Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/2/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (+134) Twins (-145)
Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins (20-16, 3rd in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (22-13, 1st in AL Central) at Target Field on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the White Sox priced at +134 and the Twins are at -145. The O/U opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Reynaldo Lopez and Jose Berrios.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/31/2020 Yoan Moncada 3B Upper Leg Probable for Sep 1
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
8/31/2020 Mitch Garver C Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
8/31/2020 Cody Stashak RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/31/2020 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/31/2020 Josh Donaldson 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/29/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/28/2020 Michael Pineda SP Suspension Suspended until Sep 1
8/22/2020 Zack Littell RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/22/2020 Homer Bailey SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 22-13 overall record this season. Lopez has thrown 473 frames and has tallied 400 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.74 (249 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.387. He has surrendered 474 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 182 walks. Lopez (25-32 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.80 and he has gone up against 2,056 opposing hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 142 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 265 base hits and 128 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 314. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team Chicago is hitting .270, good for 1st in the league. The White Sox hold a .485 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .228 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 21 hits this season in 92 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .391 and an OPS+ of 102. Eloy Jimenez is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 127 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .591. The White Sox have 325 hits, including 59 doubles and 65 home runs. Chicago has walked 104 times so far this season and they have struck out 329 times as a unit. They have left 238 men on base and have a team OPS of .818. They score 5.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 184 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his pro baseball career, Berrios has allowed 593 base knocks while he has earned 624 K's in 633 innings. He has surrendered 298 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.274 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.93 and he has faced 2,693 batters so far in his career. Berrios (45-37 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.24 earned run average while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 167 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 277 base knocks and 129 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 109 hitters and struck out 310 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 21st in the league. The Twins hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .303. He has 36 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 134 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .373 with an OPS+ of 86. Max Kepler is hitting .215 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 26 hits in 121 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Twins as a unit have 275 base hits, including 42 doubles and 49 homers. Minnesota has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out on 313 occasions. They have had 227 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 159 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox (+134)
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