Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-105) New York (-116)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees (68-52, 2nd in AL East) will play the Minnesota Twins (53-67, 4th in AL Central) on Thursday. The Twins open this matchup at -105 while the Yankees are coming in at -116. The total opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Kenta Maeda and Jameson Taillon.
As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, which is 12th in baseball. They are sitting with 552 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .319. The Twins have hit 200 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 170 baseballs out of the park. They have 517 runs batted in and 984 hits on the season, and their batting average is at .244. Minnesota is slugging .427 and have been called out on strikes 1,033 times, while being walked on 409 occasions.
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Twins pitchers have relinquished 178 long balls and also 627 runs (28th in baseball). They have walked 350 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.62 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.81 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32. The Twins have a team earned run average of 4.85 for the year (26th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 983 batters.
The Twins bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 63.0% and has entered the game in 107 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 124 runners so far this year and 47.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. Twins relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 95 times as well as having 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 382 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen have notched 61 holds for the season (14th in baseball). They have earned 29 saves on the season and have not converted 17 out of their 46 save opportunities.
The Twins have transformed 68.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,459 innings, which has them ranked 23rd in baseball. The Minnesota Twins have a total of 3,153 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,070 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which puts them in 30th in the majors, and they have twisted 788 double plays.
Maeda has pitched in 757 frames and has tallied 829 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.84 (323 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.136. He has given up 642 base hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 219 walks. Maeda (59-40 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.71 while he has gone up against 3,109 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
New York has accumulated 149 home runs for the year and 471 RBIs. They have 161 two-baggers, while getting a free base 489 times and earning 508 runs. The New York Yankees have earned an OBP of .327 in addition to a batting average of .238 so far this year. The Yankees have a team slugging percentage of .396 and they have an average of 4.23 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,105 instances (8th in baseball) and have 936 base hits.
The New York pitching staff have relinquished 484 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.66 (432 earned runs given up). They have allowed 135 HR's and they concede 4.11 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.181 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.81 as a team over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.20 (1,138 strikeouts against 356 free passes). They come in at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 897.
New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.3% out of their 150 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 162 times in high leverage situations and also on 115 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 123 save situations, the Yankees have 62 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. They rank 8th in the league holding a save percentage of 64.9%, and they have sent 369 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. New York has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 57 save chances and they have earned 37 saves.
The New York Yankees have twisted 90 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in the majors). The Yankees have recorded 999 assists, 72 errors and have a total of 3,183 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 9,549 innings played, the Yankees have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (7th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Taillon has conceded 573 base hits while he has totaled 535 punch outs in 584 frames. Taillon (36-28 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.71 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 241 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.241 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.52 and he has faced 2,443 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-105)
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