Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 7/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+125) Chicago (-156)
Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins (40-54, 4th in AL Central) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (57-37, 1st in AL Central). The Twins open this game at +125 while the White Sox are coming in at -156. The over/under is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Michael Pineda and Dylan Cease.
Minnesota has a slugging % of .426 and have struck out 795 times, while being walked on 309 occasions. They have amassed 398 RBI's in addition to 764 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average comes in at .243. The Twins have accrued 151 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 133 balls out of the park. They have 431 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .315. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are knocking in 4.6 runs per outing, which is 12th in the league.
The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.96 for the year (27th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 782 hitters. They have walked 281 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.66 as a unit so far this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Twins pitchers have yielded 141 home runs in addition to 498 runs in total (28th in MLB).
The Twins relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 63.9% and has come into the game in 86 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 98 runners so far this season with 55.1% of those players crossed the plate. Twins bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 74 times and also have had 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have sent 297 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 50 holds for the year (9th in the league). They have accumulated 23 saves this season and have missed out on 13 of their 36 save opportunities.
The Twins have turned 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 7,344 innings on the field, ranking them 24th in MLB. The Minnesota Twins are sitting with 2,448 putouts so far this season, as well as 806 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .981 which puts them in 28th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 629 double plays.
Pineda has taken the ball for 914 innings and has accounted for 907 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Pineda (56-51 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.68 while he has gone up against 3,787 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.03 (409 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.188. He has surrendered 879 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 207 free passes.
Chicago has compiled 103 HRs on the year to go along with 450 RBIs. They have notched 161 two-baggers, while taking a walk 356 times as well as recording 478 runs. The Chicago White Sox have compiled a team on-base percentage of .338 as well as a team batting average of .255 this year. The White Sox have a team slugging % of .420 and they average 5.09 runs per contest (4th in MLB). They have struck out on 825 occasions (17th in the league) and are sitting with 781 base hits.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.188 in addition to having a FIP of 3.66 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.37 (930 strikeouts vs 276 free passes). They are sitting at 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 684. They have surrendered 103 long balls and they relinquish 3.93 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 353 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.53 (317 earned runs relinquished).
Chicago has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 41 save chances and they have earned 26 saves. They rank 12th in MLB holding a save rate of 63.4%, and they have sent 275 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 87 times in high leverage situations and on 80 occasions with base runners. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.8% out of their 134 inherited base runners. Sitting with 92 save situations, the White Sox have earned 48 holds and also 15 blown saves.
Out of their 7,278 innings played, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (17th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have twisted 60 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (27th in pro baseball). The White Sox have 677 assists, 59 errors and are sitting with 2,426 putouts for the season.
Thus far in his career, Cease has surrendered 212 hits while accumulating 252 strikeouts in 229 innings. Cease (16-16 career record) has earned a 4.64 ERA while allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 118 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.406 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.29 and he has faced 1,004 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-156) and under 9.5 runs
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