Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-114) Minnesota (+104)
Target Field is the venue where Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins (13-25, 5th in AL Central) will take on the Chicago White Sox (24-15, 1st in AL Central) on Tuesday. The White Sox open this contest at -114 while the Twins are priced at +104. The total opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Lance Lynn and Michael Pineda.
Chicago is slugging .404 and have struck out 346 times, while being walked on 152 occasions. They have compiled 186 RBI's in addition to 330 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .259. The White Sox have earned 61 doubles as a team and have knocked 36 balls out of the park. They have 200 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .344. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 5.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 4th in MLB.
White Sox pitchers have allowed 36 long balls and also 139 runs (3rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 122 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.47 as a squad for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.08 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. The White Sox have an ERA of 3.28 over the course of the season (3rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 376 batters.
The White Sox have sent 116 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 65 runners for the year and 27.7% of them crossed home plate. They have recorded 8 saves on the year and have blown 8 out of their 16 save opportunities. The White Sox bullpen have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 37 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 19 holds this year (17th in the league). White Sox pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 41 times as well as having 38 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox have accounted for 1,006 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 293 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding rate is at .978 which ranks 29th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 274 double plays. The White Sox have turned 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,018 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 16th in pro baseball.
Lynn has taken the ball for 1,461 frames and is sitting with 1,459 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Lynn (108-72 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.59 while he has gone up against 6,189 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.52 (571 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.283. He has surrendered 1,335 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 540 free passes.
The Twins hold a team SLG% of .421 and they score 4.61 runs per outing (10th in baseball). They have 68 doubles, while taking a walk 121 times as well as racking up 175 runs. Minnesota has accumulated 51 HRs on the season and 166 runs batted in. They have struck out on 336 instances (22nd in MLB) and have totaled 314 hits. The Minnesota Twins have tallied an OBP of .314 as well as a team batting average of .243 this season.
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.309 and have a FIP of 4.66 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.73 (319 strikeouts against 117 free passes). They have a ranking of 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 315. They have given up 57 homers and they give up 5.32 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Minnesota pitching staff have surrendered 195 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.63 (170 earned runs yielded).
Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 67.9% out of their 53 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 43 times in high leverage situations in addition to 35 occasions with runners on base. With 32 save situations, the Twins have tallied 19 holds and 7 blown saves. They are ranked 27th in the league holding a save rate of 46.2%, and they have dispatched 119 relief pitchers onto the field on the year. Minnesota has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 13 save opportunities and they have walked away with 6 saves.
In their 2,973 innings on the diamond, the Twins have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (15th in the majors). The Minnesota Twins have turned 35 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in the majors). The Twins have recorded 339 assists, 22 errors and have a total of 991 putouts this year.
In his pro baseball career, Pineda has allowed 847 hits while accumulating 891 K's in 891 frames. Pineda (55-48 career record) has a 3.97 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 393 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.177 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.41 and he has faced 3,685 batters during his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (+104) and under 8 runs
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