Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/25/2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Manny Banuelos vs. Kyle Gibson
Target Field is the site where Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (33-16, 1st in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (23-26, 3rd in AL Central) on Saturday. The line on this contest has the White Sox coming in at +130 and the Twins are at -140. The O/U opens at 9.
The White Sox have been pretty good for Las Vegas, having gone 23-26-0 SU. The Twins are covering 67.3% of the time, going 33-16-0 straight up. The Twins have been lousy for Vegas as a favorite, going 21-8-0 SU. Chicago covers 42.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 15-20-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a less than ideal Over play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 24-24-1.
Chicago covers 48.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 12-13-0 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 an inconsistent Under play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 26-22-1.
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
05/24/19 RF Max Kepler Knee left last game, is questionable Friday 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 23-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Manny Banuelos has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 7.26 and a WHIP of 1.87 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He's allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.05. 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 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 424 base hits and 229 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 194 batters and struck out 389. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team Chicago is hitting .251, 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 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 57 hits this season in 175 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 128. Yoan Moncada is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 190 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The White Sox have 413 hits, including 73 doubles and 59 home runs. Chicago has walked 131 times so far this season and they have struck out 474 times as a unit. They have left 331 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 213 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 33-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.47, Kyle Gibson has a 4-2 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 50.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 50 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 160 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 406 base knocks and 187 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 414 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .516 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .344 with an OBP of .411. He has 64 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 186 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .618 with an OPS+ of 172. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 44 hits in 163 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Twins as a unit have 460 base hits, including 102 doubles and 98 homers. Minnesota has walked 157 times this year and they have struck out on 366 occasions. They have had 324 men left on base and have an OPS of .855. They have scored 5.9 runs per game and totaled 289 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +130
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