Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-135) Minnesota (+105)
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (25-15, 1st in AL Central) head to Target Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Minnesota Twins (13-26, 5th in AL Central). The Twins open this game at +105 while the White Sox are priced at -135. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Lucas Giolito and Matt Shoemaker.
The White Sox have hit 66 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 39 balls out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging rate of .417 and have struck out 350 times, while being walked on 160 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are notching 5.4 runs/g, which ranks them 1st in baseball. They have earned 202 runs batted in and 348 hits on the season, while their team batting average sits at .264. They have earned 216 runs and have an OBP of .349.
The White Sox have compiled a team ERA of 3.30 this season (5th in the league), and their staff has struck out 385 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.16 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have allowed 37 long balls and also 143 runs in total (3rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 122 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.45 as a team on the year.
The White Sox have sent 118 relievers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 65 runners over the course of the season with 27.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 8 saves for the season and have not converted 8 of their 16 save opportunities. The White Sox relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 37 save situations. The relievers have 19 holds for the year (17th in MLB). White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 41 times in addition to having 38 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox have a total of 1,033 putouts for the season, as well as 301 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .979 which has them ranked 29th in professional baseball, and have earned 276 double plays. The White Sox have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,099 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 16th in MLB.
Giolito (33-33 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.50 while facing 2,228 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 437 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 217 walks. His earned run average is 4.48 (264 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.232. Giolito has taken the hill for 530 innings and has totaled 545 punch outs in his career.
The Minnesota Twins have an OBP of .314 as well as a batting average of .245 for the year. They have struck out on 345 occasions (20th in the league) and have 325 hits. Minnesota has compiled 52 home runs on the campaign as well as 170 runs batted in. The Twins have a SLG% of .422 and they score 4.59 runs per contest (11th in the league). They have recorded 71 doubles, while taking a walk 121 times and putting up 179 runs.
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.351 with a FIP of 4.78 as a squad so far this year. They sit at 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 333. The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 211 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.94 (186 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.58 (323 strikeouts against 125 free passes). They have conceded 60 homers and they surrender 5.60 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league).
Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 68.5% of 54 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 43 times in high leverage situations in addition to 36 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 32 save situations, the Twins have amassed 19 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They are currently ranked 27th in MLB with a save percentage of 46.2%, and they have dispatched 123 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 13 save chances and they have come away with 6 saves.
In 3,054 innings on the field, the Twins hold a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (18th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 37 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in MLB). The Twins have recorded 349 assists, 22 errors and have notched a total of 1,018 putouts for the season.
During his career, Shoemaker has given up 602 base hits while totaling 563 punch outs in 636 frames. Shoemaker (45-37 record in his career) holds a 4.00 earned run average and has surrendered 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 283 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.196 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.54 and he has gone up against 2,629 hitters during his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (+105) and under 9 runs
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