Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 7/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-116) Minnesota (-105)
Target Field is the venue where J.A. Happ and the Minnesota Twins (35-48, 4th in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (49-35, 1st in AL Central) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the White Sox priced at -116 and the Twins are at -105. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Lance Lynn and J.A. Happ.
The White Sox have tallied 137 doubles as a team and have hit 85 balls out of the park. Chicago has a slugging % of .410 and have been rung up 735 times, while taking a walk on 320 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in baseball. They have amassed 391 RBI's in addition to 697 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .255. They have accounted for 419 runs while holding a team OBP of .338.
The White Sox have compiled a team ERA of 3.69 this season (9th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 830 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 256 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.73 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.24 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.22. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 94 home runs in addition to 328 runs (6th in the league).
The White Sox relievers have compiled a save rate of 62.2% and has come into the game in 83 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 117 base runners this year with 32.5% of those players crossed home plate. White Sox pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 71 times and also have had 79 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 246 relievers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 43 holds for the season (11th in baseball). They have earned 23 saves for the year and have blown 14 out of their 37 save opportunities.
The White Sox have converted 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,486 innings, which has them sitting 21st in pro baseball. The Chicago White Sox have accumulated 2,162 putouts for the season, in addition to 622 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which has them sitting 30th in baseball, and they have twisted 569 double plays.
Lynn (112-74 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.59 and he has faced 6,391 hitters in the majors. He has given up 1,371 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 557 free passes. His earned run average is 3.48 (585 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.276. Lynn has thrown 1,511 innings and has totaled 1,514 punch outs so far in his career.
The Twins hold a team slugging percentage of .435 and they average 4.69 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have hit 145 two-baggers, while walking 275 times as well as scoring 389 runs. Minnesota is sitting with 121 home runs on the campaign and 361 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 718 occasions (21st in MLB) and have a total of 691 base hits. The Minnesota Twins have a team OBP of .318 and a team batting average of .246 this season.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.375 and have a FIP of 4.76 as a team so far this year. They rank 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 739. The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 450 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 5.04 (406 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 (677 strikeouts vs 258 walks). They have yielded 127 long balls and they give up 5.59 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league).
With 77 save situations, the Twins have earned 46 holds and also 11 blown saves. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 31 save opportunities and they have walked away with 20 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 93 times in high leverage situations and also on 66 occasions with runners on. Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 57.6% of 92 inherited base runners. They rank 13th in MLB with a save rate of 64.5%, and they have dispatched 272 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 70 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (29th in pro baseball). The Twins have recorded 727 assists, 57 errors and have a tally of 2,176 putouts so far this year. In 6,528 innings on the field, the Twins have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.4% (24th in professional baseball).
Happ (127-96 career record) is the owner of a 4.07 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.48 and he has faced 7,712 batters during his MLB career. He has surrendered 821 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.309 and a FIP of 4.3. During his MLB career, Happ has conceded 1,734 base hits and he has 1,598 K's in 1,816 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (-105) and under 9 runs
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