Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/14/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Twins (-115) White Sox (+105)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Luis Robert and the Chicago White Sox (29-16, 1st in AL Central) will play the Minnesota Twins (29-18, 2nd in AL Central) on Monday. The odds on this contest have the Twins priced at -115 and the White Sox are at +105. The over/under is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Jose Berrios and Dylan Cease.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/13/2020 Brent Rooker RF Forearm Out for the season
9/11/2020 Luis Arraez 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/9/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/6/2020 Homer Bailey SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/5/2020 Alex Avila C Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/31/2020 Mitch Garver C Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/13/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/10/2020 Dallas Keuchel SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/6/2020 Jace Fry RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/5/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 29-18 overall record this season. Berrios has thrown 644 innings and is sitting with 640 punchouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.22 (302 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.269. He has allowed 600 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 217 free passes. Berrios (47-37 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.11 while he has faced 2,739 opposing hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 209 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 347 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 134 batters and struck out 416. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .236 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 34 hits this season in 144 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 134. Byron Buxton is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .250. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 93 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .527. The Twins have 372 hits, including 58 doubles and 70 home runs. Minnesota has walked 145 times so far this season and they have struck out 398 times as a unit. They have left 294 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 215 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 29-16 overall mark this year. In his career, Cease has conceded 118 hits while tallying 111 punchouts in 119 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 64 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.454 and having a FIP of 5.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.02 and he has gone up against 521 batters in his career. Cease (9-9 mark in his career) holds a 4.84 earned run average and has surrendered 8.9 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 184 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 342 base knocks and 157 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 148 hitters and struck out 392 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 2nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Luis Robert comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .320. He has 41 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 158 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 125. Eloy Jimenez is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 50 hits in 169 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .574. The White Sox as a unit have 424 base hits, including 79 doubles and 77 homers. Chicago has walked 135 times this year and they have struck out on 418 occasions. They have had 303 men left on base and have an OPS of .810. They have scored 5.51 runs per game and totaled 248 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins (-115)
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