Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox (20-13, 1st in AL Central) host the Minnesota Twins (12-21, 4th in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday.
Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .423 and have struck out 303 times, while taking a walk on 104 occasions. They have accrued 145 RBI's in addition to 271 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate sits at .242. The Twins have recorded 59 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 45 balls out of the park. They have 153 runs scored and hold an OBP of .313. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are knocking in 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in the league.
Twins pitchers have given up 47 home runs and also 161 runs in total (18th in MLB). They have walked 101 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.57 as a squad this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.45 on the year (21st in the league), and their staff has struck out 270 hitters.
The Twins have sent 104 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 45 base runners for the year and 64.4% of them crossed the plate. They have compiled 5 saves on the season and have not converted 7 of their 12 chances to get a save. The Twins relief pitchers have a save percentage of 41.7% and has entered the game in 31 save situations. The relievers have racked up 19 holds over the course of the season (13th in baseball). Twins relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 31 times and also have had 40 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have turned 70.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,586 innings on the field, ranking them 13th in pro baseball. The Minnesota Twins have accumulated 862 putouts on the campaign, as well as 306 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which is 9th in pro baseball, and have a total of 218 double plays.
Pineda has taken the ball for 886 innings and has racked up 884 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Pineda (55-47 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.64 while facing 3,662 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.96 (390 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.176. He has conceded 843 base knocks (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 199 free passes.
Chicago has a total of 29 HRs so far this year and 162 runs batted in. They have 52 two-baggers, while taking a walk 127 times as well as scoring 173 runs. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with an OBP of .342 and a batting average of .258 so far this season. The White Sox hold a slugging percentage of .396 and they earn 5.24 runs per outing (1st in baseball). They have struck out on 287 occasions (25th in the league) and have tallied 283 hits.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 114 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.16 (100 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 29 home runs and they surrender 3.60 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.161 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.32 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.21 (327 strikeouts against 102 free passes). They are currently ranked 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 229.
Chicago has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 13 save chances and they have walked away with 6 saves. They rank 25th in baseball with a save rate of 46.2%, and they have sent 98 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 34 times in high leverage situations and also on 35 occasions with runners on base. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.5% out of 55 inherited base runners. Sitting with 28 save situations, the White Sox have accrued 14 holds in addition to 7 blown saves.
The Chicago White Sox have twisted 22 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (27th in MLB). The White Sox have accrued 250 assists, 24 errors and have earned 856 putouts so far this season. In 2,568 innings on the field, the White Sox have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (18th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Rodon has conceded 521 hits while totaling 569 punch outs in 567 frames. He has given up a total of 249 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.341 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.37 and he has faced 2,441 opposing batters during his career. Rodon (34-33 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.95 earned run average and has surrendered 8.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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