Sunday, September 13, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson (9-10) vs. Chris Sale (12-8)
The Chicago White Sox host the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday. The probable starters are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Chris Sale for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +180 and Chicago at -190. The over/under was set at 8. The Twins have a 64-65 over/under record and a 84-56 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The White Sox are 67-72 against the run line and have a 67-67 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Twins head into this matchup with a 73-67 record, including 31-41 on the road. Kyle Gibson has a 9-10 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.87 and a 1.29 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 14-14 over his 172 innings pitched this season while giving up 165 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-15. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 421 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen while being struck out 323 times and walking 140 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.36 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.14.
Minnesota is batting .248 as a team, which is good for 25th in the league and hitting .230 away from home. The Twins hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.33 hits per game and Joe Mauer leads the team with 137.
With a 34-35 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 66-73 overall mark. Chris Sale has a record of 12-8 while sporting an earned run average of 3.31 on the year with a 1.05 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 15-12 and he has allowed 156 hits over 184.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-14. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 354 times and walking 142 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.47 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95.
They are batting .252 as a team, which is good for 17th in the league and hitting .244 at home. The White Sox hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.63 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 156.
Minnesota has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 71 errors with 1,410 assists and 3,726 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 85 errors, accumulating 1,397 assists and compiling 3,735 put outs.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 64-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 84-56 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 67-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/03/15 P Glen Perkins Back out indefinitely
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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