Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 7/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+110) Chicago (-135)
Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (56-36, 1st in AL Central) host the Minnesota Twins (39-53, 4th in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday. The Twins open this game at +110 while the White Sox are coming in at -135. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Bailey Ober and Dallas Keuchel.
Minnesota is slugging .427 and have been called out on strikes 783 times, while drawing a walk on 306 occasions. They have earned 392 RBI's as well as 753 base knocks on the season, while their batting average is sitting at .244. The Twins have hit 151 doubles as a squad and have knocked 130 balls out of the park. They have racked up 425 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 12th in MLB.
The Twins have an earned run average of 4.98 for the season (27th in MLB), and they have struck out 763 hitters. They have walked 277 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.64 as a unit so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.36. Twins pitchers have given up 137 home runs and 491 runs in total (28th in MLB).
The Twins relievers have recorded a save rate of 62.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 85 save situations. The relievers have inherited 98 runners over the course of the season and 55.1% of them crossed home plate. Twins relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 73 times in addition to having 99 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 293 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have notched 50 holds this season (9th in MLB). They have compiled 22 saves this season and have blown 13 out of their 35 save chances.
The Minnesota Twins have notched a total of 2,406 putouts thus far, in addition to 795 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which has them ranked 28th in baseball, and have accumulated 616 double plays. The Twins have turned 68.2% of balls in play into outs out of 7,218 innings on the field, which has them sitting 24th in MLB.
Ober has taken the ball for 33 innings and has racked up 37 K's thus far in his career. Ober (1-1 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.56 while he has faced 142 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 5.45 (20 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.364. He has given up 34 base knocks (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 11 free passes.
The Chicago White Sox have compiled an on-base percentage of .340 and a batting average of .257 on the campaign. They have struck out on 806 instances (18th in the league) and have 773 base hits. Chicago has compiled 99 home runs on the season as well as 443 RBIs. The White Sox have a team slugging percentage of .420 and they tally 5.12 runs per outing (4th in MLB). They have 160 two-baggers, while getting a free base 352 times and scoring 471 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 347 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.55 (313 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 100 long balls and they concede 3.94 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.193 in addition to having a FIP of 3.64 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.36 (918 strikeouts against 273 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 673.
Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.1% out of 131 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 85 times in high leverage situations and on 78 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 92 save situations, the White Sox have earned 48 holds and 15 blown saves. They are currently ranked 12th in the league with a save percentage of 63.4%, and they have sent 270 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 41 save chances and they have tallied 26 saves.
In their 7,143 innings played, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in pro baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 59 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .981 (27th in professional baseball). The White Sox have accrued 664 assists, 58 errors and have amassed 2,381 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his MLB career, Keuchel has conceded 1,414 base hits while tallying 1,136 punch outs in 1,462 innings. He has allowed 591 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.261 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.64 and he has faced 6,099 opposing hitters in his career. Keuchel (97-76 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.64 ERA and has conceded 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+110)
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