Friday, September 2, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Kyle Gibson
The Chicago White Sox head to Target Field on Friday to take on the Minnesota Twins. The probable pitchers are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Kyle Gibson for the Twins. The opening line for this game has Chicago at -122 and Minnesota at +112. The over/under is 9. The White Sox have a 58-67-7 over/under mark and a 65-67-0 run line record, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Twins are 68-65-0 against the run line and have a 81-45-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this game with a 63-69 record, and they are 28-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 5-8 record with an ERA of 3.91 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 124 strikeouts during his 129 innings pitched and he has given up 141 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have allowed 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the pen while they've been struck out 352 times and walked 188 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 8.84 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 hitters per nine. They are 12th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.05. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 1,160 base hits and 531 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 438 batters and struck out 1,013. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .253, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .249 average on the road. The White Sox have a .403 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .314 which is good for 22nd in the league. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.59 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this game hitting .291 and his on-base percentage is at .341. He has 136 hits this season along with 53 runs scored and 60 runs batted in. He's struck out 56 times and has walked 38 times. Jose Abreu is hitting .288 and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 146 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 74. He has walked 34 times and has struck out 103 times. The White Sox have 1,133 hits, including 220 doubles and 134 home runs. They've stolen 62 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 30 times. Chicago has walked 371 times this season and they've struck out 1,039 times as a unit. They've left 893 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 535 runs so far this year.
Minnesota comes into this game with a 25-40 home mark and a 49-84 overall record. With an ERA of 5.17, Kyle Gibson has a 5-8 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 111.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 132 hits. He has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.83. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 498 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 423 times and walking 149 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.24 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,341 base knocks and 670 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 186 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a staff has walked 371 hitters and struck out 948. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Twins hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.87 hits per contest. Brian Dozier comes into this matchup batting .269 and he has an OBP of .343. He has 135 hits this year along with 85 runs scored and 81 RBI. He's struck out 98 times and has walked on 52 occasions. Joe Mauer is hitting .276 and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 124 hits so far while he's scored 64 runs and drove in 47. He has earned a walk 71 times and has punched out 83 times. The Twins as a unit have 1,180 base hits, including 245 doubles and 155 homers. They have 80 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Minnesota as a team has walked 416 times this year and they have struck out 1,133 times. They've had 930 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They score 4.53 runs per game and have totaled 603 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 58-67-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 65-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 81-45-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 68-65-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/31/16 LF Melky Cabrera Illness "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota Twins
08/13/16 P Miguel Gonzalez Groin 15-day DL (8/12)
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
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)
08/29/16 CF Danny Santana Shoulder 15-day DL (8/29); out for season
08/26/16 P Hector Santiago Thumb "?" for next scheduled start
08/24/16 DH Byung Ho Park Wrist out for season
08/13/16 P Tommy Milone Bicep 15-day DL (8/11)
08/11/16 P Trevor May Back 15-day DL (8/7)
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins
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