Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 6/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+125) Cleveland (-145)
Progressive Field is the location where the Cleveland Guardians (37-34) will take on the Minnesota Twins (43-34) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Twins at +125 while the Guardians are sitting at -145. The total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Chris Archer and Shane Bieber.
Minnesota has a slugging % of .416 and have struck out 636 times, while drawing a walk on 259 occasions. They have accumulated 334 RBI's as well as 654 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is sitting at .253. The Twins have compiled 134 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 90 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 347 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .325. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 11th in baseball.
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The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 3.69 for the year (7th in the league), and the staff has rung up 623 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 219 opposing players and their FIP is 4.02 as a team on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.84 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. Twins pitchers have relinquished 86 long balls in addition to 300 runs (8th in the league).
The Twins have dispatched 250 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 96 runners for the season and 24.0% of those runners crossed home plate. They have compiled 18 saves on the campaign and have not converted 12 out of their 30 save opportunities. The Twins relief pitchers have a save rate of 60.0% and stepped onto the hill in 83 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 52 holds so far this season (4th in baseball). Twins relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 62 times in addition to having 77 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have turned 70.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,976 innings on the field, which has them ranked 9th in MLB. The Minnesota Twins are sitting with 1,992 putouts thus far, in addition to 623 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which puts them in 11th in professional baseball, and have a total of 56 double plays.
Archer has taken the mound for 1,311 innings and has earned 1,415 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.84 (560 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.253. He has conceded 1,191 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 452 walks. Archer (63-84 career mark) has a FIP of 3.70 and he has gone up against 5,528 hitters in the major leagues.
The Cleveland Guardians have compiled a team on-base percentage of .308 as well as a batting average of .247 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 496 occasions (30th in the league) and have earned a total of 597 base knocks. Cleveland has accumulated 54 home runs on the season as well as 297 runs batted in. The Guardians have a SLG% of .383 and they earn 4.39 runs per contest (15th in MLB). They have hit 134 two-baggers, while taking a walk 201 times as well as scoring 312 runs.
The Cleveland pitching staff have relinquished 301 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.87 (271 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 82 homers and they give up 4.29 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Guardians hold a team WHIP of 1.242 in addition to having a FIP of 4.12 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.74 (591 strikeouts vs 216 walks). They are sitting at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 568.
With 51 save situations, the Guardians have 20 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 28 save chances and they have converted 20 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 75 times in high leverage situations and on 63 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.6% out of their 87 inherited base runners. They are ranked 7th in baseball with a save rate of 71.4%, and they have sent 225 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 54 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in baseball). The Guardians have racked up 602 assists, 41 errors and have notched a total of 1,839 putouts this season. In their 5,517 innings on the field, the Guardians have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.4% (12th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Bieber has surrendered 525 base hits while tallying 721 strikeouts in 588 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 213 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.126 and a FIP of 3.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 5.26 and he has faced 2,390 hitters in his career. Bieber (44-22 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.26 ERA while giving up 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-145)
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