Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-160) Baltimore (+148)
Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins (21-31, 5th in AL Central) head to Oriole Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (17-36, 5th in AL East). The Twins open this contest at -160 while the Orioles are priced at +148. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Michael Pineda and Bruce Zimmermann.
The Twins have accounted for 93 doubles as a squad and have knocked 71 balls out of the park. Minnesota has a slugging rate of .422 and have been rung up 458 times, while taking a walk on 180 occasions. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are notching 4.7 runs per game, which ranks them 11th in MLB. They have tallied 227 runs batted in as well as 417 hits on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .240. They have racked up 243 runs scored and hold an OBP of .316.
The Twins hold a team ERA of 4.66 on the year (24th in the league), and the staff has rung up 437 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 163 batters and their FIP is 4.50 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.68 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.33. Twins pitchers have allowed 73 long balls in addition to 265 total runs (25th in MLB).
The Twins have dispatched 166 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 63 runners on the year with 66.7% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 11 saves this season and have blown 9 of their 20 save opportunities. The Twins relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 55.0% and stepped onto the hill in 51 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 31 holds on the year (7th in MLB). Twins relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 42 times and also have had 59 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have transformed 69.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,071 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 20th in MLB. The Minnesota Twins have accounted for 1,357 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 458 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which is 17th in baseball, and have accumulated 343 double plays.
Pineda (56-48 career record) holds a FIP of 3.67 while he has faced 3,707 opposing batters in the majors. He has conceded 850 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 204 walks. His ERA is 3.95 (394 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.175. Pineda has taken the hill for 897 innings and has tallied 899 punch outs thus far in his career.
Baltimore has a total of 54 HRs on the year and 193 runs batted in. They have recorded 92 two-baggers, while taking a walk 154 times as well as earning 200 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have an on-base percentage of .297 as well as a batting average of .231 so far this season. The Orioles have a SLG% of .384 and they average 3.77 runs per game (25th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 463 instances (16th in MLB) and have a total of 404 hits.
The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 267 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 5.04 (254 earned runs given up). They have given up 79 dingers and they concede 5.29 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.394 with a FIP of 4.65 as a pitching staff so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.60 (452 strikeouts vs 174 free passes). They come in at 27th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 459.
Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 40.2% out of 102 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 61 times in high leverage situations and on 68 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 47 save situations, the Orioles have earned 26 holds and also 11 blown saves. They are ranked 29th in MLB with a save percentage of 45.0%, and they have dispatched 180 relievers onto the field so far this season. Baltimore has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 20 save opportunities and they have come away with 9 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 27 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (7th in the majors). The Orioles have racked up 417 assists, 27 errors and have accumulated 1,362 putouts for the season. In their 4,086 innings played, the Orioles have a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (23rd in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, Zimmermann has surrendered 60 hits and he has 43 K's in 50 frames. He has conceded a total of 31 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.480 and having a FIP of 5.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.87 and he has faced 225 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Zimmermann (2-3 career record) holds a 5.51 earned run average while allowing 10.7 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (+148) and under 9 runs
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