Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/24/2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Jose Berrios
Jonathan Schoop and the Minnesota Twins (32-16, 1st in AL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (22-26, 3rd in AL Central) at Target Field on Friday, May 24, 2019. The White Sox open this matchup at +194 while the Twins are priced at -210. The over/under opens at 9.
The White Sox have been hot and cold for MLB bettors, having gone 22-26-0 SU. The Twins cover 66.7% of the time, going 32-16-0 straight up. The Twins have been an excellent option for baseball bettors as the favorite, going 20-8-0 SU. Chicago covers 41.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 14-20-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a pretty good Over option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 24-23-1.
The White Sox cover 45.8% of the time away from home, having gone 11-13-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota covers 65.2% of the time at Target Field, going 15-8-0 SU.
The Twins have been a pretty good Over option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 25-22-1.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/17/19 P Manny Banuelos Shoulder 10-day IL (05/15)
05/02/19 P Carlos Rodon Elbow 10-day IL (05/02)
04/28/19 P Nate Jones Elbow 60-day IL (04/27)
03/27/19 CF Jon Jay Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Michael Kopech Arm is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/23/19 CF Byron Buxton Rest is not in the starting lineup Thursday vs Los Angeles Angels
05/17/19 DH Nelson Cruz Wrist 10-day IL (05/14)
05/16/19 C Mitch Garver Ankle 10-day IL (05/15)
05/02/19 P Adalberto Mejia Calf 10-day IL (05/01)
03/28/19 P Addison Reed Thumb 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 22-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 5.14 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 56 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 159 hitters and walked 83 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 420 base hits and 229 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 193 batters and struck out 380. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 5.02.
As a team Chicago is hitting .250, good for 13th in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 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. Yoan Moncada is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 52 hits this season in 185 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 125. Tim Anderson is hitting .322 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 171 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .491. The White Sox have 402 hits, including 71 doubles and 58 home runs. Chicago has walked 128 times so far this season and they have struck out 463 times as a unit. They have left 321 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 209 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 32-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.39, Jose Berrios has a 6-2 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 63.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 61 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 156 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 396 base knocks and 180 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 135 hitters and struck out 407 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .502 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .310. He has 42 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 158 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 111. Jorge Polanco is hitting .339 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 62 hits in 183 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .596. The Twins as a unit have 443 base hits, including 98 doubles and 90 homers. Minnesota has walked 151 times this year and they have struck out on 359 occasions. They have had 317 men left on base and have an OPS of .838. They have scored 5.69 runs per game and totaled 273 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +194
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