Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins 4/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Phil Hughes
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins on Friday, April 13, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox and Phil Hughes for the Twins.
Chicago opens at +201 while Minnesota opens at -218. The White Sox have a 5-6-0 over/under record and a 6-5-0 run line mark. The Twins are 8-2-0 against the run line and have a 4-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 6-5-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 8-2-0 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 4-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 0.69 and a WHIP of 0.85 this year. He has 11 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 2.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.59 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 44 hitters and walked 19 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 95 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 51 batters and struck out 80. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Chicago is hitting .245, good for 9th in the league. The White Sox hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 11 hits this season in 42 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 135. Jose Abreu is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 44 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The White Sox have 91 hits, including 19 doubles and 17 home runs. Chicago has walked 42 times so far this season and they have struck out 110 times as a unit. They have left 85 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 48 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 6-4 overall mark this year. Phil Hughes is expected to make his debut for the Twins. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 36 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 71 base knocks and 35 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 51 hitters and struck out 87 batters. They give up a walk 5.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 11th in the league. The Twins hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .387 with an OBP of .525. He has 12 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 31 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 199. Brian Dozier is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 12 hits in 41 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 182 and a slugging percentage of .610. The Twins as a unit have 83 base hits, including 22 doubles and 14 homers. Minnesota has walked 40 times this year and they have struck out on 101 occasions. They have had 73 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 47 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -218
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