Tuesday, May 9, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Mike Pelfrey
The Minnesota Twins visit U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Hector Santiago for the Twins and Mike Pelfrey for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -115 and Chicago at +105. The Twins have a 13-13-3 over/under record and a 16-13-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 17-13-0 against the run line and have a 12-17-1 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 13-13-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 16-13-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 12-17-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 17-13-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/07/17 2B Brian Dozier Ankle "?" Tuesday 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 15-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.78 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 25 strikeouts over his 35.2 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 86 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 252 base hits and 123 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 102 batters and struck out 197. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.76.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Twins hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 25 hits this season in 98 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .347 and an OPS+ of 89. Max Kepler is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 93 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .398. The Twins have 236 hits, including 47 doubles and 33 home runs. Minnesota has walked 124 times so far this season and they have struck out 233 times as a unit. They have left 210 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 133 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 15-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.02, Mike Pelfrey has a 0-2 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 15 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.10 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 98 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 229 base knocks and 98 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 98 hitters and struck out 226 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 21st in the league. The White Sox hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .339. He has 32 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 112 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 136. Avisail Garcia is hitting .349 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 38 hits in 109 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .550. The White Sox as a unit have 241 base hits, including 41 doubles and 28 homers. Chicago has walked 75 times this year and they have struck out on 242 occasions. They have had 190 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 4.03 runs per game and totaled 121 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +105
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