Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+135) New York (-172)
Nestor Cortes Jr and the New York Yankees (69-52, 2nd in AL East) host the Minnesota Twins (54-67, 4th in AL Central) at Yankee Stadium on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Twins priced at +135 and the Yankees are at -172. The O/U has been set at 10.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Charlie Barnes and Nestor Cortes Jr.
Minnesota has a slugging % of .426 and have struck out 1,039 times, while being walked on 414 occasions. They have tallied 525 runs batted in as well as 994 hits for the season, while their average at the plate is at .244. The Twins have tallied 202 doubles as a squad and have hit 171 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 560 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .319. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are recording 4.6 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 12th in MLB.
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Twins pitchers have conceded 180 home runs and 634 total runs (28th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 360 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.64 as a team on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.32. The Twins have an ERA of 4.86 this year (26th in the league), and the staff has rung up 989 batters.
Twins pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 98 times as well as having 135 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 63 holds on the campaign (13th in baseball). The Twins relief pitchers have a save percentage of 61.7% and has come into the game in 110 save situations. They have earned 29 saves on the campaign and have blown 18 of their 47 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 127 runners on the campaign and 47.2% of them earned a run for their team. The Twins have dispatched 389 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Minnesota Twins have a total of 3,186 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,086 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding rate is at .980 which ranks 30th in pro baseball, and they have turned 795 double plays. The Twins have turned 68.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,558 innings on the field, which ranks them 22nd in baseball.
Barnes has pitched in 18 innings and has accumulated 9 K's during his career. His ERA is 4.91 (10 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.364. He has conceded 20 base hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) and has 5 free passes. Barnes (0-2 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.13 while going up against 78 batters in the majors.
New York has knocked in 149 home runs on the year as well as 476 RBIs. They have 162 two-baggers, while getting a free base 495 times and putting up 513 runs. The New York Yankees have tallied an OBP of .327 in addition to a batting average of .237 this year. The Yankees hold a team slugging percentage of .395 and they are recording 4.24 runs per game (20th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,112 instances (8th in MLB) and have totaled 943 hits.
The Yankees have a WHIP of 1.178 in addition to having a FIP of 3.82 as a squad on the campaign. They are currently ranked 7th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 901. The New York pitching staff have conceded 486 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.65 (434 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio is 3.19 (1,144 strikeouts against 359 free passes). They have conceded 137 HR's and they concede 4.09 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 58 save chances and they have earned 38 saves. They rank 8th in the league holding a save percentage of 65.5%, and they have dispatched 372 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relievers have come in 162 times in high leverage situations in addition to 116 occasions with runners on. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.9% out of 152 inherited runners. Sitting with 125 save situations, the Yankees have earned 63 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
The New York Yankees have twisted 91 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in professional baseball). The Yankees have racked up 1,009 assists, 72 errors and have 3,210 putouts this season. In their 9,630 innings on the field, the Yankees are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (6th in professional baseball).
Cortes Jr (6-3 career record) has earned a 5.12 ERA while giving up 9.6 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and he has gone up against 567 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has conceded 73 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.473 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.4. In his MLB career, Cortes Jr has surrendered 137 hits while totaling 133 strikeouts in 128 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+135)
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