Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-111) Cleveland (-111)
Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians (68-66, 2nd in AL Central) host the Minnesota Twins (59-77, 5th in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Tuesday. The Indians open this game at -111 while the Twins are coming in at -111. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are John Gant and Aaron Civale.
As a team, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 16th in the league. They are sitting with 615 runs and hold an OBP of .317. The Twins have accounted for 225 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 189 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 579 runs batted in in addition to 1,105 hits this year, and their batting average is .242. Minnesota has a slugging rate of .421 and have struck out 1,176 times, while drawing a walk on 458 occasions.
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The Twins hold a team ERA of 5.00 so far this year (27th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,099 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.71 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Twins pitchers have conceded 209 home runs and also 726 runs (28th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 406 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.75 as a squad so far this season.
The Twins relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 63.5% and has come into the game in 122 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 143 runners on the campaign with 46.2% of those runners crossed home plate. Twins pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 108 times and also have had 148 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have sent 435 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 70 holds so far this season (13th in the league). They have recorded 33 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 19 of their 52 save opportunities.
The Minnesota Twins have earned 3,573 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,212 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .980 which has them sitting 30th in professional baseball, and they have turned 890 double plays. The Twins have transformed 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,719 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 21st in pro baseball.
Gant has pitched in 360 innings and has accumulated 314 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.85 (154 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.372. He has allowed 303 base knocks (7.6 hits per 9 innings) with 191 walks. Gant (23-24 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.29 while going up against 1,546 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Cleveland Indians are sitting with an OBP of .306 in addition to a batting average of .239 for the year. They have struck out on 1,144 instances (22nd in the league) and have earned 1,062 base knocks. Cleveland has knocked in 175 HRs for the year as well as 580 runs batted in. The Indians have a slugging percentage of .413 and they are recording 4.51 runs per game (17th in baseball). They have recorded 208 two-baggers, while taking a walk 390 times and recording 604 runs.
The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.290 in addition to having a FIP of 4.38 as a unit on the year. They are sitting at 10th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,056. The Cleveland pitching staff have yielded 608 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.36 (568 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 2.60 (1,190 strikeouts vs 457 bases on balls). They have given up 175 long balls and they concede 4.66 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league).
Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 36.6% of 175 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 153 times in high leverage situations and also on 125 occasions with runners on base. With 117 save situations, the Indians have compiled 61 holds and 17 blown saves. They are ranked 4th in the league holding a save percentage of 67.9%, and they have sent 450 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Cleveland has had relief pitchers enter the game in 53 save opportunities and they have converted 36 saves.
Out of their 10,557 innings on the field, the Indians have a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (8th in MLB). The Cleveland Indians have twisted 110 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in MLB). The Indians have racked up 1,176 assists, 73 errors and have a tally of 3,519 putouts on the season.
In his MLB career, Civale has conceded 207 base hits while totaling 191 strikeouts in 229 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 90 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.142 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.47 and he has faced 923 hitters in his pro baseball career. Civale (17-12 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.53 ERA while surrendering 8.1 hits per nine innings.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-111)
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