Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox 8/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Michael Kopech
The Minnesota Twins head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Michael Kopech for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Minnesota at -138 and Chicago at +128. The Twins have a 59-61-3 over/under mark and a 66-57-0 run line record. The White Sox are 63-60-0 against the run line and have a 59-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 59-61-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 66-57-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 59-58-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 63-60-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/19/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-day DL (08/19)
08/12/18 1B Logan Morrison Hip 7-day DL (08/11)
08/11/18 P Adalberto Mejia Wrist 10-day DL (08/10)
08/08/18 P Matt Belisle Knee 10-day DL (08/08)
07/14/18 P Aaron Slegers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
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)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
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 59-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.13 this year. He has 157 strikeouts over his 153.2 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 461 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 455 hitters and walked 155 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,100 base hits and 547 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 426 batters and struck out 1,073. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .246, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 144 hits this season in 490 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .498 and an OPS+ of 121. Max Kepler is hitting .234 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 411 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .426. The Twins have 1,033 hits, including 247 doubles and 129 home runs. Minnesota has walked 405 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,031 times as a unit. They have left 813 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 554 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 46-77 overall mark this year. Michael Kopech is expected to make his debut for the White Sox. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 435 batters and walked 193 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,063 base knocks and 596 earned runs this season. They have given up 147 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 507 hitters and struck out 943 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Carlos Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .303. He has 114 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 460 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .387 with an OPS+ of 91. Jose Abreu is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 127 hits in 470 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .489. The White Sox as a unit have 1,013 base hits, including 196 doubles and 142 homers. Chicago has walked 318 times this year and they have struck out on 1,192 occasions. They have had 779 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 505 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -138
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