Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-105) Minnesota (-115)
Target Field is the site where the Minnesota Twins (75-79) will compete against the Chicago White Sox (76-78) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has Chicago at -105 while Minnesota is sitting at -115. The total has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Lucas Giolito and Louie Varland.
As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which is 17th in baseball. They have earned a total of 659 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .313. The White Sox have tallied 258 doubles as a unit and have hit 144 balls out of the park. They have 627 RBI's as well as 1,379 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is at .258. Chicago has a slugging rate of .390 and have struck out 1,207 times, while taking a walk on 377 occasions.
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The White Sox hold a team ERA of 3.91 for the season (13th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,370 hitters. They have walked 503 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.82 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.29. White Sox pitchers have yielded 158 home runs and 684 total runs (20th in MLB).
The White Sox relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 161 save situations. The relievers have inherited 188 base runners so far this year with 38.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. White Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 133 times in addition to having 159 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 522 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen have notched 94 holds this season (6th in baseball). They have tallied 44 saves on the campaign and have blown 22 out of their 66 chances to save the game.
The Chicago White Sox have notched a total of 4,133 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,229 assists and 99 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which is 28th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 115 double plays. The White Sox have converted 68.9% of balls in play into outs in their 12,399 innings on the field, which has them ranked 22nd in baseball.
Giolito has taken the mound for 817 innings and has racked up 863 punch outs in his MLB career. Giolito (52-47 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.28 while facing 3,418 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.35 (395 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.246. He has surrendered 711 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 307 free passes.
The Twins hold a team slugging % of .403 and they earn 4.28 runs per game (18th in baseball). They have notched 256 doubles, while walking 482 times and putting up 659 runs. Minnesota has accumulated 172 home runs for the year as well as 632 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,277 occasions (20th in MLB) and have earned 1,292 hits. The Minnesota Twins have accumulated an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a team batting average of .248 on the season.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.257 and have a FIP of 4.08 as a pitching staff so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.80 (1,276 strikeouts vs 456 free passes). They sit at 15th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,265. They have given up 179 homers and they give up 4.31 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 656 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.03 (613 earned runs relinquished).
With 153 save situations, the Twins have compiled 98 holds and also 27 blown saves. Minnesota has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 54 save chances and they have walked away with 27 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 162 times in high leverage situations and on 129 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.8% of 178 inherited runners. They rank 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 525 relievers to the hill on the year.
In their 12,321 innings played, the Twins have a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (14th in baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 116 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in baseball). The Twins have recorded 1,249 assists, 74 errors and are sitting with 4,107 putouts for the year.
Varland (0-2 career record) has a 5.06 earned run average and has conceded 10.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.25 and he has faced 68 batters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 9 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.438 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.5. In his MLB career, Varland has surrendered 19 hits while he has totaled 13 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-105)
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