Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/15/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Twins (-106) White Sox (-104)
Nelson Cruz and the Minnesota Twins (30-18, 2nd in AL Central) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (30-16, 1st in AL Central). The Twins open this contest at -106 while the White Sox are priced at -104. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Randy Dobnak and Dane Dunning.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/13/2020 Eddie Rosario LF Elbow Probable for Sep 14
9/13/2020 Brent Rooker RF Forearm Out for the season
9/13/2020 Trevor May RP Back Probable for Sep 14
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
9/13/2020 Jace Fry RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/10/2020 Dallas Keuchel SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
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 30-18 overall record this season. Dobnak (8-4 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.57 and he has faced 294 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 2.82 (22 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.225. He has conceded 69 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 17 walks. Dobnak has thrown 70 innings and has accounted for 46 punchouts so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 213 hitters and walked 62 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 360 base hits and 166 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 137 batters and struck out 428. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .431 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. Nelson Cruz is hitting .331 with an on-base percentage of .420. He has 52 hits this season in 157 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .669 and an OPS+ of 194. Max Kepler is hitting .213 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 127 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Twins have 379 hits, including 58 doubles and 74 home runs. Minnesota has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 409 times as a unit. They have left 298 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 222 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Thus far in his career, The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 189 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 348 base knocks and 159 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 151 hitters and struck out 400 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .474 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. José Abreu comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .361. He has 60 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 189 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .619 with an OPS+ of 163. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 31 hits in 124 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .435. The White Sox as a unit have 435 base hits, including 80 doubles and 78 homers. Chicago has walked 136 times this year and they have struck out on 427 occasions. They have had 309 men left on base and have an OPS of .810. They have scored 5.5 runs per game and totaled 253 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins (-106)
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