Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-107) Cleveland (-101)
Kenta Maeda and the Minnesota Twins (7-13, 4th in AL Central) head to Progressive Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (9-11, 3rd in AL Central). The odds on this contest have the Twins coming in at -107 and the Indians are at -101. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kenta Maeda and Aaron Civale.
As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are notching 4.3 runs per game, which is 17th in MLB. They have a total of 85 runs while having a team OBP of .311. The Twins have recorded 34 doubles as a team and have hit 21 balls out of the park. They have tallied 80 RBI's in addition to 160 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate comes in at .241. Minnesota has a slugging % of .391 and have been called out on strikes 184 times, while drawing a walk on 61 occasions.
Twins pitchers have given up 25 long balls and also 94 runs in total (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 53 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.05 as a squad this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.34 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.22. The Twins have a team ERA of 4.21 on the season (15th in the league), and the staff has struck out 177 batters.
Twins relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 18 times and also have had 25 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 13 holds for the year (9th in baseball). The Twins bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 21 save situations. They have compiled 4 saves so far this year and have not converted 4 of their 8 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 28 base runners so far this year and 64.3% of them ended up scoring. The Twins have sent 60 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Twins have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,542 innings, ranking them 21st in professional baseball. The Minnesota Twins have 514 putouts this year, in addition to 159 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which is 17th in pro baseball, and have a total of 128 double plays.
Maeda has taken the mound for 673 innings and has accounted for 738 punch outs during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.81 (285 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.130. He has conceded 568 hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) with 193 walks. Maeda (54-37 career record) has a FIP of 3.68 while he has faced 2,765 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
Cleveland is sitting with 24 home runs this year to go along with 73 runs batted in. They have recorded 27 doubles, while walking 67 times and putting up 76 runs. The Cleveland Indians hold a team on-base percentage of .282 in addition to a batting average of .206 on the campaign. The Indians hold a slugging % of .372 and they score 3.80 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have struck out on 176 instances (25th in the league) and have accounted for 133 base hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 76 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.52 (69 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 28 home runs and they surrender 3.88 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.186 with a FIP of 4.29 as a team so far this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.74 (200 strikeouts against 73 walks). They sit at 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 136.
Cleveland has had relievers step onto the mound in 8 save opportunities and they have tallied 6 saves. They rank 5th in the league with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 62 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 15 times in high leverage situations in addition to 13 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 35.3% out of their 17 inherited base runners. Sitting with 17 save situations, the Indians have compiled 9 holds and also 2 blown saves.
Out of their 1,590 innings played, the Indians hold a defensive efficiency of 72.8% (3rd in pro baseball). The Cleveland Indians have turned 14 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (15th in professional baseball). The Indians have 164 assists, 12 errors and have notched a total of 530 putouts during this campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Civale has conceded 140 hits while accumulating 137 punch outs in 157 frames. He has surrendered 61 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.148 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.34 and he has faced 636 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Civale (10-10 mark in his career) has a 3.48 earned run average while surrendering 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-107)
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