New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-145) Minnesota (+125)
The New York Yankees (39-15) are hitting the road to Target Field on Wednesday where they will take on the Minnesota Twins (32-24). The moneyline on this matchup has New York at -145 and Minnesota opens at +125. The betting total comes in at 8. The starting pitchers are Nestor Cortes Jr and Chris Archer.
As a squad, the New York Yankees are putting up 4.8 runs/g, which has them at 6th in MLB. They have earned 258 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .321. The Yankees have tallied 75 doubles as a team and have knocked 80 balls out of the park. They have compiled 242 RBI's and 434 hits this season, while their team batting average sits at .244. New York has a slugging percentage of .425 and have been called out on strikes 441 times, while being walked on 190 occasions.
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Yankees pitchers have surrendered 38 home runs and also 156 runs (1st in baseball). They have walked 130 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.04 as a team for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.83 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.04. The Yankees have compiled a team earned run average of 2.75 so far this season (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 498 batters.
The Yankees have sent 165 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 80 base runners on the season and 28.8% of them crossed home plate. They have tallied 20 saves on the season and have not converted 8 out of their 28 save opportunities. The Yankees relievers have earned a save rate of 71.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 66 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 36 holds for the year (7th in MLB). Yankees pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 55 times and also have had 69 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees have notched a total of 1,456 putouts on the year, as well as 499 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is at .990 which has them ranked 2nd in professional baseball, and have a total of 32 double plays. The Yankees have converted 72.4% of balls in play into outs out of 4,368 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 1st in MLB.
Cortes Jr has taken the mound for 232 innings and has racked up 251 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.84 (99 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.237. He has surrendered 210 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 77 walks. Cortes Jr (12-6 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.44 while facing 971 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Twins hold a slugging % of .400 and they are scoring 4.36 runs per outing (14th in baseball). They have hit 93 doubles, while walking 192 times and recording 244 runs. Minnesota is sitting with 61 home runs this year as well as 233 RBIs. They have been rung up on 474 occasions (9th in the league) and have recorded 461 base hits. The Minnesota Twins have compiled a team OBP of .323 as well as a batting average of .248 on the season.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.225 and have a FIP of 3.91 as a squad this season. They come in at 19th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 445. The Minnesota pitching staff have surrendered 217 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.66 (201 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.91 (466 strikeouts against 160 bases on balls). They have surrendered 60 dingers and they allow 3.95 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
Minnesota bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 26.8% out of their 71 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 55 times in high leverage situations and on 47 occasions with runners on base. With 57 save situations, the Twins have amassed 35 holds and also 7 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in baseball holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 182 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 21 save chances and they have come away with 14 saves.
In their 4,446 innings on the field, the Twins have a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (14th in MLB). The Minnesota Twins have turned 40 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in professional baseball). The Twins have recorded 459 assists, 27 errors and have amassed 1,482 putouts on the season.
Archer (61-83 career record) holds a 3.88 ERA and has conceded 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.15 and he has faced 5,458 opposing hitters in his career. He has surrendered a total of 557 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.257 and having a FIP of 3.7. Thus far in his career, Archer has allowed 1,181 hits while accumulating 1,402 K's in 1,293 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-145)
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