Monday, April 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Kyle Gibson
The Chicago White Sox visit Target Field on Monday to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Kyle Gibson for the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +108 and Minnesota at -118. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 2-2-2 over/under record and a 3-3-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Twins are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 0-5-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 4 - 2 record, including 3-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon held a 9 - 6 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.44 last season. He had 139 strikeouts over his 139.1 innings pitched and he also gave up 130 hits over that time period. He allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.87. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.76 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .151 against the bullpen while being struck out 17 times and walking 7 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.83 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.06. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 44 base hits and 18 earned runs. They have allowed 3 home runs this season and they allow 0.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 13 batters and struck out 52. They walk 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 2.97.
As a team, Chicago is batting .234, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .353 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 7.83 hits per game. Jose Abreu comes into this game hitting .333 and his on-base percentage is at .423. He has 7 hits this season along with 3 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. He's struck out 7 times and has walked 2 times. Todd Frazier is hitting .167 and he has an on-base percentage of .231. He has totaled 4 hits so far while scoring 3 runs and he's driven in 5. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 5 times. The White Sox have 47 hits, including 4 doubles, 1 triple, and 6 home runs. They've stolen 1 base while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Chicago has walked 15 times this season and they've struck out 41 times as a unit. They've left 38 men on base and have a team OPS of .647. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 24 runs so far this year.
Minnesota comes into this matchup with a 0-0 home record and a 0 - 5 overall mark. With an earned run average last season of 3.84, Kyle Gibson had a 11 - 11 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He had 145 strikeouts over the 194.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 186 hits. He allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.96. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .296 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 20 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.18 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.07 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 46 base knocks and 20 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a staff has walked 20 hitters and struck out 41. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.62 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .210, good for 26th in the league. The Twins hold a .346 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 6.8 hits per contest. Brian Dozier comes into this matchup batting .176 and he has an OBP of .333. He has 3 hits this year. He's struck out 6 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Joe Mauer is hitting .294 and he has an OBP of .409. He has collected 5 hits so far while he's scored 2 runs and drove in 2. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 4 times. The Twins as a unit have 34 base hits, including 11 doubles, 1 triple, and 3 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Minnesota as a team has walked 16 times this year and they have struck out 58 times. They've had 38 men left on base and have an OPS of .627. They score 1.8 runs per game and have totaled 9 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 2-2-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 3-3-0 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 0-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 2-3-0 against the run line so far this season
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Josh's Pick: Take the Twins
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