Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-130) Cleveland (+110)
Progressive Field is the site where Logan Allen and the Cleveland Indians (10-11, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Minnesota Twins (7-14, 4th in AL Central) on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Twins priced at -130 and the Indians are at +110. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be J.A. Happ and Logan Allen.
Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .385 and have been called out on strikes 191 times, while drawing a walk on 62 occasions. They have 83 runs batted in in addition to 165 base knocks for the season, while their average at the plate is .237. The Twins have compiled 35 doubles as a team and have knocked 22 balls out of the park. They have 88 runs scored while having a team OBP of .305. As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are earning 4.2 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 17th in baseball.
Twins pitchers have allowed 27 home runs and also 99 total runs (19th in the league). They have walked 55 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.13 as a squad this year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.31 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Twins hold a team ERA of 4.20 so far this year (17th in the league), and their staff has struck out 182 batters.
The Twins have dispatched 64 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 29 runners this season and 62.1% of them ended up scoring. They have recorded 4 saves for the year and have missed out on 5 of 9 save opportunities. The Twins relievers have earned a save rate of 44.4% and has entered the game in 22 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 13 holds on the campaign (10th in the league). Twins relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 20 times and also have had 29 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have transformed 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,623 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 20th in professional baseball. The Minnesota Twins have earned 541 putouts this year, as well as 172 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which has them sitting 17th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 133 double plays.
Happ (124-92 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.21 and he has faced 7,438 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 1,653 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 626 free passes. His ERA is 3.96 (773 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.297. Happ has taken the hill for 1,757 innings and has 1,549 strikeouts during his career.
The Cleveland Indians are sitting with a team OBP of .282 and a team batting average of .208 on the campaign. They have struck out on 181 occasions (24th in the league) and are sitting with 142 base hits. Cleveland has recorded 26 home runs for the year as well as 78 runs batted in. The Indians have a team slugging percentage of .378 and they earn 3.86 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have tallied 30 doubles, while walking 69 times as well as earning 81 runs.
The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.155 in addition to having a FIP of 4.24 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.80 (207 strikeouts vs 74 walks). They are currently ranked 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 141. They have given up 29 home runs and they relinquish 3.82 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have allowed 79 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.48 (72 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 17 save situations, the Indians have tallied 9 holds and also 2 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relievers to enter the game in 8 save chances and they have recorded 6 saves. Their relievers have come in 17 times in high leverage situations in addition to 15 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.6% out of their 19 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 5th in baseball holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have sent 64 relievers onto the diamond for the year.
In their 1,680 innings on the diamond, the Indians have a defensive efficiency of 73.5% (2nd in pro baseball). The Cleveland Indians have twisted 14 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in pro baseball). The Indians have racked up 178 assists, 12 errors and have notched a total of 560 putouts for the season.
Allen (3-6 career record) holds a 5.64 ERA while allowing 10.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.35 and he has gone up against 241 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 33 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.690 and a FIP of 5.8. In his pro baseball career, Allen has given up 63 hits while he has accumulated 35 strikeouts in 52 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-130)
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