Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon (6-5) vs. Tommy Milone (6-4)
The Chicago White Sox visit Target Field on Wednesday to play the Minnesota Twins. Carlos Rodon is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Tommy Milone of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +110 and Minnesota at -120. 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.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 61-68 record, including 28-36 on the road. Carlos Rodon has a 6-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.15 and a 1.51 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 12-7 over his 112.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 109 hits during those innings. The White Sox are also 10-9 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 3.35 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.
Chicago is batting .251 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .256 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 40-25 home record, Minnesota will hope to improve on their 67-63 overall mark. Tommy Milone has a record of 6-4 while sporting an earned run average of 3.86 on the year with a 1.28 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 8-9 and he has allowed 97 hits over 98 innings pitched this season. The Twins are also 8-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he takes the field. 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 21st in the league.
They are batting .248 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .267 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 24th 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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