Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox 8/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Lucas Giolito
U.S. Cellular Field is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Lucas Giolito for the White Sox.
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Minnesota opens at -134 while Chicago opens at +124. The Twins have a 54-59-9 over/under record and a 62-60-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 64-57-0 against the run line and have a 58-58-5 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 54-59-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 62-60-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 58-58-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 64-57-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/20/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin 10-day DL (08/20)
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 63-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 6-10 record with an earned run average of 6.05 and a WHIP of 1.71. He has 75 strikeouts over his 108.2 innings pitched and he's given up 136 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 359 hitters and walked 137 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.5 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 4.72. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,142 base hits and 570 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 379 batters and struck out 864. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .257, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 119 hits this season in 393 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 124. Brian Dozier is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 470 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Twins have 1,071 hits, including 214 doubles and 143 home runs. Minnesota has walked 452 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,022 times as a unit. They have left 884 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 578 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 47-74 overall mark this year. Lucas Giolito is expected to make his season debut for the White Sox. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 414 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,066 base knocks and 568 earned runs this season. They have given up 183 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 481 hitters and struck out 924 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 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 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .265. He has 107 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 439 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .392 with an OPS+ of 75. Jose Abreu is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 145 hits in 483 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .534. The White Sox as a unit have 1,062 base hits, including 190 doubles and 138 homers. Chicago has walked 304 times this year and they have struck out on 1,016 occasions. They have had 793 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 526 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +124
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