Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/26/2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Jake Odorizzi
Yoan Moncada and the Chicago White Sox (23-27, 3rd in AL Central) head to Target Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (34-16, 1st in AL Central). The odds on this contest have the White Sox coming in at +220 and the Twins are at -240. The O/U opens at 10.
The White Sox have been a hot and cold choice for baseball bettors, having gone 23-27-0 SU. The Twins cover 68.0% of the time, going 34-16-0 straight up. The Twins have been lousy for Las Vegas as a favorite, going 22-8-0 SU. The White Sox cover 41.7% of the time as an underdog, having gone 15-21-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been an inconsistent Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 25-24-1.
The White Sox cover 46.2% of the time as the visitor, having gone 12-14-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota is covering 66.7% of the time at Target Field, going 16-8-0 SU.
The Twins have been an excellent Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 27-22-1.
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 23-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 5.31 and a WHIP of 1.57 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 166 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 436 base hits and 239 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 199 batters and struck out 399. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 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 .251, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Yoan Moncada is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 55 hits this season in 194 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 124. Tim Anderson is hitting .337 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 178 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .506. The White Sox have 422 hits, including 74 doubles and 59 home runs. Chicago has walked 131 times so far this season and they have struck out 481 times as a unit. They have left 338 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 217 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 34-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.38, Jake Odorizzi has a 6-2 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 53 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 163 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 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 3.83. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 415 base knocks and 188 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 421 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .521 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .316. He has 45 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 166 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .530 with an OPS+ of 122. Jorge Polanco is hitting .339 this season and he has an OBP of .411. He has collected 64 hits in 189 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .608. The Twins as a unit have 472 base hits, including 108 doubles and 101 homers. Minnesota has walked 162 times this year and they have struck out on 376 occasions. They have had 333 men left on base and have an OPS of .862. They have scored 6 runs per game and totaled 300 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +220
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