Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Kenta Maeda and the Minnesota Twins (12-20, 4th in AL Central) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (19-13, 1st in AL Central).
As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which is 9th in the league. They have earned a total of 150 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .312. The Twins have earned 58 doubles as a team and have knocked 44 balls out of the park. They have accrued 142 RBI's in addition to 262 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average comes in at .242. Minnesota has a slugging percentage of .425 and have struck out 292 times, while drawing a walk on 102 occasions.
The Twins have an earned run average of 4.29 for the year (21st in MLB), and they have rung up 265 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.73 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.26. Twins pitchers have conceded 45 long balls in addition to 152 runs in total (17th in MLB). They have walked 97 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.50 as a unit on the year.
Twins bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 30 times in addition to having 40 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 19 holds for the season (9th in MLB). The Twins bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 41.7% and has come into the game in 31 save situations. They have recorded 5 saves for the season and have blown 7 out of their 12 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 43 base runners on the season with 62.8% of those players earned a run for their team. The Twins have sent 101 relievers to the mound this year.
The Minnesota Twins have earned 838 putouts this season, as well as 297 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which ranks 6th in MLB, and they have twisted 212 double plays. The Twins have transformed 70.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,514 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 11th in baseball.
Maeda has taken the hill for 684 frames and has tallied 749 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Maeda (55-38 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.71 while going up against 2,809 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.80 (289 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.128. He has surrendered 577 base hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 195 free passes.
The White Sox have a team SLG% of .391 and they average 5.12 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have 51 doubles, while getting a free base 123 times and putting up 164 runs. Chicago has knocked in 27 HRs over the course of the season and 153 runs batted in. They have struck out on 282 instances (22nd in the league) and have totaled 272 base knocks. The Chicago White Sox have accounted for a team OBP of .339 as well as a team batting average of .255 on the year.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.159 with a FIP of 3.31 as a team on the season. They sit at 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 220. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 111 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.16 (97 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.16 (316 strikeouts against 100 free passes). They have surrendered 28 homers and they give up 3.62 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball).
Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.5% out of their 51 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 32 times in high leverage situations and also on 33 occasions with runners on base. With 26 save situations, the White Sox have accrued 12 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in baseball holding a save rate of 46.2%, and they have sent 93 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the game in 13 save opportunities and they have recorded 6 saves.
In 2,487 innings on the diamond, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (17th in MLB). The Chicago White Sox have turned 21 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (26th in baseball). The White Sox have accrued 243 assists, 23 errors and have 829 putouts during this campaign.
During his pro baseball career, Cease has allowed 150 hits while earning 165 punch outs in 161 innings. He has allowed 81 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.447 and having a FIP of 5.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.96 and he has faced 706 hitters during his pro baseball career. Cease (11-11 career mark) holds a 4.51 ERA while surrendering 8.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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