Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Progressive Field is the site where Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians (23-18, 2nd in AL Central) will play the Minnesota Twins (14-27, 5th in AL Central) on Saturday.
Minnesota has a slugging % of .424 and have been rung up 349 times, while being walked on 124 occasions. They have accounted for 175 RBI's in addition to 334 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is .245. The Twins have compiled 71 doubles as a team and have hit 55 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 184 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .314. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 9th in the league.
Twins pitchers have surrendered 62 home runs and 215 runs in total (27th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 131 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.80 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.56 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 4.91 over the course of the season (27th in the league), and their staff has struck out 336 batters.
The Twins relievers have earned a save percentage of 46.2% and stepped onto the hill in 32 save situations. The relievers have inherited 54 runners on the campaign and 68.5% of them earned a run for their team. Twins pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 36 times in addition to having 44 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 128 relievers to the mound on the year. The relievers have a total of 19 holds on the season (19th in baseball). They have accumulated 6 saves for the season and have blown 7 of 13 chances to save the game.
The Minnesota Twins have notched a total of 1,045 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 355 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which puts them in 17th in MLB, and have accumulated 261 double plays. The Twins have transformed 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,135 innings on the field, ranking them 19th in the majors.
Happ has thrown 1,776 frames and is sitting with 1,559 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.01 (791 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.300. He has conceded 1,677 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 633 free passes. Happ (125-94 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.22 while facing 7,526 batters in the major leagues.
The Cleveland Indians have an OBP of .284 and a batting average of .212 so far this year. They have struck out on 337 occasions (25th in MLB) and have totaled 278 hits. Cleveland has hit 51 home runs so far this season to go along with 155 RBIs. The Indians have a team SLG% of .386 and they score 4.08 runs per outing (20th in MLB). They have 60 two-baggers, while taking a walk 124 times and scoring 163 runs.
The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.220 in addition to having a FIP of 4.28 as a unit on the season. They are sitting at 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 286. The Cleveland pitching staff have allowed 155 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.69 (145 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.63 (382 strikeouts vs 145 bases on balls). They have conceded 53 long balls and they give up 3.95 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Sitting with 31 save situations, the Indians have 16 holds and 2 blown saves. Cleveland has had relief pitchers enter the game in 15 save opportunities and they have converted 13 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 38 times in high leverage situations and also on 33 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.3% of 44 inherited runners. They rank 3rd in the league with a save rate of 86.7%, and they have sent 122 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
In their 3,183 innings on the field, the Indians hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (6th in professional baseball). The Cleveland Indians have turned 32 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (15th in pro baseball). The Indians have recorded 366 assists, 24 errors and have a total of 1,061 putouts this year.
So far in his MLB career, Bieber has conceded 413 base hits while he has totaled 591 strikeouts in 466 innings pitched. Bieber (38-17 career record) has a 3.30 ERA while allowing 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 171 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.114 and having a FIP of 3.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.58 and he has gone up against 1,894 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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