Friday, April 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Adalberto Mejia
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins on Friday, April 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Dylan Covey for the White Sox and Adalberto Mejia for the Twins.
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Chicago opens at +135 while Minnesota opens at -145. The White Sox have a 2-5-0 over/under record and a 4-3-0 run line mark. The Twins are 6-2-0 against the run line and have a 1-5-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 4-3-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 1-5-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 6-2-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Arm 10-day DL (4/5)
04/01/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 3-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey is making his first start of the year for the White Sox. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.54 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen and they've struck out 27 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 5.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.54. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 41 base hits and 18 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 28 batters and struck out 62. They have walked 4 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 4.06.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .209, good for 26th in the league. The White Sox hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .214 with an on-base percentage of .241. He has 6 hits this season in 28 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .250 and an OPS+ of 45. Melky Cabrera is hitting .222 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .276. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 27 at bats. His OPS+ is 78 while his slugging percentage is at .333. The White Sox have 48 hits, including 10 doubles and 6 home runs. Chicago has walked 20 times so far this season and they have struck out 64 times as a unit. They have left 45 men on base and have a team OPS of .634. They score 3.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 25 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 5-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 10.80, Adalberto Mejia has a 0-1 record and a 2.40 WHIP. He has 0 strikeouts over the 1.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 2 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.29 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 26 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.48. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 46 base knocks and 19 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 48 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.00 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .222, good for 22nd in the league. The Twins hold a .350 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Miguel Sano comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .406. He has 8 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .704 with an OPS+ of 212. Jason Castro is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .536. He has collected 6 hits in 19 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 207 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Twins as a unit have 57 base hits, including 13 doubles and 6 homers. Minnesota has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out on 69 occasions. They have had 55 men left on base and have an OPS of .672. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 34 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -145
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