Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 6/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
The Cleveland Guardians (36-32) are welcoming the Minnesota Twins (41-33) at Progressive Field on Tuesday. The pitchers taking the mound are Devin Smeltzer and Zach Plesac.
The Twins have earned 131 doubles as a team and have hit 83 baseballs out of the park. Minnesota has a slugging percentage of .410 and have struck out 608 times, while taking a walk on 249 occasions. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, which ranks them 15th in the league. They have recorded 315 RBI's in addition to 621 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is .251. They have tallied 328 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .323.
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The Twins have an earned run average of 3.78 on the year (11th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 604 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.82 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. Twins pitchers have relinquished 86 home runs and also 296 total runs (9th in MLB). They have walked 214 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.07 as a unit on the year.
Twins bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 61 times as well as having 75 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 52 holds over the course of the season (3rd in MLB). The Twins relievers have recorded a save percentage of 62.1% and has entered the game in 82 save situations. They have earned 18 saves so far this year and have not converted 11 out of their 29 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 95 runners on the campaign with 24.2% of them crossed the plate. The Twins have dispatched 244 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Minnesota Twins have a total of 1,965 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 610 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 11th in MLB, and have a total of 53 double plays. The Twins have turned 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,895 innings on the field, which ranks them 10th in professional baseball.
Smeltzer has taken the ball for 114 innings and has earned 78 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Smeltzer (8-3 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.61 and he has gone up against 465 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.79 (48 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.184. He has given up 106 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 29 free passes.
The Guardians hold a team SLG% of .389 and they earn 4.53 runs per game (11th in baseball). They have recorded 129 doubles, while walking 196 times as well as putting up 308 runs. Cleveland has tallied 54 home runs for the year as well as 294 RBIs. They have struck out on 477 occasions (30th in the league) and have recorded 582 base hits. The Cleveland Guardians have an OBP of .311 and a team batting average of .250 over the course of the season.
The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 282 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.75 (252 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 75 dingers and they relinquish 4.20 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league). The Guardians have a team WHIP of 1.227 with a FIP of 4.04 as a unit on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.73 (563 strikeouts vs 206 walks). They are currently ranked 5th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 535.
With 49 save situations, the Guardians have accumulated 20 holds and also 7 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 26 save chances and they have come away with 19 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 72 times in high leverage situations in addition to 62 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.4% out of their 84 inherited runners. They sit at 6th in baseball with a save percentage of 73.1%, and they have sent 215 relievers to the hill on the year.
In their 5,436 innings on the field, the Guardians have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (11th in the majors). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 53 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in baseball). The Guardians have racked up 593 assists, 40 errors and have a total of 1,812 putouts on the campaign.
In his MLB career, Plesac has surrendered 351 hits and he has 295 strikeouts in 387 frames. He has allowed 171 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.158 and a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.04 and he has faced 1,591 batters during his MLB career. Plesac (24-19 career win-loss mark) has a 3.98 ERA and has conceded 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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