Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 7/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Monday, July 19, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+145) Chicago (-192)
Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox (55-36, 1st in AL Central) play the Minnesota Twins (39-52, 4th in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday. The odds on this game have the Twins coming in at +145 and the White Sox are at -192. The over/under is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Michael Pineda and Lance Lynn.
The Twins have accounted for 150 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 130 baseballs out of the stadium. Minnesota owns a slugging percentage of .429 and have struck out 777 times, while being walked on 301 occasions. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are notching 4.7 runs per game, which puts them at 12th in baseball. They have tallied 392 runs batted in and 747 hits so far this year, while their batting average is sitting at .244. They have a total of 425 runs while holding a team OBP of .317.
The Twins have a team earned run average of 4.95 so far this year (27th in the league), and their staff has struck out 758 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. Twins pitchers have yielded 135 long balls and also 484 runs in total (28th in the league). They have walked 276 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.64 as a squad on the campaign.
The Twins relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.9% and has come into the game in 85 save situations. The relievers have inherited 98 base runners on the season with 55.1% of them ended up scoring. Twins relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 73 times as well as having 99 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 292 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen are sitting with 50 holds on the season (9th in the league). They have tallied 22 saves on the year and have blown 13 out of their 35 chances to get a save.
The Twins have converted 68.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,146 innings, which has them sitting at 24th in pro baseball. The Minnesota Twins have earned 2,382 putouts so far this season, in addition to 788 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which puts them in 28th in MLB, and have accumulated 608 double plays.
Pineda (56-51 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.68 while he has gone up against 3,787 opposing hitters in the majors. He has conceded 879 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 207 free passes. His ERA is 4.03 (409 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.188. Pineda has taken the mound for 914 innings and has earned 907 punch outs during his career.
The White Sox have a SLG% of .420 and they earn 5.13 runs per contest (4th in MLB). They have 159 two-baggers, while walking 350 times and putting up 467 runs. Chicago is sitting with 97 home runs for the year to go along with 439 runs batted in. They have struck out on 802 occasions (18th in MLB) and have totaled 766 base hits. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with an on-base percentage of .340 in addition to a batting average of .257 this season.
The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 347 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.59 (313 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 100 home runs and they allow 3.98 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.205 in addition to having a FIP of 3.68 as a pitching staff on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.32 (905 strikeouts against 273 free passes). They have a ranking of 5th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 672.
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 41 save chances and they have tallied 26 saves. They are currently ranked 12th in the league with a save rate of 63.4%, and they have sent 268 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 85 times in high leverage situations and on 78 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.1% out of 131 inherited base runners. Sitting with 92 save situations, the White Sox have earned 48 holds and also 15 blown saves.
In 7,062 innings on the diamond, the White Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (20th in professional baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 59 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (27th in the majors). The White Sox have racked up 660 assists, 58 errors and have accumulated 2,354 putouts for the season.
During his career, Lynn has allowed 1,375 hits while earning 1,520 strikeouts in 1,517 innings pitched. Lynn (113-74 career record) holds a 3.48 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 586 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.275 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 and he has gone up against 6,416 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+145)
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