Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-111) Cleveland (-111)
Bailey Ober and the Minnesota Twins (58-77, 5th in AL Central) head to Progressive Field on Monday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (67-66, 2nd in AL Central). The Twins open this game at -111 while the Indians are priced at -111. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Bailey Ober and Aaron Civale.
Minnesota has a slugging percentage of .422 and have been called out on strikes 1,171 times, while drawing a walk on 453 occasions. They have earned 573 RBI's as well as 1,092 hits on the year, and their team batting average comes in at .241. The Twins have earned 222 two-baggers as a team and have hit 189 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 609 runs scored while having a team OBP of .316. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are notching 4.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 16th in baseball.
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Twins pitchers have surrendered 207 home runs and also 721 total runs (28th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 402 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.73 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.33. The Twins have an ERA of 5.00 so far this year (27th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,094 batters.
Twins pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 106 times and also have had 146 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 70 holds on the season (13th in baseball). The Twins bullpen have earned a save rate of 62.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 121 save situations. They have tallied 32 saves on the season and have blown 19 of their 51 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 141 base runners so far this season with 46.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Twins have dispatched 431 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Minnesota Twins are sitting with 3,546 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,204 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .980 which has them sitting 30th in professional baseball, and have earned 884 double plays. The Twins have turned 69.2% of balls in play into outs out of 10,638 innings, ranking them 21st in baseball.
Ober has taken the hill for 74 innings and has accounted for 77 K's thus far in his career. Ober (2-2 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.43 while facing 307 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.98 (33 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.205. He has surrendered 73 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 17 free passes.
The Cleveland Indians have a team on-base percentage of .305 as well as a team batting average of .238 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 1,134 occasions (22nd in MLB) and have 1,047 hits. Cleveland is sitting with 174 home runs on the season as well as 569 RBIs. The Indians hold a team slugging percentage of .412 and they tally 4.46 runs per outing (17th in baseball). They have put up 204 doubles, while walking 386 times as well as notching 593 runs.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.285 and have a FIP of 4.38 as a staff for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.61 (1,184 strikeouts vs 453 free passes). They are currently ranked 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,043. They have conceded 174 dingers and they allow 4.66 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 603 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.35 (563 earned runs conceded).
Cleveland has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 52 save chances and they have come away with 35 saves. They rank 5th in baseball with a save percentage of 67.3%, and they have dispatched 446 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 149 times in high leverage situations and on 124 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.8% out of 174 inherited base runners. Sitting with 113 save situations, the Indians have accumulated 58 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 110 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (15th in professional baseball). The Indians have recorded 1,164 assists, 72 errors and are sitting with 3,492 putouts this year. In their 10,476 innings played, the Indians are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (8th in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Civale has allowed 207 base knocks while totaling 191 K's in 229 innings pitched. Civale (17-12 career mark) has a 3.53 earned run average and has given up 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 90 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.142 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.47 and he has faced 923 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-111)
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