Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+135) Minnesota (-155)
The Detroit Tigers (6-10) are traveling to Target Field on Thursday where they will take on the Minnesota Twins (9-8). The line on this matchup has the Tigers at +135 and the Twins are at -155. The over/under is set at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be Tarik Skubal and Bailey Ober.
Detroit has a slugging percentage of .329 and have been rung up 139 times, while taking a walk on 60 occasions. They have compiled 57 RBI's and 120 base knocks for the season, and their batting average sits at .232. The Tigers have earned 20 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 8 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 57 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .316. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are notching 3.6 runs per game, which has them at 24th in the league.
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Tigers pitchers have given up 11 long balls and also 63 runs in total (8th in the league). They have walked 42 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.36 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.76 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.15. The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 3.23 on the campaign (7th in the league), and their staff has struck out 116 hitters.
Tigers pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 10 times and also have had 21 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 7 holds so far this year (24th in the league). The Tigers relievers have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 13 save situations. They have recorded 4 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 2 of their 6 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 16 base runners for the season with 25.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The Tigers have sent 59 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Detroit Tigers have 427 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 128 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which has them sitting 10th in baseball, and have 6 double plays. The Tigers have converted 72.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,281 innings, ranking them 6th in baseball.
Skubal has taken the mound for 197 innings and has accumulated 217 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 4.39 (96 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.239. He has conceded 185 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 59 free passes. Skubal (10-17 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.89 while going up against 832 opposing batters in the majors.
The Minnesota Twins have tallied a team on-base percentage of .308 in addition to a batting average of .215 on the campaign. They have struck out on 159 instances (7th in baseball) and have notched a total of 116 base hits. Minnesota has compiled 17 HRs for the season as well as 57 RBIs. The Twins hold a team slugging % of .350 and they average 3.71 runs per game (21st in baseball). They have recorded 20 two-baggers, while taking a walk 67 times and notching 63 runs.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.207 and have a FIP of 4.01 as a unit on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.67 (144 strikeouts vs 54 bases on balls). They rank 13th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 127. They have allowed 20 long balls and they concede 3.60 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Minnesota pitching staff have surrendered 60 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 3.42 (57 earned runs conceded).
Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 44.4% out of their 18 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 13 times in high leverage situations in addition to 12 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 11 save situations, the Twins have 6 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. They are currently ranked 29th in MLB holding a save rate of 40.0%, and they have dispatched 55 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 5 save opportunities and they have recorded 2 saves.
In 1,350 innings on the field, the Twins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (9th in MLB). The Minnesota Twins have turned 12 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (13th in the majors). The Twins have recorded 141 assists, 8 errors and are sitting with 450 putouts this season.
Ober (4-4 career record) has earned a 3.99 earned run average while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.95 and he has gone up against 443 hitters in his career. He has allowed 48 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.172 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. During his career, Ober has given up 105 hits while totaling 109 strikeouts in 108 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-155)
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