Monday, June 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: John Danks (3-7) vs. Tommy Milone (3-1)
The Chicago White Sox visit Target Field on Monday to play the Minnesota Twins. The White Sox send John Danks to the mound to face Tommy Milone of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +122 and Minnesota at -132. The over/under was set at 8.5. The White Sox have a 26-40 over/under record and a 26-41 run line mark, meaning they cover 39% of the time. The Twins are 42-26 against the run line and have a 33-34 over/under record. They cover the spread 62% of the time.
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The White Sox show up with a 29-38 record, including 12-23 on the road. Starting pitcher John Danks holds a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 5.16 and a WHIP of 1.45. In his starts, the White Sox are 5-8 over his 75 innings pitched this season while giving up 88 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 4-8 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.7 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.93 and they've given up 193 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .270 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 70 times and striking out 172 times. Chicago is averaging 8.44 strikeouts per game while getting 9.34 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.15.
Chicago is batting .236 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .242 away from home. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .291 and they hold a .343 team slugging percentage. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 70 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.9 hits per game.
Minnesota is 23-13 at home while holding a 37-31 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.67, Tommy Milone will come into this game holding a 3-1 record and a 1.25 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 4-3 and he has allowed 39 hits over 41.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Twins are 4-3 when he starts. The team is averaging 5.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.65 and they have given up 200 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Twins bullpen while walking 62 times and striking out 134 times. Minnesota is averaging 5.91 strikeouts per game while getting 9.34 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78.
They are batting .248 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .274 at home. Ranked at 25th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .302 and they hold a .383 team slugging percentage. Brian Dozier leads the team in hits with 67 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.26 hits a game.
The White Sox have committed 45 errors and have combined for 657 assists and 1,778 put outs leading to a .982 team fielding percentage. The Twins have committed 40 errors on the season with 716 assists and 1,813 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 26-40 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 26-41 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 33-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 42-26 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
06/09/15 P Dan Jennings Neck Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/5)
04/25/15 P Matt Albers Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/20)
04/04/15 P Nate Jones Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
06/14/15 CF Aaron Hicks Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
04/04/15 P Ervin Santana Suspension expected to miss 80 games
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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