Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-172) Detroit (+130)
Bailey Ober and the Minnesota Twins (39-50, 4th in AL Central) go to Comerica Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (40-51, 3rd in AL Central). The Twins open this matchup at -172 while the Tigers are priced at +130. The total is set at 9.5. The men taking the mound will be Bailey Ober and Wily Peralta.
Minnesota is slugging .432 and have been called out on strikes 766 times, while drawing a walk on 300 occasions. They have recorded 389 RBI's and 737 hits this season, and their average at the plate is .246. The Twins have accrued 148 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 129 balls out of the stadium. They have 421 runs and have an on-base percentage of .318. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, which is 10th in baseball.
The Twins have compiled a team ERA of 4.98 on the season (27th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 744 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.72 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.36. Twins pitchers have relinquished 134 home runs in addition to 478 runs in total (28th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 274 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.66 as a team on the season.
Twins relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 71 times in addition to having 97 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 50 holds so far this year (9th in MLB). The Twins relief pitchers have a save percentage of 64.7% and stepped onto the hill in 84 save situations. They have earned 22 saves on the season and have not converted 12 out of their 34 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 97 runners on the year with 55.7% of them crossed home plate. The Twins have dispatched 289 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Minnesota Twins are sitting with 2,341 putouts on the year, as well as 778 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .981 which puts them in 29th in MLB, and have a total of 596 double plays. The Twins have turned 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 7,023 innings on the field, which has them sitting 25th in professional baseball.
Ober (1-1 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.56 while going up against 142 opposing batters in the majors. He has allowed 34 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) with 11 walks. His earned run average is 5.45 (20 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.364. Ober has thrown 33 frames and is sitting with 37 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Detroit Tigers have accounted for an OBP of .307 as well as a batting average of .236 so far this season. They have struck out on 908 occasions (2nd in the league) and have a total of 704 base hits. Detroit has a total of 100 home runs this year as well as 366 runs batted in. The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .387 and they tally 4.15 runs per contest (21st in the league). They have put up 116 two-baggers, while getting a free base 296 times and earning 378 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 457 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.74 (414 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 116 homers and they relinquish 5.23 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.387 with a FIP of 4.67 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.25 (722 strikeouts vs 321 free passes). They have a ranking of 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 769.
Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of their 143 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 86 times in high leverage situations and on 90 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 78 save situations, the Tigers have tallied 44 holds and 12 blown saves. They are ranked 18th in the league with a save rate of 61.3%, and they have dispatched 317 relievers onto the field for the season. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 31 save opportunities and they have come away with 19 saves.
In 7,077 innings on the field, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (19th in professional baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 77 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in MLB). The Tigers have recorded 803 assists, 55 errors and have 2,359 putouts on the season.
During his career, Peralta has given up 853 hits while he has earned 586 punch outs in 805 innings. He has given up a total of 397 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.439 and a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 1.92 and he has faced 3,480 batters during his career. Peralta (52-57 career mark) has earned a 4.44 ERA and has surrendered 9.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-172)
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