Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale (12-7) vs. Tyler Duffey (2-1)
The Chicago White Sox take on the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday at Target Field. Chris Sale is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Tyler Duffey of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -150 and Minnesota at +140. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox, with a 62-67 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 61-64 over/under record. The Twins have a 61-61 over/under record and a 78-52 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 60% of the time.
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The White Sox come into this game with a 61-68 record, and they are 28-36 away from home. Chris Sale has an earned run average of 3.20 and is 12-7 so far on the season while having a 1.02 WHIP. The White Sox are 15-10 over his 171.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 140 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 10-13 in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 336 and walked 135 batters this season while opposing teams hit .249 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.97 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.53 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.96, they are 17th in the league.
As a team, Chicago is batting .251, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 23rd in baseball. With 142 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.6.
With a 67-63 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 40-25 at home. Tyler Duffey is starting this game 2-1 for the season with an earned run average of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.62. The Twins have a record of 3-1 over the 21 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 23 hits. Against the over/under, the Twins are 3-1 when he starts. He is getting 7.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 391 base hits on the year. The Twins bullpen has struck out 302 batters and walked 128 this season while opposing teams have hit .249 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.54 hits per game and are averaging 6.28 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.16, they are 22nd in the league.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Twins hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 29th in baseball. With 129 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.35.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 79 errors with 1,305 assists and 3,471 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumulated 69 errors while having 1,313 assists and 3,456 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 61-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 62-67 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 61-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 78-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/30/15 P Zach Putnam Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27)
07/08/15 P Javy Guerra Suspension expected to miss 50 games
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
08/26/15 P J.R. Graham Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26)
08/20/15 CF Aaron Hicks Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/13/15 P Phil Hughes Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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