Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 7/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, July 1, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Field is the site where the Minnesota Twins (43-35) will take on the Baltimore Orioles (35-42) on Friday. The men taking the mound will be Spenser Watkins and Joe Ryan.
The Orioles have earned 132 doubles as a unit and have knocked 79 baseballs out of the park. Baltimore is slugging .382 and have struck out 690 times, while drawing a walk on 208 occasions. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are notching 4.1 runs per outing, which has them at 23rd in baseball. They have recorded 295 runs batted in as well as 589 hits for the season, and their team batting average is at .229. They have accounted for 311 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .297.
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The Orioles hold a team ERA of 4.02 so far this season (19th in baseball), and they have rung up 536 batters. They have walked 217 hitters and their FIP is 4.19 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.47 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. Orioles pitchers have surrendered 79 long balls in addition to 331 runs in total (21st in MLB).
The Orioles bullpen have a save percentage of 79.2% and has entered the game in 64 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 148 runners on the season and 27.7% of those runners crossed home plate. Orioles relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 102 times and also have had 91 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have sent 259 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have accumulated 38 holds for the year (18th in MLB). They have compiled 19 saves so far this season and have missed out on 5 out of their 24 save chances.
The Baltimore Orioles have 2,011 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 733 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which puts them in 24th in MLB, and have accumulated 71 double plays. The Orioles have turned 69.0% of balls in play into outs out of 6,033 innings, which has them sitting at 21st in baseball.
Watkins has thrown 89 frames and is sitting with 53 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 6.93 (69 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.673. He has surrendered 115 base knocks (11.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 35 walks. Watkins (3-8 career mark) has a FIP of 6.07 while he has gone up against 416 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Twins hold a slugging % of .416 and they score 4.51 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have put up 134 two-baggers, while taking a walk 259 times and scoring 347 runs. Minnesota has a total of 90 home runs on the season as well as 334 runs batted in. They have struck out on 636 occasions (12th in the league) and have accounted for 654 base knocks. The Minnesota Twins hold an OBP of .325 as well as a team batting average of .253 for the season.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.216 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.02 as a team on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.84 (623 strikeouts against 219 walks). They come in at 17th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 609. They have given up 86 home runs and they concede 3.96 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 300 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.69 (279 earned runs conceded).
Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 24.0% out of 96 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 77 times in high leverage situations in addition to 62 occasions with base runners. With 83 save situations, the Twins have earned 52 holds and 12 blown saves. They are ranked 21st in the league with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 250 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 30 save chances and they have come away with 18 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 57 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (11th in the majors). The Twins have accrued 637 assists, 38 errors and have notched a total of 2,043 putouts during this campaign. In 6,129 innings played, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (8th in the majors).
During his career, Ryan has conceded 65 base hits while he has accumulated 83 strikeouts in 85 frames. He has conceded 33 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.016 and a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.77 and he has gone up against 343 hitters during his MLB career. Ryan (8-4 career mark) has a 3.47 ERA and has surrendered 6.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore
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