Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/24/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-175) Detroit (+150)
The Minnesota Twins (38-38) are on their way to Comerica Park on Saturday where they will play the Detroit Tigers (32-41). The moneyline on this game has the Twins at -175 and the Tigers are coming in at +150. The total comes in at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Pablo Lopez and Reese Olson.
As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are compiling 4.3 runs per outing, which puts them at 20th in the league. They have earned a total of 328 runs while holding a team OBP of .311. The Twins have tallied 125 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 98 balls out of the park. They have recorded 313 runs batted in and 592 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is at .232. Minnesota is slugging .403 and have been called out on strikes 776 times, while drawing a walk on 254 occasions.
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The Twins hold a team earned run average of 3.71 so far this season (4th in the league), and the staff has rung up 712 batters. Twins pitchers have surrendered 77 home runs and 299 runs in total (6th in MLB). They have walked 216 hitters and their FIP is 3.70 as a squad on the season. Minnesota has yielded 590 base hits (7.8 per 9 innings) as well as 281 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.30 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.18.
Twins relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 56 times as well as having 77 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 38 holds so far this season (19th in MLB). The Twins relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 68 save situations. They have earned 15 saves on the campaign and have not converted 15 of 30 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 77 runners for the year and 31.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Twins have dispatched 222 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Minnesota Twins have accumulated 2,046 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 593 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which has them sitting 21st in pro baseball, and have a total of 54 double plays. The Twins have turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,138 innings on the field, which ranks them 9th in professional baseball.
Lopez has taken the ball for 600 innings and is sitting with 599 K's thus far in his career. Lopez (31-35 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.73 and he has faced 2,483 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.01 (267 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.180. He has surrendered 540 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 168 walks.
The Detroit Tigers have an on-base percentage of .302 as well as a batting average of .229 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 642 occasions (17th in baseball) and have totaled 566 base hits. Detroit is sitting with 67 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 268 runs batted in. The Tigers hold a team slugging % of .365 and they average 3.79 runs per game (28th in baseball). They have put up 115 doubles, while taking a walk 245 times and scoring 277 runs.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.240 in addition to having a FIP of 4.20 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 8.30 (602 strikeouts vs 205 free passes). They rank 9th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 601. They have conceded 87 home runs and they concede 4.80 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Detroit pitching staff have given up 347 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.40 (318 earned runs surrendered).
Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.5% of 112 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 80 times in high leverage situations in addition to 78 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 67 save situations, the Tigers have compiled 38 holds and 11 blown saves. They are currently ranked 21st in the league holding a save percentage of 59.3%, and they have sent 231 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this season. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 27 save chances and they have tallied 16 saves.
Out of their 5,856 innings on the field, the Tigers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (7th in MLB). The Detroit Tigers have gotten 53 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (22nd in professional baseball). The Tigers have recorded 635 assists, 42 errors and have 1,952 putouts so far this year.
During his career, Olson has given up 16 hits while he has earned 19 strikeouts in 19 innings. Olson (0-2 career mark) has a 5.59 earned run average while surrendering 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 12 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.086 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.80 and he has gone up against 80 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-175)
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