Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-172) Minnesota (+135)
Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (66-46, 1st in AL Central) go to Target Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (48-64, 5th in AL Central). The Twins open this matchup at +135 while the White Sox are coming in at -172. The O/U has been set at 10.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Dallas Keuchel and Griffin Jax.
Chicago has a slugging rate of .415 and have been rung up 985 times, while drawing a walk on 414 occasions. They have accumulated 524 runs batted in in addition to 912 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .249. The White Sox have hit 188 doubles as a squad and have hit 127 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 554 runs scored and hold an OBP of .332. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which is 6th in MLB.
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The White Sox have an earned run average of 3.63 over the course of the season (6th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,110 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 328 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.75 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.38 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have conceded 131 home runs and also 433 runs (4th in MLB).
The White Sox have sent 333 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 147 runners on the year with 34.0% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 29 saves so far this year and have blown 20 of their 49 save opportunities. The White Sox bullpen have earned a save percentage of 59.2% and has come into the game in 112 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 60 holds over the course of the season (10th in the league). White Sox pitchers have entered the game with players on base 92 times and also have had 109 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have turned 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 8,715 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 14th in baseball. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with 2,905 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 810 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which is 27th in baseball, and have a total of 752 double plays.
Keuchel has taken the mound for 1,485 innings and has tallied 1,154 strikeouts in his MLB career. Keuchel (97-78 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.88 while facing 6,190 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.66 (604 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.259. He has allowed 1,432 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 437 walks.
The Minnesota Twins have recorded an on-base percentage of .317 and a batting average of .244 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 962 occasions (19th in the league) and have 923 hits. Minnesota is sitting with 160 HRs for the season as well as 484 runs batted in. The Twins have a team slugging percentage of .428 and they score 4.63 runs per outing (11th in baseball). They have put up 189 doubles, while taking a walk 373 times as well as putting up 519 runs.
The Minnesota pitching staff have yielded 592 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.95 (538 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 164 home runs and they allow 5.45 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.338 in addition to having a FIP of 4.59 as a team on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.78 (921 strikeouts against 331 bases on balls). They come in at 26th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 978.
Minnesota has called on relievers to take the mound in 43 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves. They rank 12th in the league with a save percentage of 62.8%, and they have sent 359 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 118 times in high leverage situations and also on 90 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 49.2% out of 118 inherited base runners. Sitting with 100 save situations, the Twins have tallied 57 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
In 8,802 innings on the field, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (25th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 100 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (29th in MLB). The Twins have racked up 993 assists, 75 errors and have earned 2,934 putouts for the season.
Jax (2-1 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 5.63 ERA while giving up 7.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.83 and he has faced 136 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has allowed 20 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.250 and a FIP of 6.2. During his pro baseball career, Jax has surrendered 28 hits while he has totaled 22 K's in 32 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-172)
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