Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Field is the site where J.A. Happ and the Minnesota Twins (12-23, 5th in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (22-13, 1st in AL Central) on Monday.
As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 5.4 runs per game, which has them at 1st in baseball. They have 190 runs while having a team OBP of .345. The White Sox have tallied 55 doubles as a squad and have hit 33 balls out of the park. They have tallied 177 RBI's and 304 hits this season, while their average at the plate is at .261. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .407 and have been called out on strikes 309 times, while being walked on 135 occasions.
White Sox pitchers have allowed 31 home runs and 124 total runs (2nd in MLB). They have walked 110 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.34 as a squad this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.15 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. The White Sox have a team ERA of 3.21 on the year (3rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 346 hitters.
The White Sox have dispatched 106 relievers to the hill for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 61 runners on the campaign and 26.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have 7 saves on the campaign and have blown 7 of 14 save chances. The White Sox bullpen have a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 32 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 17 holds this year (19th in the league). White Sox bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 38 times as well as having 35 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox have earned a total of 910 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 266 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .977 which ranks 29th in MLB, and have a total of 246 double plays. The White Sox have turned 69.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,730 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 20th in the majors.
Keuchel has taken the ball for 1,409 innings and has accounted for 1,096 K's during his career. Keuchel (92-74 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.80 and he has gone up against 5,861 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.62 (567 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.253. He has given up 1,351 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) with 414 free passes.
The Minnesota Twins have accumulated an on-base percentage of .313 as well as a team batting average of .243 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 322 occasions (17th in MLB) and have totaled 289 hits. Minnesota has recorded 47 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 154 RBIs. The Twins have a team SLG% of .421 and they average 4.66 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have tallied 63 two-baggers, while walking 112 times as well as scoring 163 runs.
The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 178 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.63 (156 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 51 homers and they relinquish 5.29 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB). The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.306 and have a FIP of 4.61 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.68 (292 strikeouts vs 109 walks). They come in at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 287.
Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 66.0% out of their 50 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 40 times in high leverage situations and also on 34 occasions with runners on. With 31 save situations, the Twins have amassed 19 holds and 7 blown saves. They are currently ranked 27th in baseball with a save percentage of 41.7%, and they have dispatched 111 relievers onto the field on the season. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 12 save opportunities and they have tallied 5 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have twisted 33 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in MLB). The Twins have 313 assists, 19 errors and have notched a total of 910 putouts this season. In their 2,730 innings played, the Twins are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (15th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Happ has conceded 1,670 hits and he has 1,558 punch outs in 1,773 frames. He has surrendered 785 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.297 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.47 and he has gone up against 7,506 opposing hitters during his career. Happ (125-93 career record) holds a 3.98 earned run average and has surrendered 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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