Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Minnesota Twins (4-8) will go up against the Chicago White Sox (6-5) at Target Field on Friday.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .347 and have struck out 78 times, while drawing a walk on 24 occasions. They have 38 RBI's in addition to 75 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .212. The White Sox have recorded 16 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 10 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 40 runs scored while having a team OBP of .265. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are notching 3.6 runs per contest, which has them at 20th in the league.
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White Sox pitchers have surrendered 7 home runs and 45 runs (12th in MLB). They have walked 43 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.23 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.27. The White Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.74 on the season (17th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 110 hitters.
White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 14 times as well as having 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 14 holds this year (1st in the league). The White Sox bullpen have recorded a save rate of 71.4% and has come into the game in 21 save situations. They have accumulated 5 saves on the season and have blown 2 of their 7 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 22 base runners for the year with 31.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The White Sox have dispatched 46 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Chicago White Sox are sitting with 290 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 83 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .969 which has them sitting 30th in MLB, and they have turned 6 double plays. The White Sox have converted 68.0% of balls in play into outs out of 870 innings on the field, which ranks them 25th in MLB.
Kopech (5-4 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.46 and he has gone up against 387 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 77 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 30 free passes. His earned run average is 3.50 (36 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.155. Kopech has thrown 92 innings and has earned 126 punch outs in his career.
The Minnesota Twins have an OBP of .291 as well as a team batting average of .198 this season. They have struck out on 110 occasions (13th in baseball) and have recorded 75 hits. Minnesota has tallied 12 HRs for the year to go along with 37 runs batted in. The Twins hold a team slugging % of .338 and they score 3.33 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have hit 15 doubles, while getting a free base 44 times as well as notching 40 runs.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.279 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.30 as a unit so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.43 (97 strikeouts vs 40 bases on balls). They are sitting at 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 93. They have relinquished 15 home runs and they give up 4.24 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB). The Minnesota pitching staff have relinquished 49 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.98 (46 earned runs given up).
With 4 save situations, the Twins have amassed 2 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Minnesota has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 2 save opportunities and they have come away with 0 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 6 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 42.9% of 14 inherited runners. They sit at 29th in the league holding a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have dispatched 39 relievers onto the field for the year.
The Minnesota Twins have gotten 7 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (24th in professional baseball). The Twins have accrued 95 assists, 8 errors and have amassed 312 putouts on the season. In 936 innings on the diamond, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (15th in MLB).
So far in his career, Ober has allowed 100 hits while earning 103 punch outs in 103 innings pitched. He has allowed 47 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.181 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.68 and he has gone up against 423 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Ober (4-4 mark in his career) has a 4.09 ERA while surrendering 8.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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