Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox 8/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Carlos Rodon
The Minnesota Twins head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Minnesota at +112 and Chicago at -122. The Twins have a 60-61-3 over/under mark and a 66-58-0 run line record. The White Sox are 64-60-0 against the run line and have a 60-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 60-61-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 66-58-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 60-58-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 64-60-0 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 59-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 7-9 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 144 strikeouts over his 154 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 468 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 462 hitters and walked 157 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,113 base hits and 554 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 430 batters and struck out 1,083. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .246, good for 18th 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 .291 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 144 hits this season in 494 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 120. Max Kepler is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 415 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Twins have 1,040 hits, including 249 doubles and 131 home runs. Minnesota has walked 408 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,043 times as a unit. They have left 818 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 559 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 47-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.69, Carlos Rodon has a 4-3 record and a 1.02 WHIP this season. He has 64 strikeouts over the 80.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He allows 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 441 batters and walked 194 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 1,070 base knocks and 601 earned runs this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 510 hitters and struck out 955 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 .243, good for 22nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Carlos Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .304. He has 115 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 464 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .386 with an OPS+ of 91. Jose Abreu is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 129 hits in 475 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .491. The White Sox as a unit have 1,026 base hits, including 198 doubles and 143 homers. Chicago has walked 322 times this year and they have struck out on 1,202 occasions. They have had 789 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 513 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins +112
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