Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins MLB Picks 8/21/2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Jake Odorizzi
Target Field is the site where Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins (76-49, 1st in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (56-68, 3rd in AL Central) on Wednesday. The Twins open this matchup at -165 while the White Sox are priced at +155. The over/under opens at 9.
The White Sox have been decent for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 56-68-0 SU. The Twins cover 60.8% of the time, going 76-49-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a pretty good Under pick for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 57-62-5.
Chicago covers 41.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 26-37-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota covers 57.1% of the time at Target Field, going 36-27-0 SU.
The Twins have been a good Over pick for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 64-54-7.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/19/2019 Yoan Moncada 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
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
8/16/2019 LaMonte Wade RF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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 56-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 13-6 record with an earned run average of 3.41 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 182 strikeouts over his 142.2 innings pitched and he's given up 112 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 410 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 388 hitters and walked 198 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 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 4.85. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,120 base hits and 585 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 449 batters and struck out 983. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.93.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 135 hits this season in 495 at bats with 92 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 110. Tim Anderson is hitting .330 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 355 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The White Sox have 1,075 hits, including 187 doubles and 135 home runs. Chicago has walked 288 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,179 times as a unit. They have left 805 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 524 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 76-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.50, Jake Odorizzi has a 13-5 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 131 strikeouts over the 126 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 108 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 433 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 439 batters and walked 148 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.8 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 4.15. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,111 base knocks and 522 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 362 hitters and struck out 1,087 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.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 .271, 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 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .336. He has 117 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 459 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 124. Jorge Polanco is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 148 hits in 500 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .494. The Twins as a unit have 1,205 base hits, including 253 doubles and 241 homers. Minnesota has walked 399 times this year and they have struck out on 1,010 occasions. They have had 865 men left on base and have an OPS of .837. They have scored 5.81 runs per game and totaled 726 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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