Sunday, April 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Hector Santiago
The Chicago White Sox head to Target Field on Sunday, April 16, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are James Shields for the White Sox and Hector Santiago for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +127 and Minnesota at -137. The White Sox have a 3-5-0 over/under mark and a 5-3-0 run line record. The Twins are 7-2-0 against the run line and have a 2-5-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 5-3-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 2-5-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 7-2-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/14/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 10-day DL (4/12)
04/13/17 3B Todd Frazier Illness "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
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 4-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.69 and a WHIP of 1.03. He has 11 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 3.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.63 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.72. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 53 base hits and 22 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 32 batters and struck out 71. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .232, good for 18th in the league. The White Sox hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Melky Cabrera is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 8 hits this season in 31 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .387 and an OPS+ of 107. Jose Abreu is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .294. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 32 at bats. His OPS+ is 69 while his slugging percentage is at .281. The White Sox have 63 hits, including 13 doubles and 8 home runs. Chicago has walked 24 times so far this season and they have struck out 71 times as a unit. They have left 54 men on base and have a team OPS of .688. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 35 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 6-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.38, Hector Santiago has a 1-1 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 5.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.44 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 6.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.77. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 55 base knocks and 24 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 26 hitters and struck out 59 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.04 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 20th in the league. The Twins hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Jason Castro comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .536. He has 6 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 19 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .526 with an OPS+ of 206. Miguel Sano is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .459. He has collected 9 hits in 29 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 250 and a slugging percentage of .793. The Twins as a unit have 68 base hits, including 14 doubles and 9 homers. Minnesota has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out on 74 occasions. They have had 62 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 45 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +127
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