New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-161) Minnesota (+105)
J.A. Happ and the Minnesota Twins (24-36, 5th in AL Central) host the New York Yankees (32-29, 3rd in AL East) at Target Field on Thursday. The Yankees open this game at -161 while the Twins are priced at +105. The over/under has been set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Michael King and J.A. Happ.
As a team, the New York Yankees are putting up 3.7 runs per game, which puts them at 27th in MLB. They have 223 runs and have an on-base percentage of .315. The Yankees have accounted for 68 two-baggers as a team and have hit 69 balls out of the park. They have 203 runs batted in and 446 base knocks this season, and their team batting average sits at .228. New York has a slugging % of .371 and have struck out 562 times, while being walked on 237 occasions.
Yankees pitchers have conceded 66 home runs and also 227 runs (5th in the league). They have walked 167 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.62 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.48 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.10. The Yankees have an ERA of 3.36 on the season (7th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 581 hitters.
The Yankees have dispatched 175 relievers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 53 runners on the year and 22.6% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have compiled 16 saves this season and have blown 5 out of their 21 save opportunities. The Yankees bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 76.2% and has entered the game in 46 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 24 holds for the season (25th in the league). Yankees relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 46 times in addition to having 72 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees have accounted for 1,606 putouts thus far, in addition to 513 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which ranks 8th in professional baseball, and have a total of 394 double plays. The Yankees have transformed 71.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,818 innings on the field, which ranks them 5th in professional baseball.
King has taken the ball for 56 innings and has earned 52 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.46 (34 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.393. He has surrendered 57 base hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 21 walks. King (1-5 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.56 and he has faced 250 batters in the major leagues.
The Twins hold a team slugging percentage of .425 and they score 4.58 runs per contest (12th in baseball). They have notched 103 doubles, while taking a walk 201 times as well as racking up 270 runs. Minnesota has compiled 83 home runs this year to go along with 253 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 525 occasions (16th in the league) and have a total of 478 base hits. The Minnesota Twins hold a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .241 so far this year.
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.328 in addition to having a FIP of 4.57 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.66 (484 strikeouts against 182 free passes). They are sitting at 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 498. They have conceded 83 long balls and they allow 5.36 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 305 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.76 (271 earned runs given up).
Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 23 save opportunities and they have earned 14 saves. They are ranked 17th in baseball holding a save rate of 60.9%, and they have sent 190 relievers to the mound for the year. Their relievers have come in 65 times in high leverage situations and also on 48 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 63.2% out of their 68 inherited base runners. With 59 save situations, the Twins have amassed 36 holds in addition to 9 blown saves.
In their 4,611 innings on the field, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (19th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have twisted 54 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in baseball). The Twins have racked up 520 assists, 38 errors and have a total of 1,537 putouts on the season.
So far in his career, Happ has given up 1,697 hits and he has 1,576 K's in 1,792 innings. Happ (126-94 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.03 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 802 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.301 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.48 and he has faced 7,597 opposing batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-161)
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