Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/25/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-140) Detroit (+120)
Comerica Park is where the Detroit Tigers (32-42) will try to beat the Minnesota Twins (39-38) on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has Minnesota at -140 while Detroit is sitting at +120. The total comes in at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Bailey Ober and Michael Lorenzen.
The Twins have accounted for 127 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 100 baseballs out of the park. Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .403 and have struck out 786 times, while drawing a walk on 258 occasions. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 21st in MLB. They have accrued 316 runs batted in and 598 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average comes in at .231. They have tallied 332 runs scored and have an OBP of .310.
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They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.31 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.18. Twins pitchers have allowed 77 home runs and also 300 total runs (4th in MLB). Minnesota has relinquished 597 base hits (7.8 per 9 innings) and also 282 earned runs. The Twins have an ERA of 3.67 on the year (3rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 728 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 220 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.67 as a unit this season.
The Twins have dispatched 226 relievers to the mound this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 79 runners this season with 31.6% of them crossed home plate. They have earned 16 saves on the year and have missed out on 15 of 31 save chances. The Twins relief pitchers have a save percentage of 51.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 71 save situations. The bullpen have 40 holds over the course of the season (16th in the league). Twins bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 57 times and also have had 78 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,219 innings, which has them ranked 10th in MLB. The Minnesota Twins have a tally of 2,073 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 598 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which puts them in 21st in MLB, and have a total of 57 double plays.
Ober (9-10 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.91 while he has gone up against 856 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 191 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 44 free passes. His earned run average is 3.52 (83 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.108. Ober has taken the hill for 212 frames and has accounted for 205 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Detroit Tigers have recorded a team on-base percentage of .302 in addition to a team batting average of .229 for the season. They have been rung up on 658 occasions (15th in the league) and have tallied 573 base hits. Detroit has recorded 67 home runs for the season to go along with 269 runs batted in. The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .363 and they score 3.76 runs per game (28th in baseball). They have notched 116 two-baggers, while taking a walk 249 times and racking up 278 runs.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.238 in addition to having a FIP of 4.22 as a team for the season. They are currently ranked 10th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 607. The Detroit pitching staff have given up 351 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.38 (321 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio is 8.30 (612 strikeouts against 209 walks). They have given up 89 home runs and they concede 4.79 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league).
With 67 save situations, the Tigers have amassed 38 holds and also 11 blown saves. Detroit has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 27 save opportunities and they have walked away with 16 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 80 times in high leverage situations and also on 79 occasions with runners on base. Detroit relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.4% of 115 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 22nd in baseball holding a save rate of 59.3%, and they have sent 234 relievers onto the field on the campaign.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 53 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (23rd in pro baseball). The Tigers have recorded 644 assists, 44 errors and have accumulated 1,979 putouts for the year. In their 5,937 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (7th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Lorenzen has allowed 596 hits and he has 545 strikeouts in 643 innings. Lorenzen (33-34 mark in his career) has a 4.09 earned run average while allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 292 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.330 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.10 and he has gone up against 2,738 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-140)
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