Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Jose Urena and the Detroit Tigers (9-23, 5th in AL Central) play the Minnesota Twins (11-19, 4th in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Saturday.
The Twins have recorded 51 doubles as a squad and have knocked 40 balls out of the park. Minnesota has a slugging % of .416 and have struck out 271 times, while drawing a walk on 90 occasions. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.7 runs per contest, which puts them at 10th in MLB. They have amassed 132 runs batted in in addition to 240 hits on the campaign, while their batting average is .238. They have accounted for 140 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .306.
The Twins hold a team earned run average of 4.22 on the campaign (18th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 250 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.98 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.22. Twins pitchers have allowed 43 home runs and also 142 runs (20th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 84 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.44 as a unit on the year.
The Twins have dispatched 95 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 40 base runners over the course of the season with 60.0% of them crossed the plate. They have 5 saves on the campaign and have blown 7 of their 12 save opportunities. The Twins bullpen have earned a save percentage of 41.7% and stepped onto the hill in 29 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 17 holds so far this season (12th in the league). Twins pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 29 times in addition to having 37 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have converted 71.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,361 innings on the field, ranking them 11th in MLB. The Minnesota Twins have earned 787 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 273 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them sitting 12th in pro baseball, and have a total of 197 double plays.
Berrios (51-40 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.01 while going up against 2,934 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 639 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 230 walks. His ERA is 4.16 (320 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.255. Berrios has taken the mound for 692 innings and has tallied 695 strikeouts in his career.
The Detroit Tigers have compiled an on-base percentage of .267 as well as a batting average of .207 for the year. They have been rung up on 339 occasions (2nd in MLB) and have accounted for 212 base hits. Detroit has compiled 32 HRs for the year to go along with 99 RBIs. The Tigers have a team SLG% of .343 and they tally 3.16 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have put up 32 doubles, while getting a free base 81 times and scoring 101 runs.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.450 with a FIP of 4.91 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.93 (235 strikeouts against 122 walks). They are currently ranked 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 267. They have given up 43 homers and they concede 5.67 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Detroit pitching staff have yielded 169 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.17 (154 earned runs conceded).
Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 42.6% of 54 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 21 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with base runners. With 23 save situations, the Tigers have 11 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They rank 22nd in baseball holding a save percentage of 54.5%, and they have sent 99 relievers to the hill on the season. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 11 save chances and they have come away with 6 saves.
In their 2,418 innings played, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (19th in baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 24 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .977 (28th in MLB). The Tigers have accrued 277 assists, 25 errors and have earned a total of 806 putouts on the season.
So far in his MLB career, Urena has allowed 621 hits and he has 434 strikeouts in 632 innings. Urena (33-50 career mark) is the owner of a 4.54 ERA while conceding 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 319 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.336 and having a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.94 and he has gone up against 2,704 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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