Friday, April 7, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Phil Hughes vs. Derek Holland
The Minnesota Twins head to U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, April 7, 2017 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The starters are Phil Hughes for the Twins and Derek Holland for the White Sox.
The opening line for this game has Minnesota at -103 and Chicago at -107. The Twins have a 1-0-1 over/under record and a 2-0-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 0-1-0 against the run line and have a 1-0-0 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 1-0-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 2-0-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 0-1-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Oblique 10-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
04/01/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 2-0 overall record this year. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes had a 1-7 record with an earned run average of 5.95 and a WHIP of 1.51. He had 34 strikeouts over his 59 innings pitched and he gave up 76 hits last season. He allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.08. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 4.63 and they gave up 613 base hits on the year. Teams hit .271 against the bullpen while being struck out 536 times and walking 198 times last season. As a team, Minnesota allowed 10.09 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.43 batters per nine innings. They were 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Twins pitchers collectively gave up 1,617 base hits and 814 earned runs. They allowed 221 home runs last season and they allowed 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff walked 479 batters and struck out 1,191. They walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit was 4.57.
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As a team Minnesota batted .251, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Twins held a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which was good for 23rd in baseball. They ranked 17th in baseball with 8.7 hits per game. Joe Mauer is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .261 with an on-base percentage of .363. He had 129 hits last season along with 68 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He struck out 93 times and walked 79 times. Brian Dozier hit .268 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .340. He totaled 165 hits while scoring 104 runs and he drove in 99. He walked 61 times and struck out on 138 occasions. The Twins had 1,409 hits, including 288 doubles and 200 home runs. They stole 91 bases and were thrown out stealing 32 times. Minnesota walked 513 times last season and they struck out 1,426 times as a unit. They left 1,124 men on base and had a team OPS of .738. They scored 4.46 runs per contest and scored a total of 722 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 0-1 overall mark this season. With an earned run average of 4.95, Derek Holland had a 7-9 record and a 1.41 WHIP last season. He had 67 strikeouts over the 107.1 innings he pitched during which he gave up 116 hits. He allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.75. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.68 and they gave up 444 base hits on the year. Teams hit .246 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 434 times and walking 222 times last season. As a team, Chicago allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They were 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.10. The White Sox pitchers as a team surrendered 1,422 base knocks and 659 earned runs last season. They gave up 185 home runs last year and they gave up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff walked 521 hitters and struck out 1,270. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.34 while their FIP as a staff was 4.28.
As a team, they batted .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The White Sox held a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which was good for 20th in baseball. They ranked 11th in baseball with 8.81 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup after batting .293 with an OBP of .353. He had 183 hits last year along with 67 runs scored and 100 RBI. He struck out 125 times and walked on 47 occasions. Melky Cabrera hit .296 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .345. He collected 175 hits while scoring 70 runs and driving in 86. He earned a walk 47 times and punched out 69 times. The White Sox as a unit had 1,428 base hits, including 277 doubles and 168 homers. They had 77 stolen bases and were thrown out 36 times. Chicago as a team walked 455 times last year and they struck out 1,285 times. They had 1,105 men left on base and had an OPS of .727. They scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 686 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -103
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