Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-167) Minnesota (+130)
Target Field is the site where Bailey Ober and the Minnesota Twins (48-65, 5th in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (67-46, 1st in AL Central) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the White Sox priced at -167 and the Twins are at +130. The over/under opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Lance Lynn and Bailey Ober.
As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 5.0 runs per outing, which puts them at 6th in the league. They have notched a total of 565 runs scored and hold an OBP of .332. The White Sox have accounted for 190 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 131 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 534 RBI's and 924 hits this year, and their batting average sits at .250. Chicago owns a slugging percentage of .418 and have struck out 991 times, while drawing a walk on 419 occasions.
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The White Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.60 so far this season (6th in MLB), and they have rung up 1,120 hitters. They have walked 329 opposing players and their FIP is 3.75 as a unit so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.40 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. White Sox pitchers have given up 132 home runs in addition to 434 runs in total (4th in the league).
The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 59.2% and has entered the game in 112 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 147 base runners this year with 34.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. White Sox bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 92 times as well as having 109 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 334 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen have tallied 60 holds for the year (10th in MLB). They have recorded 29 saves over the course of the season and have blown 20 of their 49 chances to get a save.
The White Sox have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,796 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 11th in MLB. The Chicago White Sox have amassed 2,932 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 818 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which has them ranked 27th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 760 double plays.
Lynn has taken the ball for 1,541 innings and has totaled 1,545 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.46 (592 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.272. He has given up 1,397 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 564 walks. Lynn (114-74 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.57 while he has faced 6,514 batters in the majors.
Minnesota has accounted for 161 home runs on the year to go along with 485 runs batted in. They have hit 189 doubles, while walking 374 times and notching 520 runs. The Minnesota Twins have accumulated an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a batting average of .243 on the campaign. The Twins have a SLG% of .427 and they tally 4.60 runs per outing (13th in baseball). They have been rung up on 972 instances (17th in baseball) and have earned 925 hits.
The Minnesota pitching staff have yielded 603 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 5.00 (548 earned runs given up). They have given up 168 HR's and they relinquish 5.50 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.343 and have a FIP of 4.64 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.76 (927 strikeouts against 336 bases on balls). They rank 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 990.
Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 43 save chances and they have walked away with 27 saves. They sit at 12th in the league holding a save percentage of 62.8%, and they have dispatched 361 relievers to the hill this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 118 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 49.6% of 119 inherited runners. Sitting with 100 save situations, the Twins have tallied 57 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
In their 8,883 innings on the field, the Twins hold a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (25th in professional baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 101 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (29th in the majors). The Twins have accrued 1,000 assists, 76 errors and have a total of 2,961 putouts during this campaign.
Ober (1-1 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.99 ERA while giving up 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.73 and he has gone up against 221 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 29 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.299 and a FIP of 5.2. Thus far in his career, Ober has allowed 53 base knocks while earning 56 K's in 52 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (+130) and under 9 runs
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