Sunday, October 2, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Chris Sale
The Minnesota Twins head to U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Chris Sale for the White Sox. The Twins have a 94-58-8 over/under mark and a 81-79-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The White Sox are 83-77-0 against the run line and have a 78-75-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Twins head into this game with a 57-103 record, and they are 27-52 on the road. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 2-7 record with an ERA of 8.61 and a WHIP of 1.91. He has 46 strikeouts during his 53.1 innings pitched and he has given up 70 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.37. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have allowed 610 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the pen while they've been struck out 527 times and walked 197 times this year. As a unit, Minnesota has given up 10.15 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.41 hitters per nine. They are 30th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.12. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 1,607 base hits and 811 earned runs. They have allowed 221 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 472 batters and struck out 1,173. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team, Minnesota is hitting .251, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .252 average on the road. The Twins have a .421 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .317 which is good for 22nd in the league. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.72 hits per contest. Brian Dozier comes into this game hitting .270 and his on-base percentage is at .340. He has 165 hits this season along with 103 runs scored and 99 runs batted in. He's struck out 136 times and has walked 60 times. Joe Mauer is hitting .261 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 129 hits so far while scoring 68 runs and he's driven in 49. He has walked 79 times and has struck out 93 times. The Twins have 1,395 hits, including 284 doubles and 196 home runs. They've stolen 91 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 32 times. Minnesota has walked 506 times this season and they've struck out 1,405 times as a unit. They've left 1,113 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 710 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 45-34 home mark and a 78-82 overall record. With an ERA of 3.21, Chris Sale has a 17-9 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 227 strikeouts over the 221.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 184 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 440 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 426 times and walking 219 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.87 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,408 base knocks and 647 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 181 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 514 hitters and struck out 1,249. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The White Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.86 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .346. He has 174 hits this year along with 70 runs scored and 85 RBI. He's struck out 69 times and has walked on 46 occasions. Jose Abreu is hitting .294 and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 182 hits so far while he's scored 67 runs and drove in 99. He has earned a walk 44 times and has punched out 124 times. The White Sox as a unit have 1,418 base hits, including 275 doubles and 168 homers. They have 77 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 36 times. Chicago as a team has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out 1,267 times. They've had 1,091 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They score 4.27 runs per game and have totaled 683 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 94-58-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 81-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 78-75-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 83-77-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/16 LF Eddie Rosario Thumb out for season
09/14/16 P Trevor May Back 15-day DL (9/12); out for season
09/10/16 3B Trevor Plouffe Oblique 15-day DL
08/29/16 CF Danny Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (8/29); out for season
08/24/16 DH Byung Ho Park Wrist out for season
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
Chicago White Sox
09/29/16 SS Tyler Saladino Back out for season
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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