Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox 6/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Lucas Giolito
The Minnesota Twins visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday, June 28, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jake Odorizzi for the Twins and Lucas Giolito for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -145 and Chicago at +135. The Twins have a 35-37-3 over/under record and a 42-33-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 41-37-0 against the run line and have a 34-39-5 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 35-37-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 42-33-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 34-39-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 41-37-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
05/31/18 CF Byron Buxton Toe 10-day DL (05/30)
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)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/23/18 P Dylan Covey Hip left last game, is "?" next start
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Hand 10-day DL (05/19)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 34-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 4.97 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 80 strikeouts over his 79.2 innings pitched and he's given up 81 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 273 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 644 base hits and 318 earned runs. They have allowed 92 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 253 batters and struck out 679. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .237, good for 23rd in the league. The Twins hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 93 hits this season in 295 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .573 and an OPS+ of 151. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 274 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .558. The Twins have 602 hits, including 164 doubles and 77 home runs. Minnesota has walked 253 times so far this season and they have struck out 629 times as a unit. They have left 486 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 315 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 27-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.01, Lucas Giolito has a 5-7 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 78.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 265 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 275 batters and walked 118 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 671 base knocks and 359 earned runs this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 321 hitters and struck out 571 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 19th in the league. The White Sox hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Carlos Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .304. He has 74 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 287 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 98. Jose Abreu is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 81 hits in 301 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .468. The White Sox as a unit have 633 base hits, including 123 doubles and 80 homers. Chicago has walked 202 times this year and they have struck out on 741 occasions. They have had 505 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 3.87 runs per game and totaled 302 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -145
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