Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-210) Cleveland (+185)
Zach Plesac and the Cleveland Indians (8-11, 3rd in AL Central) host the Minnesota Twins (7-12, 4th in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Monday. The Twins open this matchup at -210 while the Indians are priced at +185. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Berrios and Zach Plesac.
As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 14th in MLB. They have accumulated 81 runs scored and hold an OBP of .321. The Twins have hit 32 doubles as a team and have hit 20 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 76 RBI's as well as 150 base knocks this year, and their team batting average is .250. Minnesota has a slugging % of .407 and have been rung up 166 times, while being walked on 56 occasions.
The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.11 this year (14th in the league), and they have rung up 159 batters. They have walked 50 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.04 as a squad this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.18 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.21. Twins pitchers have yielded 22 home runs and 82 runs in total (14th in baseball).
Twins relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 15 times as well as having 25 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 13 holds so far this season (8th in the league). The Twins relievers have a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 21 save situations. They have recorded 4 saves on the year and have blown 4 of their 8 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 23 runners on the campaign and 69.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Twins have sent 56 relievers to the hill for the year.
The Twins have converted 70.0% of balls in play into outs in their 1,380 innings, which ranks them 14th in pro baseball. The Minnesota Twins have earned 460 putouts this year, in addition to 145 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which puts them in 14th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 112 double plays.
Berrios has taken the hill for 680 innings and has earned 683 punch outs in his career. Berrios (50-40 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.03 while he has gone up against 2,886 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.15 (314 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.258. He has conceded 628 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 228 free passes.
Cleveland has recorded 23 home runs so far this year and 65 RBIs. They have 25 two-baggers, while walking 65 times as well as putting up 68 runs. The Cleveland Indians have a team OBP of .289 and a team batting average of .207 this year. The Indians hold a slugging % of .375 and they score 3.78 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They have been rung up on 155 occasions (26th in baseball) and have notched a total of 121 hits.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.195 in addition to having a FIP of 4.18 as a pitching staff for the season. They have a ranking of 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 125. The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 71 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.64 (64 earned runs allowed). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 (178 strikeouts against 64 free passes). They have conceded 24 home runs and they yield 4.04 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score rate of 37.5% out of 16 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 15 times in high leverage situations and on 12 occasions with runners on. With 16 save situations, the Indians have accrued 8 holds and also 2 blown saves. They sit at 5th in MLB with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 56 relief pitchers onto the field so far this season. Cleveland has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 8 save chances and they have tallied 6 saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 13 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in baseball). The Indians have 150 assists, 11 errors and have a tally of 476 putouts this season. In their 1,428 innings played, the Indians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (7th in baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Plesac has conceded 163 base hits while he has accumulated 159 K's in 189 innings. He has given up a total of 77 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.112 and having a FIP of 4.4. His K/BB ratio is 3.31 and he has gone up against 761 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Plesac (13-11 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.65 ERA and has conceded 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (-210)
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