Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Tampa Bay Rays (10-8) are welcoming the Minnesota Twins (10-8) at Tropicana Field on Friday.
The Twins have compiled 23 two-baggers as a team and have hit 20 baseballs out of the park. Minnesota is slugging .368 and have struck out 162 times, while taking a walk on 70 occasions. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are notching 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 20th in baseball. They have 62 runs batted in in addition to 125 hits this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .219. They have earned a total of 68 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .310.
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The Twins hold a team earned run average of 3.23 for the season (9th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 154 batters. They have walked 55 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.85 as a team for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.80 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.16. Twins pitchers have yielded 20 home runs and 60 runs in total (5th in MLB).
The Twins have dispatched 57 relievers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 18 base runners so far this season and 44.4% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 2 saves this season and have blown 3 of their 5 chances to save the game. The Twins relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 40.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 6 holds this year (29th in the league). Twins bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 12 times in addition to having 13 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have transformed 72.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,431 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 5th in MLB. The Minnesota Twins have a total of 477 putouts for the season, in addition to 148 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .987 which has them ranked 14th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 12 double plays.
Bundy has taken the hill for 786 innings and has earned 770 punch outs in his MLB career. Bundy (49-57 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.63 and he has gone up against 3,350 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.64 (405 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.296. He has surrendered 761 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 258 walks.
Tampa Bay has a total of 16 HRs on the season to go along with 74 runs batted in. They have notched 30 doubles, while getting a free base 62 times and recording 78 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have recorded an OBP of .320 and a batting average of .245 on the season. The Rays have a team SLG% of .390 and they are earning 4.33 runs per game (12th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 162 occasions (13th in MLB) and have recorded 145 hits.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 73 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.21 (56 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 17 HR's and they relinquish 4.18 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.108 in addition to having a FIP of 3.54 as a squad this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.15 (164 strikeouts vs 52 walks). They are sitting at 4th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 122.
Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 20.8% out of 24 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 17 times in high leverage situations in addition to 17 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 19 save situations, the Rays have tallied 12 holds and 2 blown saves. They are ranked 15th in the league with a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 68 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 7 save opportunities and they have earned 5 saves.
In 1,413 innings on the field, the Rays are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 72.3% (7th in MLB). The Tampa Bay Rays have gotten 8 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (23rd in pro baseball). The Rays have accrued 147 assists, 12 errors and have accumulated 471 putouts during this campaign.
During his MLB career, Kluber has given up 1,257 base knocks while he has tallied 1,556 punch outs in 1,437 innings pitched. Kluber (103-62 record in his career) holds a 3.20 earned run average and has conceded 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 511 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.105 and a FIP of 3.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.70 and he has gone up against 5,806 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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