Game: Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-120) Houston (+100)
The Houston Astros (31-21) will compete against the Minnesota Twins (27-26) at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Twins at -120 while the Astros are sitting at +100. The over/under comes in at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Joe Ryan and Brandon Bielak.
Minnesota is slugging .406 and have struck out 533 times, while drawing a walk on 189 occasions. They have 227 runs batted in and 411 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average comes in at .230. The Twins have recorded 83 doubles as a team and have smacked 72 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 240 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .313. As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are notching 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 16th in MLB.
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They have a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.18. Twins pitchers have allowed 50 long balls in addition to 198 total runs (2nd in the league). Minnesota has surrendered 404 base knocks (7.6 per 9 innings) and 182 earned runs. The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.43 for the season (2nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 525 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 160 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.53 as a unit this season.
The Twins relief pitchers have a save rate of 52.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 54 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 47 runners over the course of the season with 29.8% of them ended up scoring. Twins relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 38 times in addition to having 57 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 160 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have notched 31 holds on the season (8th in baseball). They have accumulated 12 saves over the course of the season and have blown 11 of their 23 save chances.
The Minnesota Twins are sitting with 1,431 putouts for the season, as well as 392 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .982 which is 26th in MLB, and have accumulated 33 double plays. The Twins have transformed 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,293 innings on the field, which has them sitting 13th in the majors.
Ryan (22-10 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.51 and he has faced 946 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 179 base knocks (6.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 62 free passes. His earned run average is 3.26 (85 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.027. Ryan has taken the ball for 234 innings and has 251 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
Houston has knocked in 53 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 224 RBIs. They have recorded 87 doubles, while getting a free base 161 times as well as scoring 234 runs. The Houston Astros hold an OBP of .316 as well as a batting average of .246 on the campaign. The Astros have a team slugging % of .392 and they average 4.50 runs per contest (17th in MLB). They have struck out on 417 occasions (26th in the league) and have totaled 429 base hits.
The Astros are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.175 and have a FIP of 3.70 as a staff so far this year. They come in at 1st in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 399. The Houston pitching staff have conceded 181 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.16 (162 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 9.80 (501 strikeouts against 143 bases on balls). They have surrendered 54 homers and they relinquish 3.53 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball).
Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.2% out of 42 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 42 times in high leverage situations and on 24 occasions with runners on. With 46 save situations, the Astros have accrued 25 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They rank 3rd in the league holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 161 relief pitchers onto the field for the season. Houston has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 20 save chances and they have earned 15 saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 43 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (6th in professional baseball). The Astros have racked up 426 assists, 20 errors and have a total of 1,385 putouts over the course of the season. In 4,155 innings on the diamond, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (11th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Bielak has surrendered 128 base knocks while accumulating 106 strikeouts in 119 innings. Bielak (7-9 career record) has a 4.81 earned run average while surrendering 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 64 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.496 and a FIP of 5.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.08 and he has gone up against 529 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight’s MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink’s Pick: Take Houston (+100)
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