Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, August 29, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Boston Red Sox (62-65) are traveling to Target Field on Monday where they will go up against the Minnesota Twins (64-61). The starting pitchers will be Brayan Bello and Dylan Bundy.
The Red Sox have hit 286 doubles as a unit and have hit 119 balls out of the park. Boston has a slugging percentage of .408 and have been called out on strikes 1,076 times, while taking a walk on 354 occasions. As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which is 11th in MLB. They have earned 547 runs batted in and 1,124 base knocks for the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .257. They are sitting with 572 runs and hold an OBP of .316.
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The Red Sox have an earned run average of 4.46 for the season (25th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,071 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.32. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 138 home runs in addition to 612 runs (25th in the league). They have walked 403 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.05 as a squad this season.
The Red Sox relievers have recorded a save percentage of 55.8% and has come into the game in 121 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 199 runners this year and 36.7% of those players crossed the plate. Red Sox pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 137 times and also have had 147 appearances in high leverage situations. The Red Sox have sent 459 relievers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 69 holds so far this year (12th in MLB). They have earned 29 saves on the season and have missed out on 23 out of their 52 save opportunities.
The Boston Red Sox have notched a total of 3,402 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,153 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which puts them in 14th in the majors, and have accumulated 111 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,206 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 24th in professional baseball.
Bello has taken the mound for 22 innings and has accounted for 22 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 7.36 (18 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 2.091. He has given up 34 base knocks (13.9 hits per nine innings) with 12 walks. Bello (0-3 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.03 and he has faced 108 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Minnesota Twins have accumulated an OBP of .318 and a batting average of .248 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,024 instances (20th in MLB) and have totaled 1,047 hits. Minnesota has accumulated 148 HRs on the year to go along with 527 runs batted in. The Twins have a slugging percentage of .409 and they are recording 4.38 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have tallied 204 two-baggers, while getting a free base 407 times as well as recording 548 runs.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.234 in addition to having a FIP of 4.07 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.84 (1,039 strikeouts against 366 free passes). They rank 9th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,003. They have yielded 146 dingers and they surrender 4.23 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 521 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.92 (483 earned runs given up).
Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 31.0% out of their 142 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 133 times in high leverage situations in addition to 99 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 130 save situations, the Twins have compiled 84 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. They sit at 30th in baseball with a save rate of 51.1%, and they have sent 428 relievers onto the field so far this year. Minnesota has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 45 save chances and they have converted 23 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have gotten 94 double plays and have a fielding rate of .987 (10th in professional baseball). The Twins have recorded 1,016 assists, 59 errors and have a tally of 3,327 putouts over the course of the season. In 9,981 innings played, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (7th in MLB).
During his career, Bundy has allowed 859 base hits while he has accumulated 835 strikeouts in 879 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 459 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.295 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.98 and he has faced 3,746 batters so far in his MLB career. Bundy (53-63 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.70 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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