Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox MLB Game Picks 8/28/2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Ross Detwiler
Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (79-51, 1st in AL Central) travel to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (60-70, 3rd in AL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Twins priced at -160 and the White Sox are at +150. The total is set at 10.5.
The Twins have been a great play for MLB bettors, having gone 79-51-0 SU. Chicago is covering 46.2% of the time, going 60-70-0 straight up.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been a bad Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 68-55-7.
Minnesota is covering 64.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 40-22-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 50.8% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 33-32-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a pretty good Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 59-66-5.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
8/25/2019 Eddie Rosario LF Hamstring Probable for 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 Probable for 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 Jake Odorizzi has a 13-6 record with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 137 strikeouts over his 131 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. 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. Jorge Polanco is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 152 hits this season in 519 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .489 and an OPS+ of 121. Max Kepler is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 480 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .533. 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 5.51, Ross Detwiler has a 2-3 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 47.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He's allowing 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.74. 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 14th 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. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .328 with an OBP of .349. He has 125 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 381 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 121. Jose Abreu is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 144 hits in 517 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .497. 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 (+150)
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