Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/16/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Twins (+137) White Sox (-148)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Yasmani Grandal and the Chicago White Sox (31-16, 1st in AL Central) will play the Minnesota Twins (30-19, 2nd in AL Central) on Wednesday. The White Sox open this game at -148 while the Twins are coming in at +137. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Jake Odorizzi and Lucas Giolito.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/14/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/14/2020 Marwin Gonzalez 3B Illness Probable for Sep 15
9/14/2020 Mitch Garver C Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/14/2020 Miguel Sano 1B Neck Probable for Sep 15
9/14/2020 Trevor May RP Back Probable for Sep 15
9/14/2020 Eddie Rosario LF Elbow Probable for Sep 15
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
9/6/2020 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
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/14/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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
9/5/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/15/2020 Leury Garcia SS Thumb Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 30-19 overall record this season. Odorizzi has pitched in 1,038 innings and has tallied 992 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.93 (453 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.242. He has conceded 932 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 357 walks. Odorizzi (62-56 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.16 and he has faced 4,367 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 218 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 369 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 142 batters and struck out 435. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .246, good for 15th in the league. The Twins hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .221 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 29 hits this season in 131 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 102. Nelson Cruz is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 161 at bats. His OPS+ is 186 while his slugging percentage is at .652. The Twins have 387 hits, including 62 doubles and 74 home runs. Minnesota has walked 158 times so far this season and they have struck out 417 times as a unit. They have left 313 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 223 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Giolito (31-28 career record) has earned a 4.45 earned run average and has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.49 and he has gone up against 2,000 batters so far in his career. During his MLB career, Giolito has allowed 394 hits and he has 480 punchouts in 477 innings. He has allowed a total of 236 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.231 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 193 batters and walked 71 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 3.48. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 356 base knocks and 160 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 161 hitters and struck out 408 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Yasmani Grandal comes into this matchup batting .242 with an OBP of .365. He has 31 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 128 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 116. José Abreu is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 62 hits in 194 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 162 and a slugging percentage of .619. The White Sox as a unit have 444 base hits, including 82 doubles and 78 homers. Chicago has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 434 occasions. They have had 321 men left on base and have an OPS of .808. They have scored 5.45 runs per game and totaled 256 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins (+137)
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