Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/1/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (-117) Twins (+107)
Target Field is the site where Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins (20-15, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Chicago White Sox (21-13, 1st in AL Central) on Tuesday. The White Sox open this game at -117 while the Twins are priced at +107. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dallas Keuchel and Michael Pineda.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/30/2020 Yoan Moncada 3B Upper Leg Probable for Aug 31
8/30/2020 Gio Gonzalez SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/28/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/18/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/15/2020 Leury Garcia SS Thumb Out for the season
8/3/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
8/30/2020 Eddie Rosario LF Ankle Probable for Aug 31
8/29/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/28/2020 Cody Stashak RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/26/2020 Mitch Garver C Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/25/2020 Josh Donaldson 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/22/2020 Homer Bailey SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/22/2020 Zack Littell RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/20/2020 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 21-13 overall record this season. Keuchel has thrown 1,345 frames and has racked up 1,062 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.64 (544 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.253. He has given up 1,294 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 392 free passes. Keuchel (89-73 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.85 and he has gone up against 5,598 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 120 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 137 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 260 base hits and 125 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 113 batters and struck out 301. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
As a team Chicago is hitting .270, good for 1st in the league. The White Sox hold a .486 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Eloy Jimenez is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 37 hits this season in 122 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .615 and an OPS+ of 155. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .228 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 92 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The White Sox have 314 hits, including 56 doubles and 64 home runs. Chicago has walked 98 times so far this season and they have struck out 320 times as a unit. They have left 228 men on base and have a team OPS of .818. They score 5.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 176 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pineda (51-46 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.04 ERA and has allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.47 and he has faced 3,420 batters in his career. So far in his pro baseball career, Pineda has allowed 793 hits while earning 827 strikeouts in 826 innings. He has surrendered a total of 371 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.184 and having a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 160 batters and walked 49 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 266 base knocks and 124 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 103 hitters and struck out 301 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .224 with an OBP of .331. He has 26 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 116 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 112. Jorge Polanco is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 36 hits in 129 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .388. The Twins as a unit have 270 base hits, including 42 doubles and 48 homers. Minnesota has walked 112 times this year and they have struck out on 300 occasions. They have had 221 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 154 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox (-117)
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