Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 7/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, July 5, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-116) Minnesota (-105)
Bailey Ober and the Minnesota Twins (33-48, 5th in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (49-33, 1st in AL Central) at Target Field on Monday. The White Sox open this game at -116 while the Twins are coming in at -105. The O/U opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Dylan Cease and Bailey Ober.
The White Sox have recorded 134 doubles as a squad and have hit 83 baseballs out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging rate of .408 and have been called out on strikes 712 times, while being walked on 311 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are notching 5.0 runs per game, which is 5th in baseball. They have accumulated 381 runs batted in in addition to 676 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average comes in at .254. They have earned 409 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .337.
The White Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.59 so far this season (8th in the league), and their staff has struck out 810 batters. They have walked 249 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.72 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.25 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.21. White Sox pitchers have conceded 92 long balls and 314 runs (6th in MLB).
The White Sox bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 62.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 83 save situations. The relievers have inherited 115 base runners over the course of the season and 32.2% of those players crossed the plate. White Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 69 times and also have had 79 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 241 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The bullpen have accumulated 43 holds for the season (9th in MLB). They have accumulated 23 saves on the year and have missed out on 14 out of their 37 chances to get a save.
The Chicago White Sox have earned 2,114 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 602 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .980 which puts them in 30th in professional baseball, and have a total of 555 double plays. The White Sox have turned 69.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,342 innings on the field, which ranks them 19th in professional baseball.
Cease has thrown 213 innings and has earned 228 K's so far in his career. Cease (16-14 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.88 while he has gone up against 933 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.52 (107 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.418. He has allowed 198 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 104 walks.
The Twins have a team slugging % of .431 and they tally 4.63 runs per game (11th in the league). They have hit 140 doubles, while getting a free base 266 times as well as earning 375 runs. Minnesota has knocked in 116 home runs this year and 348 runs batted in. They have struck out on 698 instances (22nd in the league) and have 672 base hits. The Minnesota Twins have recorded a team OBP of .316 as well as a team batting average of .245 so far this year.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.380 in addition to having a FIP of 4.83 as a pitching staff this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.59 (648 strikeouts vs 250 walks). They come in at 26th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 726. They have surrendered 126 home runs and they relinquish 5.64 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB). The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 443 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 5.08 (399 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 73 save situations, the Twins have 43 holds and also 11 blown saves. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 30 save opportunities and they have tallied 19 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 91 times in high leverage situations in addition to 64 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 57.8% out of their 90 inherited runners. They sit at 14th in MLB holding a save percentage of 63.3%, and they have dispatched 265 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Minnesota Twins have twisted 69 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in MLB). The Twins have 715 assists, 56 errors and have a total of 2,122 putouts on the season. In their 6,366 innings on the diamond, the Twins hold a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (25th in baseball).
During his career, Ober has allowed 28 hits while tallying 26 K's in 24 innings pitched. Ober (0-1 career record) has earned a 5.84 earned run average while allowing 10.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 16 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.378 and a FIP of 5.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.33 and he has faced 106 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (-105)
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