Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox MLB Picks 8/29/2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Dylan Cease
Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins (80-51, 1st in AL Central) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (60-71, 3rd in AL Central). The Twins open this game at -174 while the White Sox are coming in at +164. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Twins have been an excellent option for baseball bettors, having gone 80-51-0 SU. The White Sox cover 45.8% of the time, going 60-71-0 straight up.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been a hot and cold Under option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 68-56-7.
Minnesota is covering 65.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 41-22-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 50.0% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 33-33-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a decent Under option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 59-67-5.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
8/27/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/27/2019 Marwin Gonzalez RF Abdomen Probable for Aug 28
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 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 80-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 3.53 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 155 strikeouts over his 163 innings pitched and he's given up 158 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 462 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 4.16. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,172 base hits and 548 earned runs. They have allowed 162 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 1,146. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .270, 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 1,255 hits, including 266 doubles and 255 home runs. Minnesota has walked 414 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,071 times as a unit. They have left 893 men on base and have a team OPS of .837. They score 5.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 764 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 60-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.76, Dylan Cease has a 3-6 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 50 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 405 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,163 base knocks and 607 earned runs this season. They have given up 190 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 460 hitters and struck out 1,053 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.84.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 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 1,132 base hits, including 199 doubles and 141 homers. Chicago has walked 298 times this year and they have struck out on 1,246 occasions. They have had 850 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 549 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins (-174)
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