Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Cleveland Guardians (15-15) are on their way to Target Field on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Minnesota Twins (18-12). The men taking the mound will be Shane Bieber and Dylan Bundy.
As a squad, the Cleveland Guardians are putting up 4.8 runs per outing, which has them at 5th in the league. They have earned 145 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .321. The Guardians have hit 53 doubles as a squad and have knocked 27 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 142 RBI's as well as 262 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .255. Cleveland is slugging .402 and have been rung up 224 times, while taking a walk on 95 occasions.
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The Guardians hold a team earned run average of 4.05 over the course of the season (23rd in the league), and they have rung up 242 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.57 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. Guardians pitchers have conceded 27 long balls and 135 runs (23rd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 94 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.83 as a unit so far this year.
The Guardians relievers have a save rate of 70.0% and stepped onto the hill in 20 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 38 runners for the season with 21.1% of those players crossed home plate. Guardians pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 29 times in addition to having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The Guardians have dispatched 101 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have a total of 9 holds on the year (29th in baseball). They have recorded 7 saves over the course of the season and have blown 3 out of their 10 save opportunities.
The Cleveland Guardians have amassed 794 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 262 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 20th in the majors, and have a total of 17 double plays. The Guardians have turned 71.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,382 innings on the field, which has them ranked 10th in the majors.
Bieber has taken the ball for 535 innings and has accounted for 662 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Bieber (42-20 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.07 and he has gone up against 2,181 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.34 (199 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.124. He has conceded 476 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 126 free passes.
Minnesota has accounted for 30 home runs on the campaign as well as 110 runs batted in. They have hit 50 doubles, while taking a walk 100 times as well as putting up 117 runs. The Minnesota Twins have tallied an on-base percentage of .314 in addition to a team batting average of .235 this season. The Twins hold a team slugging % of .383 and they earn 3.90 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 253 instances (18th in MLB) and have notched a total of 226 base knocks.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.140 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.63 as a team over the course of the season. They come in at 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 215. The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 97 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.14 (92 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.13 (269 strikeouts vs 86 free passes). They have allowed 30 dingers and they concede 3.31 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
With 26 save situations, the Twins have accrued 16 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. Minnesota has had relievers take the mound in 10 save chances and they have come away with 7 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 27 times in high leverage situations and on 21 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score rate of 37.5% out of 32 inherited runners. They rank 15th in MLB with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 94 relief pitchers onto the field so far this season.
In 2,376 innings played, the Twins have a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (8th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have gotten 21 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (15th in pro baseball). The Twins have accrued 230 assists, 15 errors and have 792 putouts on the season.
In his pro baseball career, Bundy has allowed 779 base knocks while accumulating 780 K's in 795 frames. He has given up a total of 420 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.308 and a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.98 and he has gone up against 3,399 hitters in his career. Bundy (49-59 career win-loss mark) has a 4.75 ERA while surrendering 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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