Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox 5/5/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Hector Santiago
The Minnesota Twins visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Lance Lynn for the Twins and Hector Santiago for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -144 and Chicago at +134. The Twins have a 15-12-0 over/under record and a 14-13-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 17-12-0 against the run line and have a 13-14-2 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 15-12-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 14-13-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 13-14-2 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 17-12-0 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
05/03/18 C Welington Castillo Abdominal is "?" Friday vs Minnesota Twins
05/03/18 3B Yoan Moncada Foot is "?" Friday vs Minnesota Twins
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 10-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 8.37 and a WHIP of 2.11 this year. He has 26 strikeouts over his 23.2 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.83 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .281 against the bullpen and they've struck out 112 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.1. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 247 base hits and 139 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 118 batters and struck out 255. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .239, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Brian Dozier is hitting .226 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 26 hits this season in 115 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .374 and an OPS+ of 83. Joe Mauer is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .435. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 92 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Twins have 227 hits, including 61 doubles and 30 home runs. Minnesota has walked 98 times so far this season and they have struck out 241 times as a unit. They have left 206 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 111 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 9-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.48, Hector Santiago has a 0-0 record and a 1.40 WHIP this year. He has 20 strikeouts over the 20.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 263 base knocks and 145 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 202 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.84.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .333. He has 28 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 109 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 119. Tim Anderson is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 28 hits in 111 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .405. The White Sox as a unit have 241 base hits, including 44 doubles and 36 homers. Chicago has walked 85 times this year and they have struck out on 274 occasions. They have had 196 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 114 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox +134 and over 8 total runs
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