San Francisco Giants vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-105) Minnesota (-115)
The Minnesota Twins (62-60) welcome the San Francisco Giants (61-62) at Target Field on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Giants at -105 and the Twins are sitting at -115. The over/under is 7. The pitchers taking the mound are Alex Cobb and Sonny Gray.
San Francisco has a slugging percentage of .393 and have struck out 1,074 times, while drawing a walk on 442 occasions. They have amassed 527 runs batted in as well as 956 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average is .234. The Giants have compiled 202 doubles as a squad and have hit 142 balls out of the park. They have a total of 551 runs while holding a team OBP of .316. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are scoring 4.5 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 12th in MLB.
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Giants pitchers have allowed 105 home runs and 538 total runs (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 330 opposing players and their FIP is 3.49 as a unit so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.15 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.92 for the season (17th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,039 batters.
The Giants have sent 430 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 160 runners for the year with 35.6% of those runners crossed the plate. They have earned 27 saves this season and have blown 17 of their 44 chances to get a save. The Giants bullpen have a save rate of 61.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 101 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 54 holds so far this season (24th in the league). Giants pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 109 times and also have had 129 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have accounted for 3,266 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,173 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 25th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 90 double plays. The Giants have turned 67.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 9,798 innings on the field, which has them sitting 28th in the majors.
Cobb has taken the ball for 1,116 innings and is sitting with 924 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.88 (481 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.268. He has conceded 1,085 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 331 free passes. Cobb (67-66 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.85 and he has faced 4,686 hitters in the majors.
Minnesota is sitting with 145 home runs on the season as well as 515 RBIs. They have recorded 203 two-baggers, while getting a free base 396 times and putting up 536 runs. The Minnesota Twins have an OBP of .317 and a team batting average of .248 on the year. The Twins have a slugging percentage of .409 and they score 4.36 runs per game (14th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,006 occasions (20th in the league) and have 1,029 base hits.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.242 and have a FIP of 4.10 as a staff this year. They have a ranking of 13th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 995. The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 519 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.97 (481 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.84 (1,018 strikeouts against 359 bases on balls). They have conceded 146 long balls and they yield 4.29 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB).
Minnesota has called on relievers to enter the game in 45 save chances and they have recorded 23 saves. They sit at 30th in MLB with a save rate of 51.1%, and they have dispatched 422 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 132 times in high leverage situations in addition to 98 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.0% of 142 inherited base runners. Sitting with 130 save situations, the Twins have amassed 84 holds in addition to 22 blown saves.
In 9,810 innings played, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (7th in the majors). The Minnesota Twins have gotten 91 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in pro baseball). The Twins have accrued 1,000 assists, 59 errors and have notched a total of 3,270 putouts for the year.
During his career, Gray has allowed 1,172 hits while he has tallied 1,316 punch outs in 1,363 innings. He has conceded a total of 541 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.213 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and he has faced 5,675 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Gray (89-76 career record) is the owner of a 3.57 ERA while conceding 7.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (-105)
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