Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox 8/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 21, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Dillon Gee vs. Mike Pelfrey
U.S. Cellular Field is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox on Monday, August 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Dillon Gee for the Twins and Mike Pelfrey for the White Sox.
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Minnesota opens at +189 while Chicago opens at -204. The Twins have a 53-59-9 over/under record and a 61-60-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 63-57-0 against the run line and have a 58-57-5 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 53-59-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 61-60-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 58-57-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 63-57-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/19/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
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)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/19/17 P Reynaldo Lopez Back 10-day DL (08/19)
08/08/17 3B Matt Davidson Wrist 10-day DL (08/04)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 62-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dillon Gee has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 22 strikeouts over his 25.2 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 357 hitters and walked 137 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,133 base hits and 565 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 377 batters and struck out 856. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.85.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .256, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 111 hits this season in 416 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 129. Brian Dozier is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 468 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Twins have 1,059 hits, including 212 doubles and 140 home runs. Minnesota has walked 448 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,017 times as a unit. They have left 878 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 566 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 46-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.15, Mike Pelfrey has a 3-10 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 99.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 102 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 413 batters and walked 181 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,060 base knocks and 566 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 474 hitters and struck out 917 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.13.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .265. He has 106 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 435 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .393 with an OPS+ of 74. Jose Abreu is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 144 hits in 479 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .534. The White Sox as a unit have 1,053 base hits, including 188 doubles and 138 homers. Chicago has walked 301 times this year and they have struck out on 1,009 occasions. They have had 785 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 523 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins +189
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