Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+115) Minnesota (-135)
The Minnesota Twins (19-14) are hosting the Cleveland Guardians (15-16) at Target Field on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has Cleveland at +115 and Minnesota is at -135. The over/under is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Triston McKenzie and Joe Ryan.
The Guardians have hit 53 doubles as a unit and have knocked 30 balls out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .406 and have been called out on strikes 236 times, while taking a walk on 102 occasions. As a team, the Cleveland Guardians are putting up 4.9 runs per contest, which puts them at 4th in baseball. They have recorded 150 runs batted in as well as 271 hits for the season, and their team batting average is at .255. They have notched a total of 153 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .323.
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The Guardians have an earned run average of 4.33 on the year (25th in the league), and their staff has rung up 250 hitters. They have walked 99 hitters and their FIP is 4.02 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.53 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. Guardians pitchers have allowed 31 long balls and also 147 total runs (25th in baseball).
Guardians relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 30 times in addition to having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 9 holds on the season (29th in MLB). The Guardians relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 70.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 20 save situations. They have accumulated 7 saves for the year and have blown 3 out of their 10 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 40 runners on the year and 25.0% of those runners crossed home plate. The Guardians have sent 105 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Guardians have converted 71.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,454 innings, which ranks them 10th in MLB. The Cleveland Guardians have earned a total of 818 putouts this year, as well as 271 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which ranks 19th in professional baseball, and have a total of 19 double plays.
McKenzie (9-12 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.24 while he has gone up against 737 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 126 hits (6.2 hits per 9 innings) with 76 walks. His earned run average is 4.29 (87 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.106. McKenzie has taken the mound for 182 innings and is sitting with 208 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Twins have a team slugging % of .392 and they score 4.00 runs per game (18th in MLB). They have tallied 58 doubles, while taking a walk 110 times as well as scoring 132 runs. Minnesota has accounted for 34 home runs for the season and 124 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 284 instances (11th in MLB) and are sitting with 256 hits. The Minnesota Twins have an on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a batting average of .240 for the season.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.203 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.89 as a unit on the year. They come in at 15th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 248. The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 121 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.46 (112 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.90 (296 strikeouts vs 102 walks). They have given up 37 homers and they allow 3.74 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB).
Minnesota has called on relievers to enter the contest in 10 save opportunities and they have tallied 7 saves. They are currently ranked 16th in MLB with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 104 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Their relief pitchers have come in 28 times in high leverage situations in addition to 25 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.6% of 41 inherited base runners. Sitting with 27 save situations, the Twins have accrued 17 holds in addition to 3 blown saves.
The Minnesota Twins have gotten 23 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in pro baseball). The Twins have accrued 253 assists, 18 errors and have accounted for 873 putouts on the campaign. In their 2,619 innings on the diamond, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (16th in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, Ryan has conceded 36 base knocks while tallying 61 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched. Ryan (5-3 career mark) has earned a 3.24 ERA and has allowed 5.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 21 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 0.909 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.59 and he has gone up against 227 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+115)
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