Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins 4/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Jake Odorizzi
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox and Jake Odorizzi for the Twins.
Chicago opens at +170 while Minnesota opens at -180. The White Sox have a 5-7-0 over/under record and a 6-6-0 run line mark. The Twins are 9-2-0 against the run line and have a 4-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 6-6-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 9-2-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 60-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 4-8 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 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the bullpen and they've struck out 47 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 102 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 86. They have walked 4.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team Chicago is hitting .234, good for 17th in the league. The White Sox hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 12 hits this season in 45 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .489 and an OPS+ of 132. Jose Abreu is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 48 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The White Sox have 94 hits, including 19 doubles and 17 home runs. Chicago has walked 42 times so far this season and they have struck out 123 times as a unit. They have left 89 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 48 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 7-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.20, Jake Odorizzi has a 1-0 record and a 1.35 WHIP this season. He has 13 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 38 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.18. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 74 base knocks and 35 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 51 hitters and struck out 100 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 13th in the league. The Twins hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .412 with an OBP of .545. He has 14 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 208. Brian Dozier is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 13 hits in 45 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 175 and a slugging percentage of .600. The Twins as a unit have 90 base hits, including 25 doubles and 14 homers. Minnesota has walked 46 times this year and they have struck out on 107 occasions. They have had 81 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 51 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -180
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