Friday, September 11, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana (4-4) vs. Erik Johnson (1-0)
The Chicago White Sox host the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. The Twins send Ervin Santana to the mound to face Erik Johnson of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +105 and Chicago at -115. The over/under was set at 8. The Twins, with a 83-56 run line record, cover the spread 60% of the time. They also have a 64-65 over/under record. The White Sox have a 67-67 over/under record and a 67-71 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
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The Twins come into this game with a 72-67 record, and they are 30-41 away from home. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana holds a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.93 and a WHIP of 1.41. In his starts, the Twins are 6-6 over his 73 innings pitched this season while giving up 79 hits during those innings. The Twins are also 6-6 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.08 and they've given up 421 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .252 against the Twins bullpen while walking 140 times and striking out 321 times. Minnesota is averaging 6.34 strikeouts per game while getting 9.48 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 21st in baseball in team earned run average at 4.16.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .247, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .229 average away from home. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .302 and they hold a .399 team slugging percentage. Joe Mauer leads the team in hits with 136 while the team ranks 27th in baseball with 8.32 hits per game.
With a 66-72 overall record, Chicago will come into this game 34-34 at home. With an earned run average of 4.50, Erik Johnson will come into this game holding a 1-0 record and a 0.83 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 1-0 and he has allowed 5 hits over 6 innings pitched this season. The White Sox are also 1-0 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.41 and they have given up 356 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .251 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 139 times and striking out 354 times. Chicago is averaging 8.49 strikeouts per game while getting 8.96 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .245 average at home. Ranked at 25th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .307 and they hold a .384 team slugging percentage. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 154 while the team ranks 11th in baseball with 8.64 hits a game.
The Twins have committed 71 errors and have combined for 1,400 assists and 3,699 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. The White Sox have committed 85 errors on the season with 1,388 assists and 3,708 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 64-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 83-56 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 67-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 67-71 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/10/15 C Kurt Suzuki Knee injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Chicago White Sox
09/03/15 P Glen Perkins Back out indefinitely
08/26/15 P J.R. Graham Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26)
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)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins
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