Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Matthew Boyd and the Detroit Tigers (9-23, 5th in AL Central) host the Minnesota Twins (11-19, 4th in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Sunday.
As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which is 10th in the league. They have 140 runs scored and hold an OBP of .306. The Twins have accrued 51 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 40 balls out of the park. They have compiled 132 runs batted in as well as 240 hits this season, and their batting average is sitting at .238. Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .416 and have been called out on strikes 271 times, while being walked on 90 occasions.
Twins pitchers have given up 43 home runs and also 142 runs in total (20th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 84 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.44 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.98 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.22. The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.22 on the year (18th in the league), and their staff has struck out 250 hitters.
Twins relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 29 times in addition to having 37 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 17 holds this season (12th in MLB). The Twins relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 41.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 29 save situations. They have recorded 5 saves this year and have blown 7 out of their 12 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 40 base runners on the season and 60.0% of them earned a run for their team. The Twins have dispatched 95 relievers to the hill this year.
The Minnesota Twins have earned 787 putouts thus far, as well as 273 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which ranks 12th in pro baseball, and they have turned 197 double plays. The Twins have converted 71.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,361 innings, which has them sitting at 11th in pro baseball.
Maeda (55-38 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.71 and he has gone up against 2,809 opposing hitters in the majors. He has allowed 577 base knocks (7.6 hits per 9 innings) with 195 free passes. His earned run average is 3.80 (289 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.128. Maeda has taken the hill for 684 innings and has earned 749 K's in his MLB career.
The Tigers hold a team slugging % of .343 and they have an average of 3.16 runs per game (30th in the league). They have recorded 32 doubles, while walking 81 times and scoring 101 runs. Detroit has recorded 32 HRs so far this season as well as 99 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 339 occasions (2nd in the league) and have earned 212 hits. The Detroit Tigers have recorded an on-base percentage of .267 and a batting average of .207 for the year.
The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 169 runs for the year while having an ERA of 5.17 (154 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 43 homers and they surrender 5.67 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.450 in addition to having a FIP of 4.91 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.93 (235 strikeouts against 122 free passes). They have a ranking of 26th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 267.
Detroit bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 42.6% out of their 54 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 21 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 23 save situations, the Tigers have 11 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They sit at 22nd in MLB with a save percentage of 54.5%, and they have sent 99 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 11 save opportunities and they have come away with 6 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have twisted 24 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .977 (28th in MLB). The Tigers have recorded 277 assists, 25 errors and have earned a total of 806 putouts this year. In their 2,418 innings played, the Tigers have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (19th in the majors).
Boyd (36-57 mark in his career) holds a 4.94 ERA while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.09 and he has faced 3,176 batters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 407 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.314 and a FIP of 4.7. In his career, Boyd has conceded 742 base knocks while he has earned 716 K's in 741 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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