Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins 6/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Fernando Romero
The Chicago White Sox visit Target Field on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox and Fernando Romero for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +145 and Minnesota at -155. The White Sox have a 26-26-4 over/under record and a 31-25-0 run line mark. The Twins are 33-22-0 against the run line and have a 27-27-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 26-26-4 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 31-25-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 27-27-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 33-22-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/28/18 DH Matt Davidson Back 10-day DL (05/25)
05/25/18 CF Leury Garcia Knee 10-day DL (05/24)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Hand 10-day DL (05/19)
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
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
06/01/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
05/31/18 CF Byron Buxton Toe 10-day DL (05/30)
05/19/18 1B Joe Mauer Neck 10-day DL (05/19)
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
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 18-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 44 strikeouts over his 64 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 209 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 203 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 494 base hits and 274 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 240 batters and struck out 405. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Chicago is hitting .245, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 65 hits this season in 217 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 142. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 208 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .418. The White Sox have 466 hits, including 89 doubles and 66 home runs. Chicago has walked 158 times so far this season and they have struck out 518 times as a unit. They have left 366 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 223 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 25-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.15, Fernando Romero has a 2-2 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 30.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 200 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 479 base knocks and 239 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 197 hitters and struck out 498 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .240 with an OBP of .327. He has 47 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 196 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .449 with an OPS+ of 111. Eddie Rosario is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 69 hits in 218 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .573. The Twins as a unit have 457 base hits, including 121 doubles and 60 homers. Minnesota has walked 200 times this year and they have struck out on 482 occasions. They have had 379 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 239 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +145
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