Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox MLB Game Picks 8/27/2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Lucas Giolito
Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins (79-51, 1st in AL Central) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (60-70, 3rd in AL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Twins priced at -130 and the White Sox are at +120. The over/under has been set at 8.5.
The Twins have been a great pick for MLB bettors, having gone 79-51-0 SU. Chicago covers 46.2% of the time, going 60-70-0 straight up.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been a great Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 68-55-7.
Minnesota covers 64.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 40-22-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox cover 50.8% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 33-32-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a pretty good Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 59-66-5.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
8/25/2019 Eddie Rosario LF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/23/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
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
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/25/2019 Leury Garcia CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/25/2019 Reynaldo Lopez SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 79-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 113 strikeouts over his 129 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 457 hitters and walked 152 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.9 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 4.18. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,166 base hits and 547 earned runs. They have allowed 161 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 370 batters and struck out 1,133. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .271, good for 4th in the league. The Twins hold a .500 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 122 hits this season in 480 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .533 and an OPS+ of 124. Jorge Polanco is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 519 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Twins have 1,247 hits, including 266 doubles and 253 home runs. Minnesota has walked 411 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,061 times as a unit. They have left 887 men on base and have a team OPS of .838. They score 5.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 761 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 60-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.20, Lucas Giolito has a 14-6 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 194 strikeouts over the 151.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 115 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 404 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 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 4.78. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,155 base knocks and 604 earned runs this season. They have given up 188 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 457 hitters and struck out 1,043 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.85.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .318. He has 144 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 517 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 113. Tim Anderson is hitting .328 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 125 hits in 381 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .491. The White Sox as a unit have 1,126 base hits, including 199 doubles and 140 homers. Chicago has walked 297 times this year and they have struck out on 1,233 occasions. They have had 844 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 548 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+120)
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