Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins 9/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Chase De Jong
The Chicago White Sox visit Target Field on Friday, September 28, 2018 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Chase De Jong for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +115 and Minnesota at -135. The White Sox have a 73-76-9 over/under record and a 82-76-0 run line mark. The Twins are 82-75-0 against the run line and have a 76-77-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 73-76-9 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 82-76-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 76-77-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 82-75-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/20/18 1B Jose Abreu Thigh is out for season
09/09/18 P Michael Kopech Elbow 60-day DL (09/09)
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)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
09/23/18 LF Eddie Rosario Quad is out for season
09/01/18 P Adalberto Mejia Wrist 60-day DL (08/10)
08/19/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (08/19)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
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 62-96 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 10-12 record with an earned run average of 5.81 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 123 strikeouts over his 172 innings pitched and he's given up 161 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 535 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 563 hitters and walked 247 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,368 base hits and 745 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 632 batters and struck out 1,230. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Chicago is hitting .242, good for 21st in the league. The White Sox hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .245 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 143 hits this season in 583 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .376 and an OPS+ of 90. Tim Anderson is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .283. He has totaled 136 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 563 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The White Sox have 1,306 hits, including 253 doubles and 180 home runs. Chicago has walked 413 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,551 times as a unit. They have left 1,023 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 644 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 73-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Chase De Jong has a 0-1 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He's allowing 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 600 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 592 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,391 base knocks and 708 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 554 hitters and struck out 1,328 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .222 with an OBP of .318. He has 115 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 517 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 95. Joe Mauer is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 129 hits in 465 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .374. The Twins as a unit have 1,331 base hits, including 302 doubles and 164 homers. Minnesota has walked 509 times this year and they have struck out on 1,289 occasions. They have had 1,049 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 702 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -135
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