Thursday, May 11, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Tepesch vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Minnesota Twins visit U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday, May 11, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Nick Tepesch for the Twins and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +128 and Chicago at -138. The Twins have a 13-13-4 over/under record and a 17-13-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 17-14-0 against the run line and have a 12-17-2 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 13-13-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 17-13-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 12-17-2 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 17-14-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/09/17 2B Brian Dozier Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago White Sox
05/09/17 3B Miguel Sano Suspension Served probable Wednesday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/23/17 P Justin Haley Bicep 10-day DL (4/23)
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 60-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
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (5/1)
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (3/30)
04/21/17 P James Shields Back 10-day DL (4/18)
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Arm 10-day DL (4/5)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Arm 60-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 16-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Tepesch has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 4.20. He has 2 strikeouts over his 1.2 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He allows 27 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 12.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 256 base hits and 125 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 107 batters and struck out 207. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 27 hits this season in 103 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .359 and an OPS+ of 91. Max Kepler is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 97 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The Twins have 248 hits, including 50 doubles and 34 home runs. Minnesota has walked 125 times so far this season and they have struck out 238 times as a unit. They have left 217 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 140 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 15-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.18, Miguel Gonzalez has a 3-2 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 39.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 41 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.39 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 101 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 241 base knocks and 105 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 99 hitters and struck out 231 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 22nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .344. He has 33 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 115 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 135. Avisail Garcia is hitting .336 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 38 hits in 113 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .531. The White Sox as a unit have 245 base hits, including 41 doubles and 28 homers. Chicago has walked 80 times this year and they have struck out on 252 occasions. They have had 196 men left on base and have an OPS of .664. They have scored 3.97 runs per game and totaled 123 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox -138
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