Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins 8/31/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Bartolo Colon
The Chicago White Sox visit Target Field on Thursday, August 31, 2017 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Bartolo Colon for the Twins.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +140 and Minnesota at -155. The White Sox have a 61-64-5 over/under record and a 68-62-0 run line mark. The Twins are 69-62-0 against the run line and have a 58-64-9 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 61-64-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 68-62-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 58-64-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 69-62-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/26/17 LF Nicky Delmonico Wrist 10-day DL (08/26)
08/25/17 2B Yoan Moncada Shin 10-day DL (08/25)
08/19/17 P Reynaldo Lopez Back 10-day DL (08/19)
08/01/17 LF Willy Garcia Concussion 10-day DL (08/01)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/24/17 C Jason Castro Concussion 10-day DL (08/24)
08/20/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin 10-day DL (08/21)
08/17/17 LF Robbie Grossman Thumb 10-day DL (08/17)
08/17/17 P Dietrich Enns Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
08/08/17 P Adalberto Mejia Arm 10-day DL (08/08)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 52-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 80 strikeouts over his 127.2 innings pitched and he's given up 138 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 433 hitters and walked 194 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,119 base hits and 601 earned runs. They have allowed 196 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 507 batters and struck out 983. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.13.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 152 hits this season in 511 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .534 and an OPS+ of 135. Tim Anderson is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .258. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 466 at bats. His OPS+ is 71 while his slugging percentage is at .384. The White Sox have 1,117 hits, including 204 doubles and 147 home runs. Chicago has walked 325 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,088 times as a unit. They have left 834 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 558 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 68-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.35, Bartolo Colon has a 6-10 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 112 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 153 hits. He allows 12.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 381 batters and walked 148 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,201 base knocks and 599 earned runs this season. They have given up 187 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 400 hitters and struck out 926 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.82.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 13th in the league. The Twins hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Brian Dozier comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .345. He has 130 hits this year along with 72 RBI in 501 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 116. Eddie Rosario is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 123 hits in 423 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .492. The Twins as a unit have 1,140 base hits, including 226 doubles and 158 homers. Minnesota has walked 479 times this year and they have struck out on 1,090 occasions. They have had 931 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 624 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +140
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