Saturday, September 12, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Tommy Milone (8-4) vs. Jose Quintana (8-10)
The Minnesota Twins take on the Chicago White Sox on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field. The Twins send Tommy Milone to the mound to face Jose Quintana of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +123 and Chicago at -133. The over/under was set at 8. The Twins have a 64-65 over/under record and a 83-56 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The White Sox are 67-71 against the run line and have a 67-67 over/under record. They cover 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. Tommy Milone has an earned run average of 3.54 and is 8-4 so far on the season while having a 1.21 WHIP. The Twins are 10-9 over his 112 innings pitched and he's also given up 106 hits over that time period. The Twins are also 8-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.6 runs a game when he pitches. 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.
Minnesota ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .247 while hitting .229 on the road. 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 137 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. Jose Quintana is starting this game 8-10 for the season with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.32. The White Sox have a record of 13-15 over the 177.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 197 hits. The White Sox are also 13-15 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. 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.
They rank 17th in the league in team batting average with a .252 average while hitting .245 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 156 while the team ranks 12th 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
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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