Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins 6/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Jose Berrios
The Chicago White Sox head to Target Field on Thursday, June 7, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are James Shields for the White Sox and Jose Berrios for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +193 and Minnesota at -209. The White Sox have a 26-28-4 over/under mark and a 32-26-0 run line record. The Twins are 34-23-0 against the run line and have a 27-29-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 26-28-4 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 32-26-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 27-29-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 34-23-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
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)
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 19-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 1-6 record with an earned run average of 4.48 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 51 strikeouts over his 76.1 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 207 hitters and walked 89 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.95. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 508 base hits and 281 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 248 batters and struck out 414. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
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 24th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 68 hits this season in 226 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 144. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 216 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .426. The White Sox have 483 hits, including 95 doubles and 68 home runs. Chicago has walked 163 times so far this season and they have struck out 532 times as a unit. They have left 381 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 231 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 26-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Jose Berrios has a 6-5 record and a 0.95 WHIP this season. He has 74 strikeouts over the 74.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 57 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 209 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 496 base knocks and 247 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 202 hitters and struck out 512 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 21st in the league. The Twins hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .240 with an OBP of .325. He has 49 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 204 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 109. Eddie Rosario is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 71 hits in 226 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .562. The Twins as a unit have 471 base hits, including 125 doubles and 61 homers. Minnesota has walked 208 times this year and they have struck out on 491 occasions. They have had 391 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 246 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +193
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