Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija (4-4) vs. Mike Pelfrey (5-3)
The Minnesota Twins welcome the Chicago White Sox to Target Field on Tuesday. Jeff Samardzija is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Mike Pelfrey of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +105 and Minnesota at -115. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 26-41 over/under record and a 26-42 run line mark, meaning they cover 38% of the time. The Twins have a 33-34 over/under record and a 42-27 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 61% of the time.
The White Sox show up with a 30-38 record, including 12-23 on the road. Jeff Samardzija has an earned run average of 4.67 and is 4-4 so far on the season while having a 1.34 WHIP. He's pitched 94.1 innings thus far while surrendering 110 hits over that time and when he starts, the White Sox are 6-8. The White Sox are also 8-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen while being struck out 175 times and walking 73 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 9.29 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.10.
Chicago is batting .237 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .242 away from home. The White Sox hold a .345 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.96 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 72.
Minnesota is 23-14 at home while holding a 37-32 overall record on the season. Mike Pelfrey is starting this game 5-3 for the season with an earned run average of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.28. He's pitched 78.2 innings thus far while surrendering 78 hits over that time in which the Twins are 9-4. The Twins are also 5-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 138 times and walking 64 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.97 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84.
They are batting .246 as a team, which is good for 20th in the league and hitting .270 at home. The Twins hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.2 hits per game and Brian Dozier leads the team with 68.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 46 errors with 668 assists and 1,811 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 40 errors, accumulating 724 assists and compiling 1,840 put outs.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 26-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 26-42 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 42-27 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
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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