Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 6/6/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+135) Tampa Bay (-155)
Tropicana Field is the location where the Tampa Bay Rays (42-19) will try to defeat the Minnesota Twins (31-29) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Minnesota at +135 and Tampa Bay is opening at -155. The total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Louie Varland and Zach Eflin.
As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 16th in the league. They have racked up 267 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .315. The Twins have accounted for 96 doubles as a unit and have knocked 78 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 254 RBI's and 471 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is at .233. Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .403 and have been rung up 613 times, while taking a walk on 214 occasions.
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The Twins hold a team ERA of 3.42 on the season (2nd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 575 hitters. Twins pitchers have conceded 57 home runs and also 222 total runs (2nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 177 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.60 as a team for the year. Minnesota has given up 454 base hits (7.6 per 9 innings) and 205 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.25 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.17.
The Twins bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 52.0% and stepped onto the hill in 56 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 66 runners this season and 25.8% of them ended up scoring. Twins pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 48 times in addition to having 65 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 180 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have 31 holds on the campaign (17th in the league). They have compiled 13 saves on the campaign and have blown 12 of their 25 chances to save the game.
The Minnesota Twins have a tally of 1,620 putouts thus far, in addition to 465 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them ranked 22nd in professional baseball, and they have turned 42 double plays. The Twins have transformed 70.1% of balls in play into outs out of 4,860 innings on the field, which has them ranked 10th in professional baseball.
Varland has taken the hill for 67 frames and has 60 strikeouts thus far in his career. Varland (4-3 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.66 and he has gone up against 274 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.63 (27 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.179. He has given up 65 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 14 walks.
The Rays hold a slugging % of .479 and they average 5.82 runs per game (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 112 two-baggers, while walking 208 times and notching 355 runs. Tampa Bay has 103 home runs for the year and 339 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 516 occasions (15th in the league) and have accounted for 550 base hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have a team OBP of .342 as well as a team batting average of .266 for the season.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.228 in addition to having a FIP of 4.08 as a unit this season. They are sitting at 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 466. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have relinquished 233 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.70 (222 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 8.50 (512 strikeouts vs 197 bases on balls). They have given up 60 homers and they give up 3.88 runs per 9 innings (3rd in MLB).
Tampa Bay has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 31 save opportunities and they have recorded 18 saves. They sit at 19th in the league with a save rate of 58.1%, and they have dispatched 199 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 59 times in high leverage situations and also on 49 occasions with runners on base. Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.5% of 78 inherited runners. Sitting with 63 save situations, the Rays have amassed 32 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 50 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (6th in baseball). The Rays have accrued 579 assists, 25 errors and have accumulated 1,620 putouts this year. In their 4,860 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.2% (1st in MLB).
During his career, Eflin has allowed 746 hits while tallying 609 K's in 719 innings. He has given up a total of 351 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.271 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.63 and he has faced 3,038 opposing batters so far in his career. Eflin (43-46 career record) has earned a 4.39 earned run average while allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+135)
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