New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-132) Minnesota (+105)
Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins (24-35, 5th in AL Central) host the New York Yankees (31-29, 4th in AL East) at Target Field on Tuesday. The Yankees open this matchup at -132 while the Twins are coming in at +105. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jordan Montgomery and Michael Pineda.
New York has a slugging rate of .371 and have been rung up 562 times, while being walked on 237 occasions. They have 203 RBI's in addition to 446 hits on the season, while their batting average is at .228. The Yankees have hit 68 doubles as a team and have hit 69 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 223 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .315. As a team, the New York Yankees are earning 3.7 runs per outing, which ranks them 27th in baseball.
The Yankees have compiled a team earned run average of 3.36 on the campaign (7th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 581 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.48 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.10. Yankees pitchers have surrendered 66 home runs and also 227 runs in total (6th in MLB). They have walked 167 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.62 as a team for the season.
The Yankees relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 76.2% and has entered the game in 46 save situations. The relievers have inherited 53 base runners this season with 22.6% of those runners crossed the plate. Yankees pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 46 times in addition to having 72 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have sent 175 relievers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 24 holds on the season (25th in baseball). They have compiled 16 saves this season and have blown 5 of their 21 save opportunities.
The New York Yankees have earned 1,606 putouts thus far, in addition to 513 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 8th in the majors, and have accumulated 394 double plays. The Yankees have turned 71.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,818 innings, ranking them 5th in baseball.
Montgomery has taken the mound for 290 innings and has earned 278 punch outs so far in his career. Montgomery (16-11 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.94 and he has gone up against 1,219 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.09 (132 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.237. He has allowed 272 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 87 free passes.
The Minnesota Twins have earned a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .241 for the year. They have struck out on 525 occasions (15th in the league) and have recorded 478 base knocks. Minnesota has accounted for 83 HRs for the season as well as 253 runs batted in. The Twins have a team SLG% of .425 and they average 4.58 runs per game (10th in MLB). They have recorded 103 doubles, while taking a walk 201 times as well as putting up 270 runs.
The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 305 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.76 (271 earned runs conceded). They have given up 83 long balls and they relinquish 5.36 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Twins have a WHIP of 1.328 in addition to having a FIP of 4.56 as a staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.66 (484 strikeouts vs 182 free passes). They come in at 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 498.
Sitting with 59 save situations, the Twins have recorded 36 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Minnesota has called on relievers to enter the contest in 23 save opportunities and they have tallied 14 saves. Their relievers have come in 65 times in high leverage situations and also on 48 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 63.2% of 68 inherited runners. They rank 17th in baseball with a save rate of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 190 relievers onto the diamond so far this season.
The Minnesota Twins have twisted 54 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in professional baseball). The Twins have racked up 520 assists, 38 errors and have earned a total of 1,537 putouts this season. In 4,611 innings on the field, the Twins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (19th in the majors).
In his career, Pineda has conceded 857 base hits while earning 900 K's in 900 innings. Pineda (56-49 record in his career) holds a 3.99 earned run average while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 399 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.178 and having a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 4.41 and he has faced 3,723 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-132)
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