Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/26/2020
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Twins (-145) White Sox (+133)
The Minnesota Twins visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Kenta Maeda for the Twins and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -145 and Chicago at +133. The Twins had a 82-76-7 over/under record and a 101-64-0 run line mark last year. The White Sox were 72-89-0 against the run line and had a 75-80-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins were 82-76-7 against the over/under last year
The Minnesota Twins were 101-64-0 against the run line last season
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox were 75-80-6 against the over/under last year
The Chicago White Sox were 72-89-0 against the run line last season
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
7/23/2020 Willians Astudillo C Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/22/2020 Jake Odorizzi SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/14/2020 Byron Buxton CF Foot Probable for Jul 24
7/7/2020 Nick Gordon SS Illness Probable for Jul 24
7/3/2020 Michael Pineda SP Suspension Suspended until Sep 8
6/25/2020 Fernando Romero RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
7/22/2020 Jose Ruiz RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/22/2020 Nomar Mazara RF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/18/2020 Luis Basabe CF Foot Probable for Jul 24
7/14/2020 Jonathan Stiever RP Forearm Probable for Jul 24
12/3/2020 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins had a 101-61 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda had a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.07. He had 169 strikeouts over his 153.2 innings pitched and he gave up 114 hits. He allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.95. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.17 and they gave up 572 base hits on the year. Teams hit .253 against the bullpen and they struck out 619 hitters while walking 185 batters. As a team, Minnesota allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They were 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Twins pitchers collectively gave up 1,456 base hits and 680 earned runs last year. They allowed 198 home runs last season, ranking them 26th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff walked 452 batters and struck out 1,463. They walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit was 4.02.
As a team Minnesota hit .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins held a .494 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which was good for 5th in baseball. They ranked 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Miguel Sano hit .247 with an on-base percentage of .346 last year. He had 94 hits last season in 380 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .576 and an OPS+ of 138. Josh Donaldson hit .259 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .379. He totaled 142 hits and he drove in 94 men in 549 at bats. His OPS+ was 127 while his slugging percentage was at .521. The Twins had 1,547 hits last season, including 318 doubles and 307 home runs. Minnesota walked 525 times last year and they struck out 1,334 times as a unit. They left 1,115 men on base and had a team OPS of .832. They scored 5.8 runs per contest and scored a total of 939 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago had a 72-89 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 5.38, Reynaldo Lopez had a 10-15 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He had 169 strikeouts over the 184 innings he pitched. He also gave up 203 hits. He allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 5.04. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.33 and they gave up 533 base hits on the year. Teams hit .242 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers struck out 541 batters and walked 271 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They were 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The White Sox pitchers as a team surrendered 1,438 base knocks and 769 earned runs last season. They gave up 238 home runs last year, which ranked 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff walked 582 hitters and struck out 1,312 batters. They gave up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.43 while their FIP as a staff was 4.89.
As a team, they batted .261, good for 8th in the league. The White Sox held a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which was good for 23rd in baseball. They ranked 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup after batting .335 with an OBP of .357 last season. He had 167 hits last year along with 56 RBI in 498 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .508 with an OPS+ of 129. Edwin Encarnacion hit .244 last season and he had an OBP of .344. He collected 102 hits in 418 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He had an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .531. The White Sox as a unit had 1,443 base hits last season, including 260 doubles and 182 homers. Chicago walked 378 times last year and they struck out on 1,549 occasions. They left 1,071 men on base and had an OPS of .728. They scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 708 runs last year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox (+133) and over 9.5 total runs
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