Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins MLB Picks & Predictions 8/19/2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Kyle Gibson
Target Field is the venue where Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins (74-48, 1st in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (55-66, 3rd in AL Central) on Monday.
The White Sox have been a dicey option for wagerers, having gone 55-66-0 SU. Minnesota is covering 60.7% of the time, going 74-48-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a dicey Over play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 55-62-4.
The White Sox cover 41.7% of the time as the road team, having gone 25-35-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins cover 58.1% of the time at Target Field, going 36-26-0 SU.
The Twins have been a good Over play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 63-53-6.
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
8/16/2019 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 55-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 8-9 record with an earned run average of 4.51 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 89 strikeouts over his 147.2 innings pitched and he's given up 163 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 378 hitters and walked 193 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 4.82. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,084 base hits and 568 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 961. 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 4.90.
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 .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 133 hits this season in 484 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 109. Tim Anderson is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 343 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The White Sox have 1,051 hits, including 183 doubles and 132 home runs. Chicago has walked 282 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,150 times as a unit. They have left 790 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 511 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 74-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.28, Kyle Gibson has a 11-5 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 129 strikeouts over the 132.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 131 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 428 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 4.15. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,083 base knocks and 510 earned runs this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 353 hitters and struck out 1,064 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 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 4th in the league. The Twins hold a .499 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .335. He has 115 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 451 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 125. Jorge Polanco is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 141 hits in 486 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .479. The Twins as a unit have 1,164 base hits, including 244 doubles and 238 homers. Minnesota has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out on 989 occasions. They have had 834 men left on base and have an OPS of .835. They have scored 5.77 runs per game and totaled 704 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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