New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-185) Minnesota (+140)
Target Field is the site where Randy Dobnak and the Minnesota Twins (24-35, 5th in AL Central) will play the New York Yankees (31-29, 4th in AL East) on Wednesday. The Twins open this contest at +140 while the Yankees are coming in at -185. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Gerrit Cole and Randy Dobnak.
The Yankees have recorded 68 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 69 balls out of the stadium. New York has a slugging percentage of .371 and have struck out 562 times, while taking a walk on 237 occasions. As a team, the New York Yankees are knocking in 3.7 runs/g, which puts them at 27th in MLB. They have recorded 203 RBI's and 446 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is .228. They have earned 223 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .315.
Yankees pitchers have conceded 66 home runs in addition to 227 runs (5th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 167 batters and their FIP is 3.62 as a team on the campaign. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.48 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.10. The Yankees hold a team earned run average of 3.36 this year (7th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 581 hitters.
The Yankees have dispatched 175 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 53 runners on the year and 22.6% of those players ended up scoring. They have earned 16 saves for the year and have not converted 5 of 21 save chances. The Yankees relief pitchers have a save percentage of 76.2% and has entered the game in 46 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 24 holds on the campaign (25th in MLB). Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 46 times and also have had 72 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Yankees have transformed 71.7% of balls in play into outs out of 4,818 innings, which has them sitting at 5th in the majors. The New York Yankees have a total of 1,606 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 513 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them sitting 8th in the majors, and have a total of 394 double plays.
Cole (107-58 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.04 while he has gone up against 5,416 hitters in the majors. He has allowed 1,142 hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 343 free passes. His ERA is 3.14 (469 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.105. Cole has taken the mound for 1,343 innings and is sitting with 1,534 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Twins hold a slugging % of .425 and they average 4.58 runs per contest (12th in the league). They have 103 two-baggers, while walking 201 times as well as recording 270 runs. Minnesota has accounted for 83 HRs over the course of the season as well as 253 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 525 occasions (16th in MLB) and are sitting with 478 hits. The Minnesota Twins have an on-base percentage of .316 and a team batting average of .241 this year.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.328 and have a FIP of 4.57 as a team so far this year. They rank 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 498. The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 305 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.76 (271 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.66 (484 strikeouts against 182 bases on balls). They have given up 83 homers and they give up 5.36 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball).
Minnesota has had relievers enter the game in 23 save chances and they have walked away with 14 saves. They rank 17th in baseball holding a save rate of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 190 relief pitchers onto the field for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 65 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 63.2% out of their 68 inherited runners. With 59 save situations, the Twins have accrued 36 holds in addition to 9 blown saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 54 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in pro baseball). The Twins have racked up 520 assists, 38 errors and have earned a total of 1,537 putouts this season. In their 4,611 innings played, the Twins have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (19th in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Dobnak has surrendered 115 base hits while totaling 72 punch outs in 107 innings. Dobnak (9-10 career mark) has earned a 4.04 earned run average while surrendering 9.7 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 48 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.318 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 and he has gone up against 460 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-185)
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