Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Cleveland Guardians (34-28) are en route to Target Field on Tuesday where they will attempt to defeat the Minnesota Twins (38-30). The starting pitchers will be Aaron Civale and Joe Ryan.
The Guardians have hit 118 doubles as a team and have knocked 48 balls out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .386 and have been called out on strikes 428 times, while taking a walk on 184 occasions. As a squad, the Cleveland Guardians are knocking in 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. They have accounted for 270 RBI's and 523 hits so far this year, while their batting average is .248. They are sitting with 283 runs while holding a team OBP of .310.
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The Guardians have an ERA of 3.57 on the year (6th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 514 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 176 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.92 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.92 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. Guardians pitchers have allowed 66 home runs and 248 runs in total (4th in MLB).
The Guardians have dispatched 194 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 82 base runners so far this year and 25.6% of them crossed home plate. They have recorded 17 saves this year and have blown 5 of their 22 save opportunities. The Guardians relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 77.3% and has entered the game in 44 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 19 holds over the course of the season (30th in baseball). Guardians pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 58 times as well as having 64 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Guardians have earned a total of 1,647 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 540 assists and 38 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 20th in MLB, and they have twisted 47 double plays. The Guardians have turned 71.1% of balls in play into outs out of 4,941 innings, which has them ranked 9th in baseball.
Civale has taken the ball for 287 innings and is sitting with 244 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.20 (134 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.199. He has conceded 272 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 72 walks. Civale (21-18 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.35 and he has faced 1,181 hitters in the major leagues.
The Minnesota Twins have an on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a team batting average of .251 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 562 occasions (15th in MLB) and have totaled 572 base knocks. Minnesota has knocked in 77 home runs on the campaign to go along with 287 RBIs. The Twins have a slugging percentage of .409 and they tally 4.41 runs per outing (14th in baseball). They have hit 119 doubles, while taking a walk 230 times and putting up 300 runs.
The Minnesota pitching staff have relinquished 275 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.85 (256 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 80 homers and they allow 4.13 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.239 with a FIP of 4.09 as a team on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.81 (557 strikeouts vs 198 bases on balls). They rank 18th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 544.
Minnesota relievers have an inherited score percentage of 22.7% out of 88 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 67 times in high leverage situations in addition to 57 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 70 save situations, the Twins have earned 45 holds and 8 blown saves. They are currently ranked 13th in MLB holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 223 relievers to the hill on the season. Minnesota has had relief pitchers take the mound in 24 save opportunities and they have walked away with 16 saves.
In 5,391 innings played, the Twins have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (11th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 48 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in the majors). The Twins have recorded 560 assists, 36 errors and have 1,797 putouts during this campaign.
During his MLB career, Ryan has conceded 50 base knocks while tallying 75 strikeouts in 74 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 27 ER's while holding a WHIP of 0.938 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.75 and he has gone up against 293 hitters so far in his career. Ryan (7-4 career record) holds a 3.25 earned run average and has allowed 6.0 hits per 9 innings.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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