Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Jose Urena and the Detroit Tigers (40-51, 3rd in AL Central) host the Minnesota Twins (39-50, 4th in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Friday.
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Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .432 and have been called out on strikes 766 times, while being walked on 300 occasions. They have tallied 389 runs batted in and 737 hits on the season, and their batting average is at .246. The Twins have earned 148 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 129 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 421 runs and hold an OBP of .318. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are earning 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 10th in the league.
The Twins have compiled a team ERA of 4.98 this season (27th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 744 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 274 batters and their FIP is 4.66 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Twins pitchers have yielded 134 home runs and 478 total runs (28th in the league).
The Twins relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 64.7% and has come into the game in 84 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 97 runners for the year and 55.7% of them crossed the plate. Twins pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 71 times and also have had 97 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 289 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen are sitting with 50 holds for the year (9th in baseball). They have recorded 22 saves so far this season and have blown 12 out of their 34 chances to get a save.
The Twins have transformed 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 7,023 innings, ranking them 25th in professional baseball. The Minnesota Twins have a total of 2,341 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 778 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .981 which has them sitting 29th in pro baseball, and have a total of 596 double plays.
Berrios (55-41 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.00 and he has faced 3,247 batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 703 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 252 walks. His earned run average is 4.09 (349 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.243. Berrios has taken the ball for 768 frames and has accumulated 767 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Tigers hold a team SLG% of .387 and they score 4.15 runs per contest (21st in MLB). They have put up 116 doubles, while getting a free base 296 times and scoring 378 runs. Detroit has recorded 100 home runs so far this year and 366 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 908 instances (2nd in baseball) and have tallied 704 base hits. The Detroit Tigers have tallied a team on-base percentage of .307 and a batting average of .236 on the campaign.
The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 457 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.74 (414 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 116 home runs and they yield 5.23 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.387 and have a FIP of 4.67 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.25 (722 strikeouts against 321 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 24th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 769.
Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% of 143 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 86 times in high leverage situations and on 90 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 78 save situations, the Tigers have earned 44 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. They are ranked 18th in MLB holding a save rate of 61.3%, and they have sent 317 relievers to the mound for the year. Detroit has had relievers step onto the mound in 31 save chances and they have walked away with 19 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 77 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in MLB). The Tigers have 803 assists, 55 errors and have accumulated 2,359 putouts so far this season. Out of their 7,077 innings on the field, the Tigers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (19th in the majors).
Urena (34-54 career win-loss record) has a 4.81 ERA and has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.86 and he has gone up against 2,913 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 360 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.380 and having a FIP of 4.8. During his MLB career, Urena has allowed 685 hits while he has totaled 456 strikeouts in 674 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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