San Francisco Giants vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Minnesota Twins (62-60) are welcoming the San Francisco Giants (61-62) at Target Field on Sunday. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jakob Junis and Anibal Sanchez.
As a team, the San Francisco Giants are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in baseball. They have 551 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .316. The Giants have accrued 202 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 142 balls out of the park. They have tallied 527 RBI's and 956 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .234. San Francisco has a slugging rate of .393 and have been called out on strikes 1,074 times, while drawing a walk on 442 occasions.
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The Giants have a team earned run average of 3.92 over the course of the season (17th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,039 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.15 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.27. Giants pitchers have given up 105 home runs and 538 runs in total (19th in baseball). They have walked 330 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.49 as a unit on the year.
The Giants have dispatched 430 relievers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 160 runners this year with 35.6% of them crossed the plate. They have compiled 27 saves for the year and have blown 17 of 44 save opportunities. The Giants relievers have recorded a save rate of 61.4% and has entered the game in 101 save situations. The relief pitchers have 54 holds this season (24th in MLB). Giants relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 109 times as well as having 129 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have earned 3,266 putouts this year, in addition to 1,173 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 25th in MLB, and have 90 double plays. The Giants have turned 67.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,798 innings on the field, which has them ranked 28th in professional baseball.
Junis has pitched in 593 innings and has totaled 537 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.66 (307 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.320. He has surrendered 623 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 160 walks. Junis (33-38 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.61 while he has faced 2,551 hitters in the major leagues.
The Minnesota Twins have compiled a team OBP of .317 as well as a team batting average of .248 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 1,006 occasions (20th in the league) and have accounted for 1,029 base hits. Minnesota is sitting with 145 long balls so far this year to go along with 515 runs batted in. The Twins hold a slugging percentage of .409 and they are scoring 4.36 runs per game (14th in the league). They have put up 203 doubles, while taking a walk 396 times and scoring 536 runs.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.242 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a unit for the year. They are sitting at 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 995. The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 519 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.97 (481 earned runs given up). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.84 (1,018 strikeouts against 359 bases on balls). They have allowed 146 dingers and they surrender 4.29 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league).
Minnesota relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.0% of 142 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 132 times in high leverage situations in addition to 98 occasions with runners on. With 130 save situations, the Twins have compiled 84 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. They rank 30th in MLB with a save rate of 51.1%, and they have sent 422 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 45 save opportunities and they have walked away with 23 saves.
In their 9,810 innings on the diamond, the Twins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (7th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 91 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in the majors). The Twins have accrued 1,000 assists, 59 errors and have a tally of 3,270 putouts on the campaign.
Thus far in his career, Sanchez has allowed 1,942 base hits while he has earned 1,754 strikeouts in 1,987 innings pitched. Sanchez (112-118 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.08 ERA and has surrendered 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 902 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.315 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 and he has gone up against 8,484 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco
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