Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox 5/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The Minnesota Twins visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday, May 3, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jake Odorizzi for the Twins and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -108 and Chicago at -102. The Twins have a 14-11-0 over/under record and a 13-12-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 15-12-0 against the run line and have a 12-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 14-11-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 13-12-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 12-13-2 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 15-12-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/01/18 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring 10-day DL (04/28)
04/18/18 CF Byron Buxton Migraine 10-day DL (04/15)
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)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
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 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 9-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 32 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.13 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .288 against the bullpen and they've struck out 102 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.34. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 234 base hits and 135 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 113 batters and struck out 232. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .239, good for 17th in the league. The Twins hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Joe Mauer is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .439. He has 24 hits this season in 84 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .393 and an OPS+ of 135. Brian Dozier is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 106 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Twins have 211 hits, including 58 doubles and 28 home runs. Minnesota has walked 93 times so far this season and they have struck out 231 times as a unit. They have left 193 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 102 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 8-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.78, Reynaldo Lopez has a 0-2 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 30.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 22 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 114 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .281 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 106 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 252 base knocks and 138 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 127 hitters and struck out 192 batters. They give up a walk 4.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.56 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .313. He has 27 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 104 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 103. Jose Abreu is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 27 hits in 103 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .476. The White Sox as a unit have 228 base hits, including 41 doubles and 34 homers. Chicago has walked 80 times this year and they have struck out on 253 occasions. They have had 189 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 106 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -108
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