Saturday, July 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Tommy Milone
The Chicago White Sox visit Target Field on Saturday to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Tommy Milone for the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -106 and Minnesota at -104. The over/under was set at 9. The White Sox have a 43-52-7 over/under record and a 47-55-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Twins are 52-49-0 against the run line and have a 58-37-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 50-52 record, including 22-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 70 strikeouts over his 88.1 innings pitched and he has given up 86 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.07. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 279 times and walking 145 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.79 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 888 base hits and 405 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 351 batters and struck out 788. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team, Chicago is batting .249, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .244 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.41 hits per game. Melky Cabrera comes into this game hitting .302 and his on-base percentage is at .350. He has 108 hits this season along with 44 runs scored and 45 runs batted in. He's struck out 44 times and has walked 28 times. Adam Eaton is hitting .272 and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 108 hits so far while scoring 49 runs and he's driven in 36. He has walked 41 times and has struck out 77 times. The White Sox have 857 hits, including 164 doubles and 100 home runs. They've stolen 49 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Chicago has walked 297 times this season and they've struck out 825 times as a unit. They've left 699 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 408 runs so far this year.
Minnesota comes into this matchup with a 21-31 home record and a 38-63 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.97, Tommy Milone has a 3-3 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 54.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 65 hits. He has allowed 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.15. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 331 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.07 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.41 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,001 base knocks and 488 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a staff has walked 270 hitters and struck out 736. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .258 average at home. The Twins hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.68 hits per contest. Eduardo Nunez comes into this matchup batting .296 and he has an OBP of .325. He has 110 hits this year along with 49 runs scored and 47 RBI. He's struck out 58 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Joe Mauer is hitting .263 and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 93 hits so far while he's scored 49 runs and drove in 32. He has earned a walk 55 times and has punched out 66 times. The Twins as a unit have 877 base hits, including 178 doubles and 115 homers. They have 66 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 21 times. Minnesota as a team has walked 313 times this year and they have struck out 866 times. They've had 703 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They score 4.44 runs per game and have totaled 448 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 43-52-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 47-55-0 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 58-37-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 52-49-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/09/16 P Carlos Rodon Wrist 15-day DL (7/6)
07/05/16 C Alex Avila Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
07/01/16 3B Matt Davidson Foot 60-day DL (6/30)
06/21/16 P Zach Putnam Elbow 15-day DL (6/21)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 60-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
07/04/16 3B Trevor Plouffe Ribs 15-day DL (7/1)
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-day DL (6/10); out for season
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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