Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 7/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+120) Chicago (-152)
Jose Berrios and the Minnesota Twins (33-44, 4th in AL Central) head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (46-32, 1st in AL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Twins priced at +120 and the White Sox are at -152. The total opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Jose Berrios and Carlos Rodon.
The Twins have accrued 131 doubles as a unit and have knocked 112 balls out of the stadium. Minnesota is slugging .433 and have struck out 662 times, while drawing a walk on 249 occasions. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are earning 4.7 runs per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. They have 337 RBI's as well as 641 hits on the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .246. They have accounted for 360 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .317.
Twins pitchers have relinquished 115 home runs and 409 runs in total (27th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 237 opposing players and their FIP is 4.68 as a unit so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.65 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.35. The Twins have a team ERA of 4.89 on the year (26th in the league), and they have rung up 628 batters.
The Twins relief pitchers have a save rate of 63.3% and stepped onto the hill in 73 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 84 base runners on the year with 59.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. Twins bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 61 times as well as having 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 253 relievers to the hill this year. The bullpen have recorded 43 holds so far this season (9th in MLB). They have compiled 19 saves for the year and have blown 11 of 30 save chances.
The Twins have converted 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 6,078 innings on the field, which has them sitting 22nd in MLB. The Minnesota Twins have earned 2,026 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 689 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which ranks 28th in the majors, and have accumulated 513 double plays.
Berrios has taken the mound for 749 frames and is sitting with 749 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Berrios (55-40 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.01 while he has faced 3,169 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.10 (341 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.245. He has surrendered 689 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 244 free passes.
Chicago has accumulated 72 home runs on the year and 347 runs batted in. They have put up 126 two-baggers, while taking a walk 300 times as well as scoring 375 runs. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with an OBP of .335 in addition to a team batting average of .250 so far this year. The White Sox have a SLG% of .395 and they are scoring 4.81 runs per outing (9th in baseball). They have struck out on 689 occasions (17th in baseball) and have totaled 630 hits.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.191 in addition to having a FIP of 3.65 as a team for the year. They sit at 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 570. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 293 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.48 (259 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.38 (767 strikeouts against 227 walks). They have given up 86 dingers and they surrender 3.94 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Chicago has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 37 save chances and they have converted 23 saves. They sit at 17th in baseball with a save percentage of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 227 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their relievers have come in 75 times in high leverage situations and on 66 occasions with base runners. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.7% of 110 inherited runners. Sitting with 79 save situations, the White Sox have earned 39 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 51 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in professional baseball). The White Sox have recorded 575 assists, 54 errors and have earned 2,009 putouts so far this season. In their 6,027 innings on the field, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Rodon has allowed 556 hits while he has totaled 638 K's in 615 innings pitched. Rodon (35-36 career mark) has a 3.88 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 265 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.318 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 and he has gone up against 2,635 batters in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-152) and under 7.5 runs
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