Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+170) Los Angeles (-200)
The Minnesota Twins (57-51) are en route to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday where they will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers (75-33). The moneyline on this game has the Twins at +170 and the Dodgers are priced at -200. The betting total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Joe Ryan and Julio Urias.
As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are notching 4.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They have accumulated 488 runs scored and have an OBP of .321. The Twins have compiled 186 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 133 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 472 runs batted in and 917 hits for the year, and their team batting average is .251. Minnesota has a slugging percentage of .417 and have been called out on strikes 877 times, while taking a walk on 353 occasions.
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The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 4.02 so far this season (19th in MLB), and they have rung up 891 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.76 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.24. Twins pitchers have conceded 132 home runs in addition to 461 runs (16th in the league). They have walked 323 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.17 as a unit on the campaign.
The Twins have sent 371 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 127 base runners so far this year with 31.5% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 21 saves on the campaign and have blown 21 of their 42 save opportunities. The Twins relief pitchers have a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 116 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 73 holds so far this season (5th in baseball). Twins relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 86 times in addition to having 118 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have transformed 70.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 8,631 innings on the diamond, ranking them 7th in baseball. The Minnesota Twins have a total of 2,877 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 879 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which puts them in 11th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 76 double plays.
Ryan has taken the hill for 117 innings and is sitting with 119 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Ryan (10-5 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.04 while he has gone up against 472 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.76 (49 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.014. He has surrendered 89 hits (6.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 30 walks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied a team OBP of .336 as well as a team batting average of .260 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 889 instances (20th in baseball) and have a total of 955 hits. Los Angeles is sitting with 139 home runs for the year as well as 542 runs batted in. The Dodgers hold a team slugging % of .446 and they are earning 5.29 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have recorded 221 two-baggers, while taking a walk 402 times and recording 571 runs.
The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.066 with a FIP of 3.38 as a unit this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.58 (948 strikeouts against 265 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 762. They have conceded 93 homers and they surrender 3.22 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 345 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 2.87 (307 earned runs conceded).
Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 28.3% out of 99 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 83 times in high leverage situations and also on 71 occasions with base runners. With 119 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 74 holds and 11 blown saves. They rank 2nd in MLB holding a save rate of 74.4%, and they have dispatched 373 relievers onto the diamond on the season. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have recorded 32 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 88 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (9th in professional baseball). The Dodgers have 908 assists, 52 errors and have a total of 2,890 putouts for the season. Out of their 8,670 innings on the field, the Dodgers have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.3% (2nd in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Urias has surrendered 450 hits while tallying 536 K's in 540 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 179 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.114 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.53 and he has gone up against 2,204 hitters during his MLB career. Urias (43-16 career win-loss mark) holds a 2.98 ERA while allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+170)
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