Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins MLB Picks 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Michael Pineda
Target Field is the venue where Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (76-48, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Chicago White Sox (55-68, 3rd in AL Central) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the White Sox coming in at +199 and the Twins are at -215. The O/U opens at 10.
The White Sox have been excellent for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 55-68-0 SU. The Twins are covering 61.3% of the time, going 76-48-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a solid Under choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 57-62-4.
Chicago covers 40.3% of the time on the road, having gone 25-37-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota covers 58.1% of the time at Target Field, going 36-26-0 SU.
The Twins have been an inconsistent Under choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 64-54-6.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/14/2019 Yoan Moncada 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/13/2019 Carson Fulmer RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/6/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
8/18/2019 Max Kepler RF Illness Probable for Aug 19
8/16/2019 LaMonte Wade RF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/9/2019 Nelson Cruz DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/6/2019 Willians Astudillo C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 55-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 5.29 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 129 strikeouts over his 141.1 innings pitched and he's given up 158 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 384 hitters and walked 198 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,105 base hits and 581 earned runs. They have allowed 180 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 448 batters and struck out 977. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.94.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .330 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 116 hits this season in 351 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .493 and an OPS+ of 123. Jose Abreu is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 134 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 491 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The White Sox have 1,067 hits, including 186 doubles and 134 home runs. Chicago has walked 286 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,172 times as a unit. They have left 801 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 518 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 76-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.20, Michael Pineda has a 8-5 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 109 strikeouts over the 122 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 147 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,103 base knocks and 516 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 360 hitters and struck out 1,080 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 4th in the league. The Twins hold a .499 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .358. He has 146 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 495 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 122. Max Kepler is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 117 hits in 459 at bats while driving in 81 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Twins as a unit have 1,190 base hits, including 250 doubles and 240 homers. Minnesota has walked 398 times this year and they have struck out on 1,004 occasions. They have had 855 men left on base and have an OPS of .836. They have scored 5.82 runs per game and totaled 722 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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