Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 6/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, June 10, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Minnesota Twins (33-25) will try to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays (33-23) at Target Field on Friday. The expected starting pitchers will be Drew Rasmussen and Devin Smeltzer.
Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .373 and have been called out on strikes 464 times, while drawing a walk on 162 occasions. They have recorded 215 RBI's in addition to 418 hits on the season, and their batting average is sitting at .229. The Rays have tallied 83 doubles as a squad and have hit 53 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 227 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .295. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are recording 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 20th in MLB.
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The Rays have a team earned run average of 3.27 this year (4th in the league), and their staff has struck out 482 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.49 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.13. Rays pitchers have surrendered 60 home runs and 214 runs (6th in the league). They have walked 138 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.74 as a unit over the course of the season.
Rays bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 57 times as well as having 77 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 40 holds on the season (4th in the league). The Rays relievers have compiled a save rate of 56.7% and has come into the game in 71 save situations. They have tallied 17 saves on the year and have missed out on 13 of 30 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 73 base runners on the year with 20.5% of them ended up scoring. The Rays have dispatched 205 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have notched a total of 1,488 putouts on the year, in addition to 466 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which puts them in 20th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 37 double plays. The Rays have converted 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,464 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB.
Rasmussen has pitched in 145 innings and has accounted for 140 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.23 (52 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.124. He has surrendered 115 hits (7.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 48 walks. Rasmussen (10-3 career record) has a FIP of 3.41 while facing 591 hitters in the majors.
The Twins hold a team slugging % of .402 and they tally 4.35 runs per outing (17th in the league). They have put up 95 doubles, while getting a free base 193 times and notching 248 runs. Minnesota has a total of 62 home runs this season to go along with 237 RBIs. They have been rung up on 481 occasions (9th in baseball) and have earned a total of 473 hits. The Minnesota Twins have earned an OBP of .323 as well as a batting average of .249 this year.
The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 227 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.78 (211 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 63 homers and they relinquish 4.06 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The Twins have a WHIP of 1.249 and have a FIP of 3.98 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.82 (476 strikeouts against 169 bases on balls). They are sitting at 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 459.
Sitting with 57 save situations, the Twins have earned 35 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. Minnesota has had relievers enter the contest in 21 save chances and they have converted 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 56 times in high leverage situations and on 49 occasions with base runners. Minnesota bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% of 76 inherited base runners. They rank 16th in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 186 relievers to the hill on the year.
In their 4,527 innings on the diamond, the Twins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (15th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have gotten 40 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (13th in pro baseball). The Twins have accrued 465 assists, 27 errors and have earned 1,509 putouts on the season.
In his career, Smeltzer has conceded 90 hits while totaling 69 strikeouts in 97 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 39 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.167 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 and he has gone up against 395 opposing hitters so far in his career. Smeltzer (6-2 career win-loss record) has a 3.59 ERA while surrendering 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
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Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota
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