Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-165) Baltimore (+155)
Jorge Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles (17-36, 5th in AL East) host the Minnesota Twins (21-31, 5th in AL Central) at Oriole Park on Monday. The Orioles open this contest at +155 while the Twins are priced at -165. The over/under opens at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Jose Berrios and Jorge Lopez.
Minnesota is slugging .424 and have been called out on strikes 446 times, while taking a walk on 173 occasions. They have 225 runs batted in as well as 412 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate sits at .241. The Twins have hit 92 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 70 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 240 runs while holding a team OBP of .316. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are compiling 4.7 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 11th in MLB.
The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 4.63 on the season (24th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 432 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Twins pitchers have conceded 72 home runs and also 259 total runs (25th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 162 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.52 as a team so far this year.
The Twins have dispatched 162 relievers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 60 base runners this season with 66.7% of those players crossed the plate. They have earned 11 saves on the campaign and have blown 9 of their 20 save opportunities. The Twins bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 55.0% and has entered the game in 51 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 31 holds over the course of the season (6th in the league). Twins bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 41 times as well as having 58 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Minnesota Twins have notched a total of 1,330 putouts for the season, as well as 449 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 17th in the majors, and have a total of 336 double plays. The Twins have turned 69.3% of balls in play into outs out of 3,990 innings, which has them sitting 17th in professional baseball.
Berrios has taken the mound for 716 innings and has racked up 716 punch outs in his MLB career. Berrios (53-40 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.04 and he has faced 3,036 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.15 (330 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.258. He has conceded 663 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 238 walks.
The Baltimore Orioles have recorded a team on-base percentage of .299 and a batting average of .233 so far this season. They have struck out on 451 occasions (17th in the league) and have 401 hits. Baltimore has 53 home runs so far this season as well as 192 RBIs. The Orioles have a team SLG% of .386 and they score 3.83 runs per game (24th in baseball). They have tallied 92 doubles, while getting a free base 151 times and notching 199 runs.
The Orioles have a WHIP of 1.392 and have a FIP of 4.67 as a squad this year. They have a ranking of 27th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 451. The Baltimore pitching staff have relinquished 264 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.07 (251 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.61 (443 strikeouts vs 170 free passes). They have given up 78 home runs and they surrender 5.33 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB).
Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.0% of 100 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 59 times in high leverage situations in addition to 67 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 47 save situations, the Orioles have earned 26 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They are currently ranked 29th in the league holding a save rate of 45.0%, and they have dispatched 176 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Baltimore has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 20 save opportunities and they have earned 9 saves.
Out of their 4,014 innings on the diamond, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (23rd in professional baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 27 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (7th in the majors). The Orioles have racked up 409 assists, 26 errors and have accounted for 1,338 putouts for the year.
Lopez (10-22 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 6.03 ERA and has allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 and he has gone up against 1,188 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has allowed 179 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.500 and a FIP of 5.1. In his career, Lopez has surrendered 303 base hits while tallying 227 K's in 267 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+155)
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