP of 4.73 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.68 (1,043 strikeouts against 389 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,112.
Minnesota has had relievers step onto the hill in 49 save chances and they have walked away with 30 saves. They rank 14th in MLB with a save rate of 61.2%, and they have dispatched 412 relievers to the mound this year. Their relievers have come in 140 times in high leverage situations and also on 103 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 47.0% out of their 134 inherited runners. With 117 save situations, the Twins have 68 holds in addition to 19 blown saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 113 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in MLB). The Twins have 1,141 assists, 92 errors and have earned 3,363 putouts so far this year. In 10,089 innings played, the Twins hold a efficiency on defense of 68.9% (23rd in MLB).
Jax (3-2 record in his career) holds a 6.29 earned run average and has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.05 and he has faced 212 batters in his career. He has conceded a total of 34 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.356 and a FIP of 6.5. So far in his pro baseball career, Jax has given up 47 base hits while earning 39 punch outs in 48 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-185)
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