Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins MLB Picks 9/18/2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Jake Odorizzi
Target Field is the site where Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (92-58, 1st in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (65-85, 3rd in AL Central) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the White Sox coming in at +250 and the Twins are at -275. The total has been set at 10.
The White Sox have been a dicey bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 65-85-0 SU. The Twins cover 61.3% of the time, going 92-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a dicey Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 71-74-5.
The White Sox cover 39.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 30-46-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota is covering 56.0% of the time at Target Field, going 42-33-0 SU.
The Twins have been a dicey Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 75-68-7.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/16/2019 Lucas Giolito SP Lat
9/16/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Foot Probable for Sep 16
9/3/2019 Jon Jay RF Hip Out for the season
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
9/14/2019 Sam Dyson RP Biceps Out for the season
9/12/2019 Ehire Adrianza SS Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/10/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2019 Sean Poppen RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 65-85 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 1-8 record with an earned run average of 7.98 and a WHIP of 1.76 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 58.2 innings pitched and he's given up 75 hits. He's allowed 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 495 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 481 hitters and walked 254 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,348 base hits and 729 earned runs. They have allowed 223 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 550 batters and struck out 1,216. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.94.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 11th in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .332 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 152 hits this season in 458 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .504 and an OPS+ of 126. Jose Abreu is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 165 hits and he has driven in 118 men in 585 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .511. The White Sox have 1,312 hits, including 238 doubles and 164 home runs. Chicago has walked 354 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,430 times as a unit. They have left 981 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 648 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 92-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Jake Odorizzi has a 14-6 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 162 strikeouts over the 147.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 130 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 519 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 546 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,338 base knocks and 628 earned runs this season. They have given up 187 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 421 hitters and struck out 1,331 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 4th in the league. The Twins hold a .495 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 .302 with an OBP of .362. He has 179 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 593 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 125. Max Kepler is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 132 hits in 524 at bats while driving in 90 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Twins as a unit have 1,436 base hits, including 294 doubles and 287 homers. Minnesota has walked 482 times this year and they have struck out on 1,251 occasions. They have had 1,036 men left on base and have an OPS of .832. They have scored 5.78 runs per game and totaled 867 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+250)
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