Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+100) Cleveland (-125)
Joe Ryan and the Minnesota Twins (60-77, 5th in AL Central) travel to Progressive Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (68-67, 2nd in AL Central). The Twins open this contest at +100 while the Indians are priced at -125. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Joe Ryan and Triston McKenzie.
Minnesota is slugging .423 and have struck out 1,185 times, while being walked on 459 occasions. They have earned 584 RBI's in addition to 1,117 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .242. The Twins have tallied 228 doubles as a squad and have knocked 191 balls out of the park. They have racked up 620 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .317. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which has them at 14th in the league.
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The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.98 over the course of the season (27th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,108 batters. They have walked 407 opposing players and their FIP is 4.73 as a squad on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Twins pitchers have allowed 210 home runs and 728 runs in total (28th in baseball).
The Twins have dispatched 438 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 143 base runners for the year and 46.2% of those players crossed the plate. They have earned 34 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 19 of their 53 chances to save the game. The Twins relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 64.2% and stepped onto the hill in 124 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 71 holds so far this year (13th in the league). Twins relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 108 times and also have had 148 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have converted 69.1% of balls in play into outs out of 10,800 innings, which has them sitting 21st in the majors. The Minnesota Twins have notched a total of 3,600 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,221 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which is 29th in the majors, and they have turned 896 double plays.
Ryan (0-1 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.37 and he has gone up against 19 batters in the majors. He has allowed 3 base knocks (5.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 1 walks. His ERA is 5.40 (3 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.800. Ryan has taken the ball for 5 innings and has earned 5 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
Cleveland has knocked in 176 home runs on the season as well as 582 runs batted in. They have 209 two-baggers, while walking 391 times and racking up 606 runs. The Cleveland Indians have earned an OBP of .306 in addition to a batting average of .239 so far this year. The Indians have a team SLG% of .413 and they score 4.49 runs per game (17th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,153 instances (22nd in the league) and have notched a total of 1,070 base hits.
The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.291 with a FIP of 4.38 as a team for the season. They come in at 11th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,068. The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 613 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.36 (573 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.62 (1,199 strikeouts vs 458 bases on balls). They have surrendered 177 home runs and they concede 4.67 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league).
Cleveland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.9% out of 176 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 152 times in high leverage situations in addition to 126 occasions with runners on. With 117 save situations, the Indians have amassed 61 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They are ranked 3rd in MLB with a save percentage of 67.9%, and they have sent 452 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Cleveland has had relievers enter the game in 53 save opportunities and they have earned 36 saves.
In 10,638 innings on the diamond, the Indians are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (8th in baseball). The Cleveland Indians have turned 111 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in pro baseball). The Indians have accrued 1,187 assists, 73 errors and have notched a total of 3,546 putouts so far this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, McKenzie has allowed 81 base hits while tallying 155 K's in 130 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 62 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.056 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 and he has faced 524 hitters during his career. McKenzie (6-6 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.27 ERA and has conceded 5.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+100)
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