Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+105) Minnesota (-125)
The Chicago White Sox (76-77) are en route to Target Field on Wednesday where they will meet the Minnesota Twins (74-79). The moneyline on this contest has the White Sox at +105 and the Twins are priced at -125. The over/under is 7.5. The men taking the mound are Johnny Cueto and Josh Winder.
Chicago has a slugging rate of .391 and have been rung up 1,193 times, while drawing a walk on 376 occasions. They have earned 627 RBI's and 1,377 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is sitting at .259. The White Sox have tallied 257 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 144 balls out of the park. They have earned 659 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .314. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which is 16th in the league.
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The White Sox have an earned run average of 3.90 this year (14th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,362 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 157 long balls in addition to 680 total runs (20th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 502 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.82 as a team so far this year.
White Sox bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 133 times and also have had 159 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 94 holds on the campaign (6th in the league). The White Sox relievers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 161 save situations. They have earned 44 saves this season and have missed out on 22 out of their 66 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 188 runners over the course of the season and 38.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. The White Sox have dispatched 520 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 4,109 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,224 assists and 99 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which is 29th in baseball, and have accumulated 114 double plays. The White Sox have converted 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,327 innings, which ranks them 22nd in pro baseball.
Cueto (142-106 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.85 while facing 9,053 hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 2,013 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 618 free passes. His earned run average is 3.43 (831 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.207. Cueto has taken the mound for 2,180 frames and has earned 1,801 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Twins hold a team slugging % of .402 and they are recording 4.28 runs per outing (18th in baseball). They have put up 253 doubles, while taking a walk 481 times as well as notching 655 runs. Minnesota has a total of 171 home runs for the season as well as 628 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,269 occasions (20th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,282 base hits. The Minnesota Twins have earned a team OBP of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .248 on the season.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.263 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.11 as a pitching staff so far this season. They come in at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,263. The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 656 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.06 (613 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 (1,262 strikeouts vs 455 walks). They have conceded 179 homers and they give up 4.34 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB).
Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 54 save opportunities and they have recorded 27 saves. They rank 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 523 relievers to the hill so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 162 times in high leverage situations and on 128 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.9% out of their 177 inherited runners. With 153 save situations, the Twins have recorded 98 holds and also 27 blown saves.
Out of their 12,240 innings on the field, the Twins have a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (13th in MLB). The Minnesota Twins have gotten 115 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in baseball). The Twins have accrued 1,243 assists, 74 errors and have a tally of 4,080 putouts so far this season.
During his career, Winder has given up 58 hits while he has accumulated 39 punch outs in 60 frames. Winder (4-5 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.20 ERA and has given up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 28 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.250 and having a FIP of 5.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.29 and he has faced 252 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (-125) and under 7.5 runs
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