Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+175) New York (-233)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Jordan Montgomery and the New York Yankees (71-52, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Minnesota Twins (54-69, 4th in AL Central) on Sunday. The Yankees open this contest at -233 while the Twins are priced at +175. The over/under has been set at 10. The starting pitchers will be Griffin Jax and Jordan Montgomery.
The Twins have accounted for 205 doubles as a team and have hit 174 balls out of the stadium. Minnesota is slugging .426 and have struck out 1,059 times, while drawing a walk on 417 occasions. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 12th in baseball. They have accumulated 532 runs batted in as well as 1,006 hits this year, and their average at the plate sits at .243. They have tallied 567 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .318.
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Twins pitchers have conceded 185 long balls and also 651 total runs (28th in MLB). They have walked 369 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.68 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.72 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. The Twins have a team earned run average of 4.93 for the year (27th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,004 batters.
The Twins have sent 393 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 127 base runners for the season with 47.2% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 29 saves this year and have missed out on 18 of their 47 save chances. The Twins relievers have earned a save rate of 61.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 110 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 63 holds this season (14th in the league). Twins relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 98 times in addition to having 135 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have converted 69.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,702 innings on the field, which has them ranked 21st in professional baseball. The Minnesota Twins have notched a total of 3,234 putouts on the year, as well as 1,102 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which puts them in 30th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 810 double plays.
Jax has taken the ball for 44 innings and has tallied 35 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.11 (25 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.250. He has surrendered 40 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 15 free passes. Jax (3-1 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.93 while going up against 187 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The New York Yankees have accumulated a team OBP of .328 and a team batting average of .238 for the year. They have been rung up on 1,127 occasions (8th in the league) and have tallied 960 base knocks. New York has hit 154 home runs this year as well as 493 runs batted in. The Yankees hold a team slugging percentage of .399 and they are recording 4.31 runs per game (20th in MLB). They have hit 166 doubles, while taking a walk 504 times as well as putting up 530 runs.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.172 and have a FIP of 3.82 as a pitching staff this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.22 (1,164 strikeouts vs 362 walks). They come in at 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 913. They have given up 140 long balls and they concede 4.08 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The New York pitching staff have conceded 493 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.65 (441 earned runs surrendered).
New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.8% of 153 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 162 times in high leverage situations in addition to 117 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 128 save situations, the Yankees have earned 65 holds and also 20 blown saves. They are ranked 5th in baseball with a save rate of 66.1%, and they have dispatched 377 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. New York has had relief pitchers take the mound in 59 save opportunities and they have recorded 39 saves.
The New York Yankees have turned 92 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in pro baseball). The Yankees have 1,024 assists, 72 errors and have a tally of 3,264 putouts for the season. Out of their 9,792 innings played, the Yankees have a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (6th in the majors).
In his pro baseball career, Montgomery has surrendered 326 base hits while he has totaled 340 punch outs in 350 innings. Montgomery (17-15 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.01 ERA and has surrendered 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 156 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.243 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.12 and he has faced 1,468 opposing batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+175)
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