Friday, September 30, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Duffey vs. Carlos Rodon
The Minnesota Twins visit U.S. Cellular Field on Friday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Tyler Duffey for the Twins and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +160 and Chicago at -170. The over/under was set at 9. The Twins have a 92-58-8 over/under record and a 80-78-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The White Sox are 82-76-0 against the run line and have a 76-75-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Twins head into this matchup with a 56-102 record, including 26-51 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Duffey has a 9-11 record with an earned run average of 6.18 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 110 strikeouts over his 131 innings pitched and he has given up 161 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 600 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen while being struck out 519 times and walking 195 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.10. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 1,582 base hits and 798 earned runs. They have allowed 219 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 468 batters and struck out 1,153. 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 4.61.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .251, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Twins hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.71 hits per game. Brian Dozier comes into this game hitting .270 and his on-base percentage is at .341. He has 164 hits this season along with 102 runs scored and 99 runs batted in. He's struck out 134 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 1,376 hits, including 281 doubles and 195 home runs. They've stolen 91 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 32 times. Minnesota has walked 498 times this season and they've struck out 1,386 times as a unit. They've left 1,099 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 700 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 44-33 home record and a 77-81 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.08, Carlos Rodon has a 8-10 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 158 strikeouts over the 159 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 173 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 420 times and walking 215 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 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 1,391 base knocks and 640 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 505 hitters and struck out 1,226. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The White Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.85 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .297 and he has an OBP of .346. He has 171 hits this year along with 68 runs scored and 82 RBI. He's struck out 68 times and has walked on 46 occasions. Jose Abreu is hitting .295 and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 181 hits so far while he's scored 67 runs and drove in 98. He has earned a walk 43 times and has punched out 124 times. The White Sox as a unit have 1,398 base hits, including 271 doubles and 165 homers. They have 76 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 36 times. Chicago as a team has walked 444 times this year and they have struck out 1,251 times. They've had 1,079 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They score 4.26 runs per game and have totaled 673 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 92-58-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 80-78-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 76-75-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 82-76-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/28/16 1B Joe Mauer Quad "?" Thursday vs. Kansas City Royals
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
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 Twins
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