Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+125) Chicago (-161)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (45-32, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Minnesota Twins (33-43, 3rd in AL Central) on Wednesday. The Twins open this matchup at +125 while the White Sox are priced at -161. The total is set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Bailey Ober and Dylan Cease.
Minnesota has a slugging rate of .433 and have struck out 660 times, while drawing a walk on 247 occasions. They have accumulated 331 runs batted in and 633 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .246. The Twins have recorded 128 doubles as a team and have hit 111 balls out of the park. They have a total of 354 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .317. As a squad, the Minnesota Twins are recording 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in baseball.
The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 4.86 so far this year (25th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 620 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.68 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. Twins pitchers have conceded 115 home runs in addition to 402 runs in total (26th in MLB). They have walked 231 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.69 as a unit this season.
Twins relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 59 times and also have had 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 43 holds on the season (9th in the league). The Twins relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 63.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 73 save situations. They have 19 saves for the season and have missed out on 11 of 30 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 82 runners so far this season with 59.8% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Twins have sent 251 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Minnesota Twins have notched a total of 2,002 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 678 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .981 which ranks 28th in baseball, and have a total of 505 double plays. The Twins have converted 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,006 innings, which has them ranked 22nd in professional baseball.
Ober has taken the mound for 21 innings and is sitting with 23 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.64 (11 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.313. He has allowed 24 hits (10.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 4 free passes. Ober (0-0 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.13 while going up against 90 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Chicago White Sox have accounted for an on-base percentage of .334 in addition to a team batting average of .249 so far this year. They have been rung up on 681 occasions (17th in MLB) and are sitting with 621 base knocks. Chicago has a total of 72 HRs for the season and 340 runs batted in. The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .396 and they are earning 4.78 runs per outing (9th in MLB). They have hit 125 two-baggers, while getting a free base 294 times and racking up 368 runs.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.192 and have a FIP of 3.63 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.40 (765 strikeouts vs 225 free passes). They come in at 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 562. They have allowed 85 HR's and they relinquish 3.91 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 287 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.45 (253 earned runs allowed).
Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.1% out of their 109 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 74 times in high leverage situations in addition to 65 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 77 save situations, the White Sox have accrued 38 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They sit at 18th in MLB holding a save percentage of 61.1%, and they have sent 224 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Chicago has had relief pitchers take the mound in 36 save chances and they have converted 22 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 49 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (30th in professional baseball). The White Sox have racked up 561 assists, 54 errors and have accumulated 1,982 putouts over the course of the season. In 5,946 innings on the field, the White Sox have a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (20th in the majors).
Cease (15-14 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.57 earned run average and has surrendered 8.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.19 and he has gone up against 910 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 105 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.430 and a FIP of 4.8. During his career, Cease has allowed 195 base knocks while he has tallied 221 K's in 207 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+125)
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