Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins 4/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Jose Berrios
The Chicago White Sox head to Target Field on Thursday, April 12, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Jose Berrios for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +165 and Minnesota at -175. The White Sox have a 5-5-0 over/under mark and a 5-5-0 run line record. The Twins are 7-2-0 against the run line and have a 3-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 5-5-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 7-2-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
03/29/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-day DL (03/29)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/28/18 P Phil Hughes Oblique 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 3-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 6.17 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 5 strikeouts over his 11.2 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.03 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .290 against the bullpen and they've struck out 39 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.46. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 91 base hits and 54 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 45 batters and struck out 69. They have walked 4.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.53 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team Chicago is hitting .244, good for 9th in the league. The White Sox hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 10 hits this season in 38 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .526 and an OPS+ of 144. Jose Abreu is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 41 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .537. The White Sox have 83 hits, including 18 doubles and 16 home runs. Chicago has walked 40 times so far this season and they have struck out 101 times as a unit. They have left 76 men on base and have a team OPS of .788. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 46 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 5-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.29, Jose Berrios has a 1-1 record and a 0.73 WHIP this season. He has 13 strikeouts over the 13.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He allows 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.11. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 58 base knocks and 28 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 44 hitters and struck out 79 batters. They give up a walk 4.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.68.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .407 with an OBP of .543. He has 11 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 215. Brian Dozier is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .419. He has collected 11 hits in 36 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 205 and a slugging percentage of .667. The Twins as a unit have 74 base hits, including 21 doubles and 12 homers. Minnesota has walked 33 times this year and they have struck out on 89 occasions. They have had 66 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 38 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +165
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